Porter - Back East Brewing Company
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Ratings: 54 | Reviews: 11 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.81/5 rDev -1.8%
Appearance: high carbonation, 1/3 inch head, opaque, dark brown in color
Smell: cocoa and vanilla
Taste: cocoa, vanilla, and coffee towards the end
Mouthfeel: Sweet with a roasty bitterness, medium body, moderate carbonation
Overall: A solid and tasty American porter that I was glad I had the chance to try. The smell of the beer is great. Certainly a great local porter to look for if in Connecticut.
12-26-2013 15:22:35 | More by tigg924
4/5 rDev +3.1%
Poured from the can into my Delirium tulip.
Appeared a dark brown color with an off white head. Impossible to see through but very bubbly in appearance.
Smelled of roasted malts and a touch of vanilla cream.
Taste was subtle yet tasty. Nice dark chocolate notes.
Not overly sweet - pretty subtle flavors. Definitely a very drinkable and tasty porter. Was surprised by how much I enjoyed this one.
08-17-2014 22:55:12 | More by TWStandley
3.78/5 rDev -2.6%
12oz can. Pours a dark brownish black color with an inch and a half of head. Almost looks like a glass of coke with a ton of carbonation. Minimal lacing. The aroma is roasty, smokey and malty. Earth, chocolate and some spicy hops. The taste is earthy with some chocolate and roasted malts. Smoke and some charred wood. Lots of carbonation. Happy to see a Porter in a can. Back East has made some good brews so far, glad they are here in CT. Overall, worth having again.
11-11-2013 01:35:01 | More by PicoPapa
4.03/5 rDev +3.9%
Pouring a cellar temp can into a snifter. THe beer pours a rich deep brown color with frothy beige head of 3 cm foaming up on a gentle pour.
The head recedes slowly during the sampling with tightly packed lattice and some wispy islands by midway point.
Aroma is roasted malt and some brown sugar sweetness. I also get a little earthy hop note mixed in on the nose, but this is a malt driven brew I think.
First sip reveals an average body and fine fizzy carbonation. The texture is smooth and coating on my palate. Nice physical beer.
Flavor is sweet chocolate malt with just a bit of roasted notes and again a little earthy hop. The finish is all roast and lingers after each sip. My tongue tingles from the carbonation too.
Overall a nice drinking beer that feels good and is tasty too. I like this porter and will pick it up again to take out to folks and introduce them to a nice CT made beer.
03-05-2014 03:28:52 | More by sulldaddy
4.1/5 rDev +5.7%
64 oz growler into a pint glass. Had no idea this took gold at GIBF, congrats Back East!
A - Pours a dark brown/black body. Lets a bit of light shine through. Nice and foamy two fingers worth of a tan head forms and settles into a thin cap with plenty of large bubbles. Lacing and retention is moderate.
S - Milk chocolate, lightly roasted malt, coffee, and some vanilla. A touch of floral hops. Very inviting and pleasant. Great balance between sweet and roast with neither really outshining the other.
T - Milk chocolate, sweet vanilla, bitter coffee beans and some metallic notes. Very solid porter. Mouth feel is medium bodied with average carbonation making for a highly drinkable beer.
O - Just a well rounded porter here. Very tasty and highly drinkable without coming off as too sweet or too roasty as some porters tend to. Back East is doing some great things.
11-28-2012 03:21:03 | More by davey101
4/5 rDev +3.1%
Poured from a growler into a tumbler pint, the beer is a dark, ruby-highlighted brown coloring with a frothy, dense, foamy, light brown head that started around an inch, but settled into a thin, clingy film coating the surface. Aromas of mocha, with a heavy, dark roasted coffee backbone supporting a bittersweet chocolate highlight. Smells sweet, but balanced. Flavors are roasty initially, with the sweet and rich chocolate sweeping in behind it. The flavors become entrenched with sweet, fudgy chocolate characteristics. Light, smooth bodied, the beer remains drinkable because the body helps to carry the rich flavors without overpowering. Roasted and bittersweet aftertaste with a clean, smooth finish. Very solid, tasty brew.
12-25-2012 01:16:40 | More by GarthDanielson
Porter from Back East Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.