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Porter - Back East Brewing Company

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57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | 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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4/5  rDev +3.4%

grahuba, Mar 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

shigg85, Feb 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

braican, Feb 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

jbhollis1180, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of WhaleHopper
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
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!

WhaleHopper, Jan 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

JAHMUR, Jan 08, 2014
Photo of tigg924
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

tigg924, Dec 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

diverite, Dec 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Stum-pub, Nov 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

nebula1999, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of PicoPapa
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

PicoPapa, Nov 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

jfcaa193, Nov 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

George1005, Nov 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

AGust82, Oct 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

OatmattStout, Oct 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

oriolesfan4, Oct 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

JTomczak, Aug 25, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -41.9%

DonFrap, Jul 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

hockeyfighter19, Jun 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Auror, Jun 01, 2013
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5/5  rDev +29.2%

Pmorinphidelt, Apr 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

dcguitar, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of Durge
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

Durge, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of BeerDude203
4.83/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I've had this beer from a growler and draft. Both are excellent, especially on draft. To me this porter is nearly flawless, it's the way I imagine a porter was intended to taste when the style was created. Nice and roasty toasty with a nice full body and a chewy mouthfeel. It's definitely a porter though, not too thick and syrupy like some that cross the line into stout territory. Great job by back east, all the beers I've had from them are great representations of their particular styles.

BeerDude203, Jan 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

DrunkinYogi, Jan 20, 2013
Porter from Back East Brewing Company
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