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Backyard Porter - Fountain Square Brewing Co.

Backyard PorterBackyard Porter

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BA SCORE
82
good

39 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 39
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 15.6%


Brewed by:
Fountain Square Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
English Porter |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JamesS on 10-27-2011)
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Reviews by wisrarebeer:
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wisrarebeer

Wisconsin

4.01/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Justin for the trade.

A: nice caramel color, a bit lighter but head was very good to end of glass
S: very roasty, grainy and chocolatey
T: very similar to nose
M: rounded with grains and toasted quality
O: high drinkable and very tasty, nice balance of malt and hops

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2013 03:33:14 | More by wisrarebeer
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Filabee

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

04-08-2014 21:56:18 | More by Filabee
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Drknight

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

03-01-2014 16:26:14 | More by Drknight
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boilermakerbrew

Missouri

3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- Pours a deep brown in color, with lots of red tones and not very close to black. Average sized, 2 finger head forms and is medium tan in color. Retention and lacing are both very good. Some particulates are suspended in the body of the beer.

S- Lots of chocolate notes hit the nose first and are backed up by a little bit of burnt malt. Mostly sweeter chocolate flavors here that dominate the scent throughout.

T- Lots more burnt malts are prominent in the taste compared to the scent. Not much in the way of the chocolate flavors I found on the nose here. Starts dry and burnt in the flavor department. Burnt flavors are just a little bit bitter and are the primary flavor throughout the drink. Burnt flavors linger after the drink with maybe just a touch of smokiness.

M- This beer is rather thin and light on the tongue with a medium level of carbonation. Strong burnt malt flavors provide a little bit of body. This beer is pretty easy to drink too.

Overall, this is a slightly above average porter. It would really stand out if the chocolate on the nose translated into more chocolate in the flavor. Otherwise, there are some good burnt malt flavors and quality feel on the tongue. I wouldn't mind drinking a few more of these.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2014 00:58:00 | More by boilermakerbrew
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robwestcott

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

01-14-2014 22:01:08 | More by robwestcott
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emerge077

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Into a tumbler glass it immediately fills the glass with foam. Trying again, and "beer rinsing" the glass first, it pours with only half a glass of foam. Color is a dark brown with some minor clarity around the edges when backlit. Lots of foam, coats the glass in sheets. The overcarbonation is a potential sign of infection though.

Aroma holds nothing out of the ordinary. Roasted malt, a little chalky.

Astringent tartness and some weird solvent minerality show up first. Dry roasty malt underneath, but it's marred by the off flavors and seltzery overcarbonation. Will try this again someday to re-evaluate, hopefully this was an isolated case.

Thanks Howard!

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2014 02:24:09 | More by emerge077
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

12-30-2013 19:21:55 | More by jbaker67
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ToddGingerich

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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ChrisWashington

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

12-22-2013 04:13:35 | More by ChrisWashington
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buschbeer

Ohio

3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a perfect pint glass

A - It is brown to dark amber in color with amber highlights with an inch or two of tan head. It looks more like a brown ale than a porter.

S - The aroma is chocolate and cocoa.

T - The taste begins with some cocoa. Then I get some roasted malt. It finishes with a bitter burnt flavor.

M - Medium

O - I kept thinking I was drinking a brown ale. The burnt finish was the only thing that reminded me that I wasn't.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2013 21:55:18 | More by buschbeer
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

11-08-2013 06:42:43 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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EDAPOE51

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

08-26-2013 23:49:40 | More by EDAPOE51
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Aisha

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

08-20-2013 23:59:25 | More by Aisha
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icehawk

South Carolina

3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle (from stfun) Appearance: Opaque black with short lasting off-white head

Aroma: Fruity, alcohol, chocolate

Taste: Fruity, banana undertones, with slightly bitter dark chocolate flavors

Palate: Full mouthfeel, slightly chalky, unique cocoa like bitterness, but finishes sweet and dry.

Overall: Interesting porter that brings in some elements that make it quite enjoyable and different than "american" porters.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 18:01:50 | More by icehawk
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mpayne5

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-29-2013 02:02:30 | More by mpayne5
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drummermattie02

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

07-29-2013 01:41:41 | More by drummermattie02
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freewill35

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

07-09-2013 23:12:26 | More by freewill35
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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ajs4bd

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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Indiana

4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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secondtooth

Indiana

3.2/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a dark ruby, with a small head of tan bubbles. Minimal lacing.

Nose is roasty and fruity, and the body is light, even watery.

Flavor is toffee up front, with some roasty chocolate in there as well. Maybe this isn't super unique or standout, but it does go down smoothly, and Backyard Porter is a faithful and flavorful English-style porter.

Serving type: bottle

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Indiana

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