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Porter - Back East Brewing Company

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Porter
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BA SCORE
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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jbhollis1180

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

02-03-2014 18:36:39 | More by jbhollis1180
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WhaleHopper

Connecticut

3.94/5  rDev +1.5%

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!

01-16-2014 20:59:21 | More by WhaleHopper
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -22.7%

01-08-2014 18:44:14 | More by JAHMUR
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.81/5  rDev -1.8%

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.

12-26-2013 15:22:35 | More by tigg924
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diverite

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

12-01-2013 22:32:25 | More by diverite
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Stum-pub

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.1%

11-25-2013 00:50:51 | More by Stum-pub
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nebula1999

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

11-17-2013 13:11:34 | More by nebula1999
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PicoPapa

Connecticut

3.78/5  rDev -2.6%

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.

11-11-2013 01:35:01 | More by PicoPapa
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

11-09-2013 23:05:48 | More by jfcaa193
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George1005

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.1%

11-09-2013 18:06:37 | More by George1005
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AGust82

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

10-29-2013 00:11:54 | More by AGust82
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OatmattStout

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +16%

10-18-2013 23:40:08 | More by OatmattStout
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.1%

10-05-2013 18:00:56 | More by oriolesfan4
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JTomczak

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

08-25-2013 04:07:42 | More by JTomczak
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -42%

07-16-2013 02:04:01 | More by DonFrap
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hockeyfighter19

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

06-02-2013 15:48:36 | More by hockeyfighter19
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Auror

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

06-01-2013 03:14:11 | More by Auror
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Pmorinphidelt

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +28.9%

04-21-2013 12:42:35 | More by Pmorinphidelt
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dcguitar

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

03-09-2013 19:07:05 | More by dcguitar
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Durge

Connecticut

3.95/5  rDev +1.8%

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.

01-27-2013 23:26:21 | More by Durge
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BeerDude203

Connecticut

4.83/5  rDev +24.5%

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.

01-20-2013 05:27:47 | More by BeerDude203
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

01-20-2013 01:37:12 | More by DrunkinYogi
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ericlawton007

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

01-17-2013 01:47:34 | More by ericlawton007
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Conor

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

01-13-2013 22:38:03 | More by Conor
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Thads324

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

01-08-2013 21:15:37 | More by Thads324
Porter from Back East Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.