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Porter - Back East Brewing Company

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Porter
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87
very good

54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | 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:
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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Billolick

New York

3.88/5  rDev 0%

08-24-2014 20:21:22 | More by Billolick
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ordinarymatt

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

08-22-2014 16:14:44 | More by ordinarymatt
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TWStandley

Massachusetts

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
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hopley

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.1%

08-13-2014 14:06:05 | More by hopley
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Crazy4LegMoose

Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev +9.3%

A: Thick opaque black ale w/ 3 fingers of creamy golden brown head. Leaves thick fluffy lacing w/ a thick pillow of head retention. Great looking brew.

S: Dark chocolate and smokey flavors hit you at first. A little bit of anise in there. Smell reminds me of chocolate croissants fresh out of the oven. Roasted bittersweet chocolate with a hint of nuts also.

T: Smooth roasted chocolate croissant flavor with a hint of coffee and roasted macadamia nuts. A bit of tanginess in the middle that finishes slightly bittersweet and chocolatey.

M: Full bodied creamy beer. w/ lots of roasted flavors. No real fizz more creamy.

O: Solid porter that is sweet but not to sweet or overly bittersweet. Nice balance of chocolate and roasted notes.

08-09-2014 00:26:03 | More by Crazy4LegMoose
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swierczt

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

08-05-2014 19:59:59 | More by swierczt
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datalager

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

07-20-2014 13:17:40 | More by datalager
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SocalKicks

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

07-17-2014 11:44:12 | More by SocalKicks
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lic217

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.1%

07-13-2014 19:44:39 | More by lic217
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Sweffin

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

06-26-2014 02:34:21 | More by Sweffin
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Std73

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.1%

06-03-2014 18:13:43 | More by Std73
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petermethot

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

06-01-2014 11:57:36 | More by petermethot
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SuomiHobbit

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.1%

05-03-2014 13:31:57 | More by SuomiHobbit
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ChrisChagnon

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.1%

04-30-2014 14:36:03 | More by ChrisChagnon
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Ultra-Plinian

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.1%

04-12-2014 04:43:57 | More by Ultra-Plinian
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

03-25-2014 13:53:56 | More by Griffith
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qcbrewer

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

03-18-2014 22:39:06 | More by qcbrewer
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epoole3

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -22.7%

03-15-2014 12:58:22 | More by epoole3
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bccrosley

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.1%

03-15-2014 12:56:51 | More by bccrosley
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420Rick

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

03-13-2014 18:37:22 | More by 420Rick
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sulldaddy

Connecticut

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
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Dag48

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

03-04-2014 23:08:44 | More by Dag48
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grahuba

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.1%

03-01-2014 23:15:06 | More by grahuba
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shigg85

Japan

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

02-24-2014 00:49:47 | More by shigg85
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braican

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-22-2014 01:47:20 | More by braican
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Porter from Back East Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.