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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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This medium-bodied Porter is brewed with a unique blend of roasted malts and fresh hops. Chocolate, smoky notes are abundant throughout and the citrus aroma provides a refreshing twist to this old world beer style.
Careful, it will grow on you!
Hops: Centennial
Malts: Munich, Crystal, Chocolate & Black malts


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pumpmaster (1194) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3 ounce sampler at the Grovetoberfest Miami beer festival 10/13/12. Very good!


2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
DrSilverworm (7679) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2015
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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (4340) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2015
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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TXBadger (1660) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2015
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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nekronos (3737) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 7, 2015
Very nice and also thick. Drinkable in every occasion and creamy. Quite cloudy and special aroma.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (14189) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 29, 2015
Bottle. Deep brown color, medium beige head. Aroma of lightly fruity chocolate. Taste has light roast, sweet cocoa. OK.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wedgie9 (2490) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 9, 2014
Tasted on 12/8/14 from a capped 12oz bottle purchased at Craft Brewed. Pours almost completely black, very intense for a standard porter, with an average tan head that slowly recedes to average lace. The nose is dark roast, some milk chocolate, and lightly sweet vanilla, a touch of coffee, and some very nice herbal and bright citrus hops. The flavor is all of the same mentioned in the nose with an added dusty bitter note. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long bitter lightly roasted and dusty hops finish. This is quite good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (36929) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2014

Bottle 12fl.oz.

[ As Back Forty Kudzu Porter ].
Clear dark brown color with a average, creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, sweet malt, dark malt, smoke notes. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter with a long duration, dark malt, roasted, sweet malt, smoked notes. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20140417]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonusWagner (1638) - Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Remarkably good citrusy hoppy porter, reminiscent of Jose Marti. I definitely didn’t expect a beer of this quality from an unknown in Alabama. Good stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Luvystypotables (873) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Smokey aroma with hints of malt and cocoa. Great looking dark brown color with a thick well laced off white head. Taste of smoke and cocoa with a slightly dry feel. Smoked malt finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StefanSD (2217) - Lakeside, California, USA - AUG 19, 2014
12 oz bottle courtesy of secret santa. pours a dark brown color with a medium sized beige head that has good retention. The aroma is mild with dark chocolate, toffee and something spicy. The taste mirrors the aroma with dark baking chocolate in the forefront backed up by a toffee malt base. The palate was light and the carbonation soft. Finished short and weak. Overall: Not bad, but needs work. Gotta say--All is right in the world when bible belt areas are brewing decent crafts.


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