Backyard Porter | Fountain Square Brewing Co.

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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
Ratings:
77
Reviews:
15
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
13.04%
 
 
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Ratings: 77 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of kylehay2004
3.61/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of emerge077
3.02/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Into a tumbler glass it immediately fills the glass with foam. Trying again, and "beer rinsing" the glass first, it pours with only half a glass of foam. Color is a dark brown with some minor clarity around the edges when backlit. Lots of foam, coats the glass in sheets. The overcarbonation is a potential sign of infection though.

Aroma holds nothing out of the ordinary. Roasted malt, a little chalky.

Astringent tartness and some weird solvent minerality show up first. Dry roasty malt underneath, but it's marred by the off flavors and seltzery overcarbonation. Will try this again someday to re-evaluate, hopefully this was an isolated case.

Thanks Howard!

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Photo of LXIXME
3.31/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of aasher
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On draft at McKenzie River off of 82nd St.

This arrived a medium bodied coca brown in color on the verge of black with a one finger cream colored head. The nose features slight coffee, slight dark chocolate, and bitter roast. It solid, more bitterness than most. The flavors feature coffee and cream first and foremost. The chocolate is light subtly sweet. It finishes off dry and bitter. It drinks smoothly and between light and medium in body. Overall this is a solid beer and a nice first experience from this brewer. I'll try more of their beers in the future.

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Photo of fredmugs
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jbaker67
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of drummermattie02
2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

Photo of MSandahl23
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of mrfrancis
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of buschbeer
3.61/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a perfect pint glass

A - It is brown to dark amber in color with amber highlights with an inch or two of tan head. It looks more like a brown ale than a porter.

S - The aroma is chocolate and cocoa.

T - The taste begins with some cocoa. Then I get some roasted malt. It finishes with a bitter burnt flavor.

M - Medium

O - I kept thinking I was drinking a brown ale. The burnt finish was the only thing that reminded me that I wasn't.

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Photo of Drknight
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of psmith161
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of BcOneSeven
2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Decent porter from Fountain Square brewing. Pours a dark mahogany brown with a medium tan head and thin lacing on the glass. Smells of coffee and dark chocolate and sweet caramel malts. Very rounded mouthfeel, not overly coating. Tastes of chocolate up front, medium roast coffee on the back, caramel on the sides with light bittering hops on the aftertaste. As a fan of English style ales, this hits the mark. Solid session beer for the porter fan. As a note I will add that some of the beers in the six pack were complete foamers, just so happens this one did not explode. Lots of variance from beer to beer. Still, this one was a winner. Will try the little lady's later and see how she fares with it. Subject to re-review.

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Photo of secondtooth
3.2/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a dark ruby, with a small head of tan bubbles. Minimal lacing.

Nose is roasty and fruity, and the body is light, even watery.

Flavor is toffee up front, with some roasty chocolate in there as well. Maybe this isn't super unique or standout, but it does go down smoothly, and Backyard Porter is a faithful and flavorful English-style porter.

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Photo of JamesS
3.91/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Tomlinson Tap Room. Poured a wonderful deep, shiny brown, with some very excellent tan head and some nice lacing. Good deep dark malt scent with roasted grains and a lot of coffee. Huge coffee flavors, slight chocolate tones, and a nice earthy finish; very nice roasted grains; just slightly unbalanced from the coffee. Went down quite nicely.

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Photo of wisrarebeer
4.02/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Justin for the trade.

A: nice caramel color, a bit lighter but head was very good to end of glass
S: very roasty, grainy and chocolatey
T: very similar to nose
M: rounded with grains and toasted quality
O: high drinkable and very tasty, nice balance of malt and hops

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Photo of mpayne5
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of OldTime
3.92/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cd34
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of freewill35
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of BeersAndBears
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
3.92/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

4 oz pour at tasting even. Growler. Review from notes.

A- Thin brown body with light head. Not too deep brown
S- Nice balance hop malt, hops and some woodsyness
T- Smokey malts with just a bit of hops for balance. Pretty good overall profile and balance
M- A bit on the thin side, but not a major detractor

O- Solid, straight forward porter with smokey tones

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Photo of robwestcott
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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Backyard Porter from Fountain Square Brewing Co.
3.68 out of 5 based on 77 ratings.
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