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Porter - Backcountry Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
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36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 10.99%


Brewed by:
Backcountry Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly Peak One Porter.

(Beer added by: Jason on 01-12-2004)
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Ratings: 36 | Reviews: 24 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by HeroJH:
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HeroJH

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This was ok. It had some interesting points to it which I'd probably expand on if I was the brewer.

A - Black, copper, Co2 Head
S - chalky finger paint (not that it's a bad thing, but I seriously smelled that for some reason, I liked it.) Flowery sweet. Coffee
T - Toasty, round, little sweet finish.
M - Thin and bitter linger from toasted malts.
D - worth a taster, but not a pint.

Serving type: on-tap

07-09-2009 21:16:38 | More by HeroJH
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cam12

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.6%

01-14-2014 03:56:34 | More by cam12
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beergoot

Colorado

3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark body with a thin yet lasting head; nice rings on the glass after every sip. Excellent charred/roasted grain note in the aroma; coffee grounds. Very fine flavors: roasted grains; bitter chocolate and coffee. Medium bodied; dry and clean finish.

A rich, tasty porter, balanced and good depth of flavor throughout. Nothing earth-shattering or new, but does the style proud. A nice little find...

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2014 00:05:02 | More by beergoot
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a balloon glass.

Look: A dark coffee body. A light cream colored head. Little lacing, with a wisp of tiny bubbles after receding.

Aroma: Rich, dark roasted malts bring out a good amount of chocolate and coffee. I even detect a bit of powdery cocoa.

Taste: A good play on bitter chocolate and coffee here, with a subtle bed of hearty malts. The finish has just a slight tang of raisin.

Mouthfeel: Just about perfect in weight. Thin but not too thin.

Overall: I like this porter a lot. It's got enough going on within a simple design. But it hits all the right notes.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2013 01:48:16 | More by JuicesFlowing
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famous_mortimur

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +3%

11-10-2013 19:10:58 | More by famous_mortimur
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DrIPA

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +3%

10-16-2013 15:59:39 | More by DrIPA
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

10-14-2013 20:08:06 | More by acurtis
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denver10

Colorado

2.96/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours deep dark brown with a black center and a very slight dirty cream head. Aroma is roasted malts that give off some dark chocolate and some dark fruits. Flavor is roasty, chocolate, and dark fruits and a little taffee. A thinner medium mouthfeel. Overall, average porter that I didn't care for. Not something I need to drink again.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2013 02:08:12 | More by denver10
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MickeyMonk

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

08-03-2013 04:20:55 | More by MickeyMonk
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Ispeakforthetrees

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-15-2013 14:50:38 | More by Ispeakforthetrees
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I found this to be more of an English style porter with a nice caramel malty flavor with the bitterness of dark roasted barley. the pour does let some light in, giving it a dim red glow, two inches of khaki head on it but not much retention. the nose is cocoa powder and sweeter English malts. the flavor features some milk chocolate notes and the bitter trumps the sweetness in the end, but the bigger grain bill is appreciated here. it gives plenty of body to this, which is just right with its upbeat carbonation and incredibly smooth and creamy texture. this is a fine session beer, and one that would work in a variety of food contexts. a versatile porter with its English malt additions. its a little filling, but its just right while the weather is still cold. this was one of my favorite back country beers I had while I was there.

Serving type: on-tap

03-13-2013 19:10:44 | More by StonedTrippin
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Jasonrm72

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

03-09-2013 20:34:09 | More by Jasonrm72
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Haybeerman

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

03-03-2013 14:46:02 | More by Haybeerman
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tswater

Colorado

4/5  rDev +9.9%

01-08-2013 19:29:40 | More by tswater
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

01-04-2013 16:57:37 | More by MarkyMOD
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hopfacebrew

Colorado

4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Mebuzzard for the recommendation! Poured from bottle best buy July 2012 to pint glass the beer pours a translucent deep mahogany color with a tannish head, 1 finger's worth, decent retention and nice lacing. The nose is roast with hints of coffee, chocolate. Nice. Similarly the flavor follows the nose with roasted malts most prevalent. The chocolate, coffee, and molasses flavors come through as the beer warms. Mild bitterness and somewhat sweet. Medium bodied and adequately carbonated the beer finishes dry. Overall, a solid beer for sure. It doesn't blow your mind but it's easy to drink and enjoyable and at $3.50 a bomber I will be enjoying a lot more of it!

