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Payback Porter | Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

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BA SCORE
3.91/5
Very Good
284 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
California, United States
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Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
American hops provide a smooth distraction for Payback Porter’s robust strength, which is concealed within the shadows of dark imported malts. Brewed with English chocolate malts and rolled oats, this Robust Porter pours a deep chocolate brown and is rich in roasted malt aromas and coffee flavors. With notes of espresso, baker’s cocoa, and sweet, toasted maltiness, Payback finishes with a creamy mouthfeel.

Added by Murchmac on 12-21-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,443
Reviews:
93
Ratings:
284
pDev:
9.46%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
47
Trade:
1
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 284 |  Reviews: 93
Photo of StoutBoi
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Vylo
4.07/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bostonryan
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ryan1788a5
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bomber poured into a pint glass.

A: Black in color with a billowing light brown head that forms from cascading bubbles. Retention is awesome. Webby and chunky lacing. Looks great.

S: Malted milk balls, caramel, bakers chocolate, Coffee grounds, and woody roast. Earthy hops balance nicely and bring whiffs of earthy pine and bark.

T: Roasted flavors hit harder than the nose suggested. Ashy and woody roast opens things. Bitter dark chocolate, black coffee, char. Bakers chocolate. Earthy and piney hops balance. Earthy hops and roasty char on the long finish.

M: Medium-thick body. Rolled oats lend a full, silky, and sexy mouthfeel. The weight of it presses gently into the tongue. Carbonation has a sharp tingle around the tongue.

O: A great Porter all around. Classic American Porter flavors and aromas, but the body is where it really shines. Oats are used to their full potential there. This was a very easy bomber for me to put down.

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Photo of jsanmarco
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beertsipper
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown color with a small light brown head that dissipates quickly. The nose is chocolate and nuts, like walnuts, almonds, Brazil nuts. Faint coffee and roasted malt as well. Taste is mixed nuts, cocoa, some chocolate that did not live up to the smell. a faint hop presence on the finish. Overall, this is my favorite offering from Speakeasy. I would definitely buy again.

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Photo of Leiermann
3.71/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brettwill
4.68/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kramerwtmf
3.87/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jackb112
4.52/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Smooth. A solid dessert beer.

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Photo of Hophazzard
3.43/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sammy
3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vlaminck
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Speakeasy's Payback Porter. 7.5% ABV.

A: A little over a finger of chocolate milk colored head. Black in the glass; very dark brown in the dimple. Thin lacing. Decent sheeting.

S: Roasted coffee, with a touch of dark cocoa. Slight char note.

T/MF: Taste is more of the same, with the coffee coming forward even more. Slightly more char in the mouth.

It's alright. Nothing special.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.

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Photo of richj1970
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Urk1127
4.12/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark oily black. Dark tan head.
Smell is chocolate, sugar, slight coffee, cream. Taste is the same. Very very smooty, slick feel. A good beer. Would buy again.

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Photo of bgold86
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of preago
4.16/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pretty robust, lots of dark roast coffee & chocolate, the chinook hops really stand out at the end. $5 bomber makes for a great value...doesn't stare back at you.

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

Photo of QuakeAttack
3.18/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of samtrillo
4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BWood
3.54/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pretty hoppy for a porter. Good lace but no head. Not very creamy.

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Photo of Sgbrown78
4.19/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chanfles
3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Payback Porter from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 284 ratings
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