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Porter - Backcountry Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
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42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 10.63%
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:
Formerly Peak One Porter.

(Beer added by: Jason on 01-12-2004)
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Photo of Beaver13
2.58/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

The Peak One pours a dark black with mahongany highlights. It has a light brown head that quickly dissipated to a thin film and collar that laced the glass a little.

The aroma is of roasted malts and chocolate.

The taste is rather bland. I remember it being more flavorful on tap. It has a very watery mouthfeel. The flavor is some roasted malt initially with a bitter coffee-like finish.

Like the Telemark IPA, this seems a lot different than the beer I had on tap at the brewery. At the brewery, I remember it being a very nice porter. Out of this bottle, it is a very disappointing, bland brew.

Beaver13, Mar 25, 2004
Photo of denver10
2.96/5  rDev -19.3%
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.

denver10, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of cam12
3/5  rDev -18.3%

cam12, Jan 14, 2014
Photo of briman
3.15/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served from bottle in standard pint glass.

Pours a dark brown, with ruby highlights when held up to the light. Thin tannish head dissipates almost immediately.

Smell is somewhat subtle...roasted malts with some slight notes of coffee/espresso.

Taste is basically the same, roasted malts, presence of coffee, and a touch of chocolate or cocoa. Slight roasted malt bitterness in the finish.

A little thin, and lacking flavor for my taste. I expect a little more from my porters. It's not a bad beer at all, but wouldn't be my first choice. The label claims it's a "robust porter", but in my opinion this is a bit of a misnomer.

briman, Mar 24, 2006
Photo of ArrogantB
3.15/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz bottle that I bought because I like their IPA. The color was a very dark brown with a decent tan colored head. Smell was a little roasty. taste was some roast and a little cocoa. I didn't care for this one too much and was glad when the bottle was gone.

ArrogantB, Apr 23, 2007
Photo of RevDru
3.23/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A - Pours a deep brown-to-black with minimal head formation. Almost no carbonation.

S - Malty, with coffee, chocolate, and slight hints of citrus.

T - Strong flavor of roasted coffee. just a hint of orange flower, and even a touch of rose-water.

M - A bit more thin than most porters. None of the expected creaminess.

D - Another bottle of BCB product just barely our of date. (Bottle is actually marked with current month.) Should a product break down that quickly? This bottle was probably losing its quality quite some time before its expiration date.

RevDru, Jan 14, 2007
Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

acurtis, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of HeroJH
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
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.

HeroJH, Jul 09, 2009
Photo of Seanibus
3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours very dark but with almost no head. The smell, perhaps as a consequence of the low carbonation, is almost non-existent. A little hint of malt, perhaps, but not much. The flavor has a slightly soy sauce edge, which suggests to me that the beer is too young. It does have a decent chocolatey, roasted malt character, but it is faint. The mouthfeel is slightly clingy, with a little chocolate flavor on the finish. Not bad. Not great. Perhaps it needs more time.

Seanibus, Aug 24, 2008
Photo of Rayek
3.48/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

Rayek, May 15, 2009
Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

DeadeyeOTDO, Nov 03, 2014
Photo of Ispeakforthetrees
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Ispeakforthetrees, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of Haybeerman
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Haybeerman, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of MickeyMonk
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

MickeyMonk, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of MarkyMOD
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

MarkyMOD, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of Jasonrm72
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Jasonrm72, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of htomsirveaux
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

htomsirveaux, Mar 21, 2009
Photo of Sammy
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

Sammy, May 29, 2011
Photo of hopdog
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Backcountry Brew Pub.

Poured a dark brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate, coffee and roast. Tastes of roast and chocolate with a light bitter coffee finish. Finish was on the thin side.

Notes from 12/15/06.

hopdog, Nov 22, 2008
Photo of Rymish
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Rymish, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of DrIPA
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

DrIPA, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of u2carew
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

u2carew, Dec 05, 2010
Photo of famous_mortimur
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

famous_mortimur, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of maniaczak
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

maniaczak, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of eawolff99
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

eawolff99, Jul 13, 2014
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Porter from Backcountry Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.