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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (3768) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2015
Black pour from 12oz can. Off white head. Chestnut and maple flavor. Sweet and sugary. Not bad

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10111) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Dark brown pour, tan head. Roasty, lightly bitter, hints of bitterness, roasted nuts. Standard, not half bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfroms (462) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Sample at brewery. Pours chestnut colored with small head. Aroma is nutty, coffee/cola with some bitter chocolate and banana, light tartness. Taste is tart cola and berries with coffee and chocolate. Medium body. Probably the best so far from Back East.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Flea (8) - Connecticut, USA - APR 20, 2014 does not count
On tap at the Brewery, 12 oz. cans, and in 64 oz. growler. Pours: dark brown/black with a dark tan head, nice carbonation with chocolate and light smoke nose. Taste: Nice roasty mouth feel with chocolate and coffee, great drinking Porter! Back East has some great beers

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (4502) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Sampled at the brewery. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of roasted and chocolate malts, some light toffee and caramel, hints of dough and bitterness. Flavor the same. Average texture. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
warhawk91 (302) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Shaker draft at Flatbread Co. In Canton, CT. Pour is opaque dark brown pour with a tan head that laces well. Smell is nutty and coffee forward with some hops and bitter chocolate. Taste is chestnut with coffee notes, not much chocolate and a good hop finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
AirForceHops (4155) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Draft / guest tap @ Willimantic Brewpub. Nose is light caramel candy and weak notes of chocolate. No surprises with the flavor it is exactly as it smells. Melted caramel candy with a chocolate finish. I understand Im drinking a porter and not a stout but... The body is ridiculously thin and watery. This would be much improved with some more fullness. The flavor itself is respectable yet not memorable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BiddleBrau (1006) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2013
On tap at Hot Rods New London CT. Dark brown off white head some lacing. Roasty burnt nose. Roast present in flavor lighter palate but flavorful. Not too shabby.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LilBeerDoctor (3512) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2013
On tap at Cambridge House Brewery. Pours a thin clear dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, charred malt. Flavor is oddly medicinal- lots of cherry cough syrup and sweet roasted malt. Blech, something went wrong with this one. 6/3/4/3/10 (2.6/5)

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Buikus (6) - Alabama, USA - MAR 1, 2013 does not count
Great Porter, has the dark and warm feel of a nice Guinness with a lot more flavor, the carmel flavor is a great touch ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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