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Porter - Backcountry Brewery

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45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Backcountry Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 01-12-2004

Formerly Peak One Porter.
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Ratings: 45 | Reviews: 27
Photo of sirhc3034
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.36/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beer4Mike
2.5/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

What happened to the one number rating?

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Nose: nose: fruit, some roast – very light – suggests espresso along with some chocolate.
Pours bright dark brown under a thick, moussey, 3" clingy tan tinted white foam cap.
Palate: Chocolate and espresso, not overly bitter from the roast, more chocolate than roast.
Thick, oily, creamy, chewy with medium very fine soft carbonation

Photo of Rymish
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of SamN
4.38/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very solid porter looks, nearly opaque, with the faintest reddish-brown highlights visible, topped with a sandy brown head of mildly loose bubbles. Smell, wow! That smell! So much dark, sweet, creamy coffee, roasted grains and just the right amount of hops at the edge to bring it all together. Taste is almost as good; dark, roasted, creamy. Twangy finish, a bit odd, but still so damn good.

Photo of cam12
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of beergoot
3.81/5  rDev +5%
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...

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.91/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

Photo of famous_mortimur
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of DrIPA
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of denver10
2.97/5  rDev -18.2%
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.

Photo of MickeyMonk
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

Photo of Jasonrm72
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Haybeerman
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of tswater
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of MarkyMOD
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of hopfacebrew
4/5  rDev +10.2%
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!

Photo of jilly425
4.5/5  rDev +24%

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