Payback Porter | Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

Payback PorterPayback Porter
BA SCORE
3.91/5
284 Ratings
Payback PorterPayback Porter
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:
#7,220
Reviews:
93
Ratings:
284
pDev:
9.46%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
47
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 284 |  Reviews: 93
Photo of GatorCoop
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of avwrite
3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A good tasting porter. Rich, thick, strong. You feel it going down, and it's fairly creamy. Nice color and I enjoyed the molasses flavors.

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Photo of acurtis
3.59/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of nadiarmn
4.41/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CJNAPS
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Not one of the best porters I've had.

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Photo of JNForsyth
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JoeMans
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Matt_Felix
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of VonZipper
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Alpha309
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of jrschaef
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of FLima
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Deepest black color blocking light with a thick caramel head with good retention and leaving laces.
Nice and bold aroma with notes of cocoa and coffee.
Flavor with notes of espresso coffee, dark fruits, licorice, oatmeal, mild pecan, roasted malts, chocolate cake, some smoke and a citrus hint. Dry and bitter aftertaste with a long lasting roasted note.
Full body with appropriate carbonation. Very smooth and creamy. Alcohol of 7.5% is simply not there.
Excellent Porter, though it felt to me like a bold stout. Very flavorful.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of Totalpackage411
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of jcon
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Justinalderman
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of BcOneSeven
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Allebaram
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Furlinator
3.6/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of crob3888
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of seedyone
2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

12/19/13 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Not very impressed. More aroma than flavor. Not much body but experience dictates that can be the nature of porters. With all the choices in front of me this doesn't make the cut.

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Photo of FadetoBock
4.12/5  rDev +5.4%

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