Porter - Back East Brewing Company
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Ratings: 48 | Reviews: 9 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by GarthDanielson:
4/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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.
Serving type: growler
12-25-2012 01:16:40 | More by GarthDanielson
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4.03/5 rDev +3.9%
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
3.94/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
01-16-2014 20:59:21 | More by WhaleHopper
3.81/5 rDev -1.8%
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.
Serving type: can
12-26-2013 15:22:35 | More by tigg924
Porter from Back East Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.