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Fountain Square Backyard Porter



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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   IBU: 13   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Our porter is brewed in the traditional English style. It has a deep brown color and a creamy tan head. The mouth feel is highlighted with soft notes of chocolate and slight undertones of roasted coffee. Hop bitterness is nicely balanced with the malt and hop aroma being very low, typical of the English style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (15113) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Draft at the source. Amber brown color. Aroma of burnt caramel. Taste has toasted caramel. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (3799) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Pretty solid porter. Good malty one. Cocoa and burnt coffee notes. Creamy texture and a slightly milky taste too. Had this as part of a flight at Fountain Square brewer in Indianapolis.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (7058) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 19, 2014
Draft - Clear maroon with a decent beige head. Roast malts and chocolate nose. Roast malts and chocolate with a long bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (4547) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Location: 12 oz bottle from Andy, 8/2/14

Aroma: The aroma is a mix of sweet caramel/toffee, coffee, and roasted malts
Appearance: It pours a muddy brown color with a thin head and quite minimal lace
Flavor: In the flavor the coffee comes out more, while the sweetness mutes a bit compared to the nose
Palate: It has a light-medium body with a smooth, clean feel, soft carbonation, and a roasted finish
Overall Impression: At first I thought this one was going to lean sweet, but the flavor is actually much drier than youíd expect from the nose. It gets a hint watery though, unfortunately, but it is still a pretty solid beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Itzjerm (1590) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JUN 1, 2014
An average brew from fountain square. In general not impressed by their brews. Much better options exist. This doesnít taste like a porter however.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4651) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 26, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Thin body evident in pour and taste. Thin head that quickly fades. Upfront coffee taste. But I wish this beer had more body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11700) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Bottle. Poured a clear dark brown color with an average frothy tan head that mostly lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate roasted dark malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is the good brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
patrick767 (3724) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 28, 2014
tap at the brewpub on Sep 1, 2013 - Pours up a medium amber color. Itís a light color for a porter. The aroma is led by roasted malt and includes some coffee. It tastes of dark roast malt with mild coffee notes. Itís light bodied with a moderately bitter finish. Itís alright though Iíd like to see more body and flavor intensity in a porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Growler courtesy of StFun, thanks man! Dark brown pour with just a tiny bit of off-white head. Nice roasty aromas of coffee and chocolate. Flavor is similar. Fairly light mouthfeel which makes it easy to drink. A good example of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (8177) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2013
12oz bottle. Clear red brown color. Minimal off-white head. Little reaches and dots of lace. Good chocolate aroma, coffee. Light bitter, moderate sweet. Smooth crisp lighter carbonation, lightly dry finish. Lighter to medium body. Slightly thin body, but itís refreshing and easy drinking, aroma is very enjoyable.

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