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Porter - Back East Brewing Company

Porter
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86
very good

40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 13.14%


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:
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 added by: Gambrinus1184 on 11-11-2012)
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Reviews by Durge:
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Durge

Connecticut

3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very dark brown color with a decent tan head and a very nice web of lace. The aroma is giving off some subtle grass with chocolate and charcoal subtleties. Not very strong but pleasant. The flavor offers caramel and pecan with grain mixed with a stout-like blend of charcoal and chocolate ideas. It's medium bodied with a dry, chalky feel, somewhat aqueous in an inviting sort of way. Very drinkable and decent.

Serving type: on-tap

01-27-2013 23:26:21 | More by Durge
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: can

03-05-2014 03:28:52 | More by sulldaddy
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A really nice porter from BE. Nice Malty flavors without much roast. A subtle nuttiness and nice light mouthfeel. A style that can sometime go too heavy, this one stays in check and suits multi rounds and as they describe can pair well with many pub style meals. My favorite from BE, hands down!

Serving type: on-tap

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Smell: cocoa and vanilla

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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.

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Porter from Back East Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.