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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (43245) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2015

Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 2015, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

[ As Back East Porter ].
Clear dark brown color with a small, fizzy, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, tobacco, wood, smoke. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, tobacco, wood. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is flat. [20150812]

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (22523) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2015
Cask gravity @ GBBF 2015. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tfontana (619) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 15, 2015
Pour from keg. Aroma is roasted bread with hints of chocolate and anise. Appearance is opaque black with minimal ring of head. Taste was medium roasted sweet with some cocoa and anise, similar to aroma. Palate is medium bodied on the creamy, silky side, but the finish was a little more bitter than I want out of a porter. Overall, this was a good beer but not a great beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (5814) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2015
Cask at GBBF 2015. Cola black, red hue, small foamy off-white head. Aroma is soft fruity hops, some cold coffee, lime. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is caramel, soft fruity hops, a little burnt chocolate with an ashy finish. Pretty good. The hops keep things interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (18075) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2015
Cask at GBBF 2015, day 2 - London. Pours rich brown with a frothy, tan head. The nose holds roasted malts, burnt nuts, light dry chocolate. Light to medium sweet flavor with some cocoa, dried fruits, citrusy accents. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish, with dark bread, chocolate and restrained bitterness. Fine.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (17322) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2015
At Great British Beer Festival 2015, Day 2. Clear deep amber beer with a small beige head. Malty caramel aroma, vinous notes, roasted, caramel, figs and raisins. Roasted fruity flavor, grapes, cocoa, figs, some faint licorice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
evergreen0199 (2903) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2015
Cask at GBBF 2015, Olympia, London. A dark brown coloured pour with a thin beige head on top. Roasty, chocolate, dark fruit aroma. Tastes similar, roasty, chocolate, dark fruit.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (21560) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2015
12th August 2015
GBBF Day 2. Cask. Clear deep brown beer, a few tan bubbles. Palate is smooth and fairly dry. Mild roast and dry dark chocolate. Tangy dark fruits. Touch of something sweeter at the end. Decent chocolate linger.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (8518) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2015
Cask gravity at GBBF 2015 day 2. Opaque black caramel brown coloured pour with a fading ran head. Aroma is menthol, nutty, milk choc, light apple. Flavour is nutty, spices wood, cedar, menthol, little thin, powdered choc. Palate is a but thin, moderate to low carbonation. Under whelming.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (16932) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2015
Cask handpull at GBBF 2015. Black beer lasting tan head. Light charcoal. Some date. Some dark fruit. Tasty. Not so much chocolate. Very dry though. OK dry dark date fig style porter.


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