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Backyard Porter | Fountain Square Brewing Co.

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78 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fountain Square Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
fountainsquarebrewery.com

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by JamesS on 10-27-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,903
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
78
pDev:
13.19%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 78 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of clknowlton001
3.51/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I love the Midwest, in town for work. This is an average porter from this part of the country, but I still dig it. Plenty of toasty sweetness, a bit of bittersweet chocolate, especially in the swallow. No glass — at the type of Indiana dive bar you don’t ask for a glass. Probably won’t get the opportunity to get this again, but not a bad beer at all. I’d have this in my fridge frequently if it were available in Colorado (still waiting for a great porter in high country).

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Photo of danoble1
3.57/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PunkAndPorters
4.41/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pettetk
5/5  rDev +37.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Awesome porter!

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Photo of Cory_nich
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fredmugs
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of CO-Bloom
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

If this was a blind tasting I would guess brown ale (not that they are wildly different styles). So it looks and tastes like a brown ale and pretty thin at that. Flavor is enjoyable with roasty malt, chocolate and some sweetness. Unfortunately, with the smell and mouthfeel, the flavor is muted rather than enhanced. I find it better than their amber ale and definitely drinkable. I know this is all subjective but I cannot understand the "robust" comments, since to me it drinks like an english brown - sweet, a little acidic dark chocolate, kind of creamy but thin. I suppose I prefer more robust "American porters" like Deschutes and Great Lake's porters.

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Photo of chillin
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PhilMiller
3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tilly
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

P: Nice dark opaque brown pot. Not much head at all.
A: Coffee, chocolate, vanilla and smoke.
T: Heavy coffee, sweet chocolate and vanilla.
M: Mild, sweet, clean with some bitterness.
O: One step ahead of a typical Porter. This drinks more like a stout. At 5%, a great drinker.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.61/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wasted_Youth
4.04/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Smooth roasted coffee and malts with some spice to it. A great light porter.

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Photo of instinct2
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LXIXME
3.31/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Phoneguy
3.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of arini10
3.89/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of aklude
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OldTime
3.92/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TheSSG
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Pours a soapy, tan head that has nice persistence and laces well. A nice, acidic, coffee-like aroma. Deep, burnt umber color. A bitter, acidic start changes into a very robust coffee flavor. Peaks in a medium bitterness with toasted malt. Finish is lingering toasted malt.

This is pretty nice. A great, robust toasted malt/coffee porter with a nice, smooth mouthfeel.

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Photo of runlikeakenyan
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Christopherchurch
3.44/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of BeersAndBears
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of cd34
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of BriaCloette
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Brewbadeezees
3.7/5  rDev +1.6%

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Backyard Porter from Fountain Square Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 78 ratings
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