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2012 13:05:11 | More by hopfacebrew
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jilly425

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

12-18-2011 00:17:22 | More by jilly425
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-07-2011 18:17:42 | More by kjkinsey
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

4.33/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark, dark ruby...just about black. Glossy. Off-brown head, some rockiness in the center. Nice lacing

Coffee and baked caramel aroma. Some chocolate and molasses. Leather. Wish I were in the mountains sipping on this...

Coffee backed flavors. Chocolate a bit, tannin a bit. Dry and semi sweet. Molasses and leather round it out. Black toasted bread, roasted barley. A bit of dark fruit and faint pine.

This isn't one of those flavor bombs, or bourbon barreled dark beers. The feel on this beer has a slight dryness on the end, and still leaves the flavor alone. It's not a sipper. You can get a six pack and be happy with it. Quite a solid beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2011 06:27:20 | More by Mebuzzard
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LeeryLeprechaun

Colorado

3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Peak one porter pours black with no ruby highlights. There is a nice head that is brown but it does not last very long.

The beer smells of roasted malt and just begs you to taste it.

The taste is of coffee and roasted malt and is a little acidic at the end.

The mouth feel is somewhat watery and is the only flaw in this beer.

This was a very enjoyable porter and I would happily get to enjoy this beer again.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2011 23:28:13 | More by LeeryLeprechaun
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Decent porter, way too carbonated. Pours black, with a good amont of head. Simplistic, a little oily and roasted. More of a serviceable porter, some bitterness from Northwestern hops.A good amount of chocolate. In person gift from Jason Bach.Smoother without as much carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2011 05:37:07 | More by Sammy
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u2carew

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz. Bomber.
A) Pours with a finger thick, tan colored head . Settles slightly leaving a tight, sticky lacing at the edge of the glass. Dark body with reddish tones.
S) Roasted grains. Toffee. Hints of chocolate and coffee.
T) Subtle smoky notes. Caramel malt sweetness.. A nice hop bite in the finish.
M) Not entirely full body, a bit thin at times. A slight tannin feel. Dry in the finish.
D) A decent porter. I'd have another.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2010 01:26:34 | More by u2carew
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zeff80

Missouri

3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a dark, dark brown color with ruby highlights. It had a small, caramel-colored head of foam that left behind some sudsy residue.

S - It smelled of dark roasted coffee and roasty malt.

T - Good roasted flavor with mild notes of coffee, chocolate and sweet molasses.

M - It was crisp and smooth with a dry finish. A medium-bodied porter that is easy drinking.

D - This is a fine porter. I'd like to try it on tap at the pub sometime.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2010 01:48:34 | More by zeff80
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Rayek

Colorado

3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Deep walnut color is close to black. A vigorous pour netted a small and soapy cream head that didn't stick long. Left tiny bits of lace.

S: Pretty mild, but kind of complex. Dark sugar aromas of licorice, molasses and chocolate dominate. A slight coffee scent keeps the sweetness in check.

T: The aforementioned sugars transition nicely into the flavor. Bitterness is there for balance but doesn't add much in the flavor department. Some dark fruits start to break through toward the end.

M: The medium body has a bit too much fizz to it.

D: I honestly didn't enjoy this beer that much. It's certainly drinkable, but lacked a certain something that causes really good beers to stand out. I'm still glad I picked it up.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2009 15:19:45 | More by Rayek
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htomsirveaux

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle tried 18 Mar 2009.

Poured in Abita pint glass. Minimal off white head, dissipates relatively quickly. Almost flat. Dark brown color, opaque. Smells like raisins, raisin bran. Flavor is light but starts with a little raisin fruitiness and toasy malts. Finish of burnt sugar. Slight hint of smoke in the aftertaste. Minimal bitterness and astringency. Medium light body, moderate alcohol.

Overall decent and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2009 04:36:20 | More by htomsirveaux
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Porter from Backcountry Brewery
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