Porter | Back East Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
107 Ratings
PorterPorter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Back East Brewing Company
Connecticut, United States
backeastbrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

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.

Added by Gambrinus1184 on 11-11-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
107
Reviews:
19
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
12.02%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
25
For Trade:
0
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2.25/5  rDev -42.5%

Photo of Tom_O
3/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I gave this baseline 3's across the board. A fine example of a standard porter. Just the right mix of ingredients and pretty drinkable.

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Photo of epoole3
3/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of JAHMUR
3/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of kscaldef
3/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It's an average porter. Not bad, but wouldn't seek it out.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

$ 9.99 (Including tax)/six pack ($ 0.139/oz) at Max Wine & Spirits, Danbury, CT
Undated can at 42 degrees into a hand washed and dried JK snifter
Aroma – chocolate malt
Head average (Maximum 4.3 cm, aggressive pour), light brown, frothy, diminishing to a creamy four mm ring and heaped layer
Lacing - none
Body dark brown/black, opaque
Flavor slightly bitter roasted malt, chocolate; no hop flavor, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, almost creamy, soft carbonation

An average porter, nothing special here. I’d buy it again but wouldn’t seek it out.

Appearance 3, Aroma 3, Flavor 3, Palate 3, Overall 3

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Photo of vfgccp
3.03/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Abragg3
3.13/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dr_King_Schultz
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of Dag48
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of kamikazeokami
3.28/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MCImes
3.42/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

this is an ok porter with a good malty profile, but needs a little more body. to me it needs a little more malt in the mash so the final beer has more body and a little residual sweetness. I won't buy it again.

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3.47/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nebula1999
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Jersh67
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JTomczak
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of SocalKicks
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of xtonytx
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of CharlesK
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of swierczt
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of SuomiHobbit
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

If something could be called a light porter, this would be it. Not much body. Not at all chewy. Good flavor.

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Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of qcbrewer
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of jbhollis1180
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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Porter from Back East Brewing Company
3.91 out of 5 based on 107 ratings.
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