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Kudzu Porter | Back Forty Beer Co.

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Back Forty Beer Co.
Alabama, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Reaper16 on 06-08-2011

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Ratings: 129 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of JayS2629
4.75/5  rDev +35.3%

Photo of BeerSnobBrianPharmD
4.63/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Great head and lacing. Very carbonated compared to most porters I've had. Not a bad thing. Nice zippy taste/feel from the carbonation and hops. Nice smoky taste from the malts. Definitely a great beer here! My first brew from Back Forty. Cheers!

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Photo of Adamanton
4.38/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Nice roasted malt taste with slight bitterness that quickly goes away. Great head and nose. Lightly carbonated. More on the milk stout side than a typical porter.

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Photo of ordybill
4.34/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
This beer is a dark brown colored brew with a medium sized off-white colored head. The aroma is a distinct blend of malt, hops and cocoa. the taste is really good and is a fine example of an American Porter. The palate is a medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation.
Overall- A really good porter that is another example of a fine beer from Back Forty

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Photo of BhamBeerLover
4.3/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a light and hoppy kind of porter. While this beer probably won't win any beer competitions where style is a main consideration, it is great for the drinker who likes even his or her dark beers a little on the hoppier side. This beer was great for my personal preferences but couldn't give it quite the numbers I would have liked to just because of the style under which Back Forty lists this beer.

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Photo of pushka
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

Light-medium porter taste. These guys keep getting better.

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Photo of bushwack
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of mhaugo
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of HairyHood
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of jkermitj
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of KensWorld
4.2/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of AUGRAD06
4.1/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

It pours nice and dark. Not much of a head on it at all. Mild chocolate flavor, with a dark roast coffee taste that lasts on your tongue. Malty taste becomes more prevalent as it warms. Nice and light in mouthfeel, so it doesn't weigh you down or overwhelm your taste buds. A good go to Porter.

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Photo of Mojo
4.1/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is my favorite of the beers brewed by Back Forty. Up until now I've found them to be not bad, but certainly not anything special. This one is the best of their offereings. It pours up a deep, deep brown, almost black with a 1 1/2 inch to 2 finger caramel colored head. Retention is good and there is a huge amount of elaborate lacing left. Smell is coffee, honey, floral, and some saltiness. Mouthfeel might be the weakest component. Not quite enough carbonation. Taste is very good. I love the roasted malt perfectly balanced on the finish with coffee, dark chocolate, and some roasted nut accents. Try this one if you find it. It's common in Alabama, but I don't know how widely it is distributed.

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Photo of Tone
4.06/5  rDev +15.7%

Pours a clear, dark brown. 3/2 inch had of an off-tan color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of hops, roasted malt, hint of sweet malt, alcohol, hint of chocolate, and a hint of yeast. Fits the style of an American porter. Mouth feel is sharp and clean with an average carbonation level. Tastes of roasted malt, sweet malt, hint of coffee, hint of caramel malt, alcohol, pine, and hops. Overall, decent porter, good complexity, but the hop levels almost make it taste like an American black ale.

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4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of ninaturner
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of a0lbudman
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-black with a slight red tint coming through with an almost white head that leaves a spotted lace
S-roasted malt with what seem like a brown sugar smell with a slight hop aroma
T-roasted malt comes in at first then comes a hop bit that fades to a roasted hop flavor
M-full body and low carbonation
O-a strong Alabama beer coming through, cant wait to try it again

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Photo of Radome
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeff8ham
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of DuffDaddy
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of boartfield1
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of T_Hass
3.96/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Andco924
3.93/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another outstanding Porter....this time from an Alabama Brewery..

Was pleasantly surprised how good this Porter is and did not find it to be watery as some have mentioned. I passed on several other porters to buy this brew and was rewarded with some good brew...

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Photo of AgentMunky
3.93/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a BrewDog cervoise glass.

A: Coca cola brown. Ruby clear in direct light. Not much head.

S: Sweet chocolate. Hint of cream.

T/M/O: This is tasty! Smooth, robust, and creamy. Hints of chocolate and milk. Round and smooth, with a slightly nutty finish. Recommended! Would have again. Great example of a porter.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.92/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with a light tan head. Pleasant roasted malt flavor. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, this beer is easy to drink - although it is probably less in summer than in spring or fall. Enjoyable.

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Kudzu Porter from Back Forty Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 129 ratings
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