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Porter - Back East Brewing Company

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65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | 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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Ratings: 65 | Reviews: 11 | Display Reviews Only:
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Ultra-Plinian, Apr 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Griffith, Mar 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

qcbrewer, Mar 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

epoole3, Mar 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

bccrosley, Mar 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

420Rick, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of sulldaddy
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

sulldaddy, Mar 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Dag48, Mar 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

grahuba, Mar 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

shigg85, Feb 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

braican, Feb 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

jbhollis1180, Feb 03, 2014
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3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
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 -22.9%

JAHMUR, Jan 08, 2014
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3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
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 -3.6%

diverite, Dec 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Stum-pub, Nov 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

nebula1999, Nov 17, 2013
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3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
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 -3.6%

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JTomczak, Aug 25, 2013
Porter from Back East Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.