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Porter - Back East Brewing Company

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88
very good

14 Reviews
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very good

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Reviews: 14
Hads: 87
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 7.21%
Wants: 2
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Back East Brewing Company visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Gambrinus1184 on 11-11-2012

Back East Porter is a full-bodied chestnut brown porter with notes of chocolate and caramel. This hearty beer offers a thick light brown head and is hopped just enough to offset the sweet maltiness and roasty undertone. This bold beer is refreshing enough to be enjoyed year round, but is at its best as a satisfying winter warmer or paired with a grilled steak, pork roast, or a burger.
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 14 | Hads: 87
Reviews by 420Rick:
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

More User Reviews:
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3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Char, Toast, Cacao, Quaffable

The basic Porter is not exactly a common style, although many geeks strive to find examples. Back East has produced a benchmark-level brew that is packed with flavors of unsweetened chocolate, caramel and coffee. A kiss of alcohol and just enough hop bitterness. Lots of balance with a hefty degree of robust roastiness. Finishes semi-sweet and leaves the palate wanting more.

STYLE: American Porter | ABV: 6.0% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #98 (MAR 2015) (527 characters)

Photo of SuomiHobbit
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Billolick
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of tigg924
3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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. (406 characters)

Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of grahuba
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of mbmiche
4.07/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of KTCamm
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

3/1...12 oz can. Pours dark black, all lights out, thick heady tan foam. Coffee nose, subdued, light roasted sweetness. Smooth creamy taste, light bitter, just a hint of coffee bean twisted in. Earthy. Some lactose milkiness. Smooth tasty, efficient. (250 characters)

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Addy
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a delicious, smooth porter. I like that it's not really bitter. It's very complex and flavorful- I recommend it! (120 characters)

Photo of OatmattStout
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of Uconnelmo
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TWStandley
4/5  rDev -0.5%

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. (405 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of royalflushr
5/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Fantastic porter. Great price and taster. Something I drink regularly. (70 characters)

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of MCImes
3.42/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

this is an ok porter with a good malty profile, but needs a little more body. to me it needs a little more malt in the mash so the final beer has more body and a little residual sweetness. I won't buy it again. (213 characters)

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of PicoPapa
3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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. (469 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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Porter from Back East Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.