Nero55 (919) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown/amber with small tan head. Aroma of citrus hops and roasted malts. Medium body with roasted malts upfront and notes of chocolate and a bitter hop finish. A nice hoppy porter.
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is a deep dark brown with no real head. Aroma is carmel and smoke but very light. Flavor has lots of caramel malts and a nice chocolate touch.
Jamesthebrit (416) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is dirty woody. Oaky. Big oak note
Looks fine. Explosive carbonation. Mid brown with tan head.
Taste is just like aroma. Huge oak note. Dirt. Earthy.
Palate is actually good... The flavor profile is strange and one would think with the taste notes it would be out of control but it’s not.
Overall a good showing for s Porter.
alexsdad06 (9148) - Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle from shrubber85. Pours a deep garnet hued dark brown color with a large, fluffy beige head. The aroma and flavor have some dark roasted malts, ash, hints of dark chocolate, quite a bit of a general bitterness, the way it foamed and the off flavors hint at infection, the deScription mentions citrus which I am not seeing, as it is, this is a bit of a mess for me and hard to drink.
ordybill (1343) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUL 6, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
This beer is a dark brown colored brew with a medium sized off-white colored head. The aroma is a distinct blend of malt, hops and cocoa. the taste is really good and is a fine example of an American Porter. The palate is a medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation.
Overall- A really good porter that is another example of a fine beer from Back Forty
Patrickctenchi (6105) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown, red highlights, huge, frothy, dark tan head.
Chocolate, citrus aroma.....orange....
Taste is creamy cocoa, vanilla.....mildly spiced citrus hops.
Quite tasty...the hop/chocolate malt combination balances quite nicely.
shrubber85 (10762) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Light chocolate malt and herbal hay aroma. Dark chestnut brown with large light tan head. Sweet cola, chocolate malt and moderately bitter herbal grass flavor. Nice body.
kaser (5688) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour from draft at Bills by the Beach in Gulf Shores. They had this under Fairhope, made it hard to find this. Super thick and creamy pour with a thick layer of creamy head. Taste is nuts and coca, break, and malts. Good beer overall.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle, picked up 2/23/15 from Habersham in Savannah. Dark brown, slight red color. Mostly opaque. Thin tan head. Decent retention. Decent lace. Kind of metallic overall, mild oxidization is the first impression. Some toast, a lot of ash. Mildly astringent moderate bitter taste, light sweet, more dry finish. Medium body. Smooth, kind of crisp lighter carbonation, mildly full feel. From the description, looks like this is intended to be a hoppier porter -- "fresh hops", I’m reading now... Very mild citrus aroma here, just astringent bitterness. Try dating your bottles if you care about the end consumer, Back Forty. I have the feeling this could have been pretty great fresh. Was challenging to get through.
dmac (5635) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle for a new state tick thanks to Homer321. Poured just a little thin looking black body under a smaller cream like off white head. Aroma/flavor off bad dark fruit skins, nut shell, bad sweet chocolate. Blah, I guess this is why Skynard sings about the blue skies in Alabama and they don’t mention the craft breweries.
TXBadger (2565) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a brown color with light tan colored head. Roasted malt mostly on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a little bit of burnt char malt. Very thin on the mouthfeel.