Backside Stout - Steamworks Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.64%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Steamworks Brewing Co. visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: Jason on 03-01-2005)
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4.78/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from the tap it is an deep dark black pour. It has a great chocolate /oatmeal finish. The brew is very easy to drink with flavor that gets better and better with every sip. One of the better Stouts that I have tried this season/
Very impressed!

Photo of webbcreative
3.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance = Poured black, with light tan head, that quickly dissipated into a thing ring around the beer, and left extremely little lacing.

Aroma = Roasted Barley, coffee smell with just a hint of chocolate.

Taste = pretty dry upfront, but continually gets sweeter as the swallow progresses, and finishes pretty sweet, with the roasty, coffee flavors making an apperance in the middle and also lingers a bit.

Mouthfeel = thin-medium

Overall = Good stout, not great, but this is a really good easy drinking, sessionable stout. Paired really nicely with the double smoked cheddar cheese I had.

Photo of wagenvolks
3.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bomber into a DFH off-centered pint glass. Side label states best if consumed by "May" with no year indicated, although it only goes up to '07.

Backside Stout pours a deep, brown pitch color--nearly opaque--with traces of mahogany at the edge. A decently retained cap of tan foam recedes to a thin veil and ring of tiny bubbles. Fairly standard American Stout aroma, but a bit fruitier, with notes of raspberry and plum chiming in before softer chocolate and toffee undertones take hold.

Flavor is decidedly more chocolatey and roasted than the aroma, with notes of black coffee, dark berries, and Baker's chocolate all having a go at the palate. Finishes strongly with earthen hops and roasted barley. Mouthfeel detects a medium body with a good carbonation level and a near-creamy consistency; unfortunately, it gets more watery and thin as the beer warms. Still, this is an all around solid stout, and although the bigger, badder boys of the RIS/Dbl Stout world will easily outshine this Steamworks offering, this brew makes a case for subtlety.

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3.13/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 oz. bottle tried 14 Apr 2008.

Porus with a small brown head. Medium carbonation. Dark black in color with slight red highlights. Smells roasty, chocolatey, coffee and pumpernickel bread. Starts with a fair amount of roasty malt but somewhat watery. Some green bananas, roastiness throughout. Finishes with a bit of acetone. Light body. Ethanol is slightly warming.

The intial wateriness is a bit offputting.

Photo of flexabull
3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark flat black color with a decent tan head.

Aromas are of dark sugars, roasted malts, and cream.

Beer has a nice dark roasted malt character. Some light coffee, cream, dark bitter chocolate, and a kind of oat like flavor. Finish is a bit sweet, with some pine like hops on the finish.

Nice mouthfeel, about right, thick, but not overpowering.

Drinkability is good. All in all, a very solid, tasty, and easy drinking stout.

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3.38/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap as part of Stout Month at the Vine St Pub in Denver, CO.

A: Coffee black with a small tan head. Head retention is marginal and bits of lace are left behind.

S: Burnt malt with a hint of espresso and dark fruit.

T: Pretty standard stout fare. Very coffee like upfront, with a pronounced charcoal burnt bitterness. Slightly acidic in the finish.

M: Medium light body has the right amount of fizz.

D: This one really didn't do that much for me. Certainly drinkable, just not that exciting.

Photo of tmoneyba
3.95/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by alexsdad06.

A - Poured black color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing.

S- Moderate roasted coffee and chocolate malt aroma.

T - Medium to heavy roasted malt and raisin flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration.

M - Medium body with a dry smooth texture and flat carbonation.

D - Good drinkable stout that met my expectations.

Photo of Zorro
3.88/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Essentially a black colored beer with a good brown head.

Smell is sweet with chocolate and vanilla strongly represented. Faint carrot stick and patent malt aromas. Notably this has no coffee aroma.

The taste starts out a little sweet and a little chocolate4 with a bit of smoke and charred carbon in the taste. There is a coffee aftertaste here but mostly this is chocolate and char.

Mouthfeel is good.

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Photo of thekevlarkid
3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Off the tap at the brewery this beer was a black but not quite opaque color with a thin tan head. Scattered lacing and ok retention. The aroma was roasted malt, cocoa and coffee. The flavors were dominated by roasted malt which gave it a dry character. In addition there were the standard coffee and bittersweet chocolate notes along with some earthiness. The mouthfeel was semi-creamy but it felt under-carbonated and the body was too light for a Stout. Yes, you could have a couple due to this lightness but I just wasn't so impressed by the flavors that I would recommend it.

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3.18/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

pours up black as nizzight with a small bubbly brown head. the nose is dark roasty malts and chocolate. tastes of dark malts, subtle chocolate, good fresh hop balance, nice roasty flavor. medium to light bodied, low carbo, sweet finish. too thin bodied though.

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Backside Stout from Steamworks Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.