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Backyard Porter - Fountain Square Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
82
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58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.61%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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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2.38/5  rDev -33.9%

On tap at the Red Lion Grog House. Served in 16 oz glass w/ Fountain Square Brewing logo.

Pours a deep brown with a creamy tan head that looks delicious. The smell was fragrant, almost earthy, yet slight off. Roasted coffee comes to mind, but there's an industrial whiff to it also. The mouthfeel is different. The carbonation stands out noticeably and not for the better. Full, yet fizzy and inconsistent. The coffee taste comes to the fore and so does the bitterness. The problem I had with this beer is that the bad carbonation notes and the bitterness linger too long in the brut(al) finish. I can love a beer that's slightly off, but this one was too far off for me. A drain pour.

grogged, May 15, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

Filabee, Apr 08, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

drummermattie02, Jul 29, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

Pillowburn, Feb 12, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

BcOneSeven, Jun 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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!

emerge077, Jan 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

Rempo, Jun 23, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

psmith161, Jan 12, 2013
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3.2/5  rDev -11.1%

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.

secondtooth, May 04, 2013
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Backyard Porter from Fountain Square Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.