Back Forty Beer Company Reviews




shrubber85
3.6
Back Forty Truck Stop Honey Brown Ale
Bottle. Light honey, chocolate caramel malt, and straw aroma. Brown with small off-white head. Moderately sweet chocolate-caramel malt and mildly bitter hay flavor. Good body. Nice easy drinking brown ale.
Saturday, May 21, 2016

AgentAle
3.6
Back Forty Freckle Belly IPA
Aroma is roasted malts, clove , caramel and a slight earthiness. Taste is sweet malts with light honey , clove , earthiness , slight funk and passion fruit. Leaves slight tartiness on the tongue. Full bodied and fresh - I like it. Appearance is a hazy orange with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

cmacklin
2.8
Back Forty Paw Paw’s Peach Wheat
On tap. Pours a clear pale gold with a small, short lived, white head that leaves spotty lacing. Sweet aroma of peach and malted wheat with a hint of yeast. Sweet, malty flavour of peach, wheat and light yeast with a mildly dry finish. Light body with a watery texture and soft carbonation. Ok.
Friday, May 13, 2016

Aggiebob
3.3
Back Forty Naked Pig Pale Ale
Bottle. Orange gold in color with a thin white head. The aroma is pine hops, while the taste is sweet malt.
Monday, May 02, 2016

SlovakSniper
3.5
Back Forty Trade Day Cuban Coffee Stout
Un liquide presque noir avec une tête mousseuse qui s’éparpille. Mon nez écrase une fève de café fraîchement torréfiée, de la terre et des malts timides mais présents et du tabac qui fume. Mes papilles aiment cette saveur bien réglée de café avec cette bonne impression de cacao et de mélasse noircie. En bouche, le corps moyen-mince présente des bulles modérées. La texture grasse d’un café de qualité est étonnamment réussie. En finale, l’amertume du café et des grains maltés passe vite en devenant, tout à coup, un peu aqueuse.
Saturday, April 30, 2016

Gespuccian
3
Back Forty Paw Paw’s Peach Wheat
Aroma is lots of fruit, peach, maybe even melon. Appearance is a very light yellow, clear, effervescent. Almost champagne-like in color. Taste is peach, and wheat, but not sweet - this almost has a sour quality. Palate is very light, effervescent, and plays on your tongue as it finishes. Really not bad.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Shag
4.1
Back Forty Trade Day Cuban Coffee Stout
Black appearance with a large tan head. Faint aroma of coffee, chocolate, and licorice. Flavor is somewhat bitter with coffee, chocolate, and a hint of espresso. Yeah redundant so. Overall very nice.
Saturday, April 16, 2016

oldrtybastrd
3
Back Forty Fence Post Session Ale
Pours a nice hazy orange. Aromas of caramel, hint of fruit and hops. Nice creamy malt taste with a nice hop bitterness.
Thursday, April 14, 2016

oldrtybastrd
3.4
Back Forty Freckle Belly IPA
Pours a medium dark golden orange. Aromas of citrus hops and a touch of pale malts. Flavor is crisp bitter citrus hop with a nice lingering aftertaste.
Thursday, April 14, 2016

oldrtybastrd
3.6
Back Forty Kudzu Porter
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.
Thursday, April 14, 2016

oldrtybastrd
3.4
Back Forty Naked Pig Pale Ale
Pours a deep goldish amber color. Aromas of hops and a touch of wheat. Flavor of big hops, medium body. Dry hop finish and aftertaste.
Thursday, April 14, 2016

oldrtybastrd
3.2
Back Forty Truck Stop Honey Brown Ale
Pours a nice dark brown color. Aromas of nuts/chocolate/caramel. Flavor is nutty with a nice sweet honey chocolate taste and a little coffee bitterness.
Thursday, April 14, 2016

oldrtybastrd
3.1
Back Forty Paw Paw’s Peach Wheat
Pours a bright hazy orangish amber color. Aromas of peaches, malts, and bread. Flavor is wheat bread with preserves on it.
Thursday, April 14, 2016

DocJitsu
3.5
Back Forty Trade Day Cuban Coffee Stout
Pours a thick, dark brown with reddish-brown running through its tan, rich head. British porter nose with aromas of chocolate syrup and sweet cherry. Rather thick on the palate. Lightly sweet. Well-balanced. Some chocolate. Sweet cherry. Dark roast coffee. Dark malt. Finishes a bit smoky.
Sunday, April 10, 2016

hivemind
3
Back Forty Trade Day Cuban Coffee Stout
Draft @ Savannah Tap House w Erica. Dark brown w/ even, whispy coffee-colored head. Coffee isn’t in-your-face but it comes through supplemented by little bits of vanilla bean and trace malts on the back end. Some weird metallicism on the nose.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016

jkwalking05
2.7
Back Forty Fence Post Session Ale
12 oz bottle. Gold in color with an average white head. Aroma is of grain, malt, light honey and biscuit. Taste is of tree bark, grain, flaked potatoes, and light florals with bubbly carbonation.
Thursday, March 10, 2016

RobBestwick
3.9
Back Forty Trade Day Cuban Coffee Stout
Aroma is similar to a medium roast coffee with a bit of vanilla. Pours dark black with very fine off white head. Roasted coffee flavour with notes of dark chocolate and nuts. Medium bodied. Long coffee finish.
Sunday, March 06, 2016

DandyWolfFloyd
2.9
Back Forty Naked Pig Pale Ale
Aroma - floral hops, dough malt, and some applesauce like quality. Appearance - body has a hazy sunglow, with a little sediment. The head head is white and about 1". Fades into a thin film. Taste - has a mix of sweet dough malt and floral hops. Fruity quality. Palate - medium body, smooth texture, average carbonation, and the slightest bit of bitters.
Sunday, March 06, 2016

ordybill
4.2
Back Forty Truck Stop Honey Brown Ale
Poured from the tap into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear amber color with a small white head. The aroma is of malt and caramel. The taste is toasted malt with a sweet accent.
Friday, February 26, 2016

edgallow
3.8
Back Forty Trade Day Cuban Coffee Stout
Draft pours black with a tan head. Aroma of coffee, vanilla and roasted malts. Taste is coffee and malts.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

AgentAle
3.4
Back Forty Trade Day Cuban Coffee Stout
Aroma is roasted malts, vanilla,coffee beans , and chocolate. Taste is roasted malts, coaco and caramel. Balanced nicely with tart and vanilla. Smooth finish. Appearance is black with a thin brown head that retains fairly poorly.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

BelgianBeerGal
3.7
Back Forty Trade Day Cuban Coffee Stout
Fort Walton Beach bottle. Pours a dark brown with a tan head of tiny brown bubbles. Mellow aroma of sweet coffee and cream. Great flavor of coffee, molasses and chocolate. Surprisingly nice.
Friday, January 22, 2016

ARH
2.9
Back Forty Naked Pig Pale Ale
1oz bottle poured into a shaker. The aroma is pine-sol-like with a citrus and floral touch along with a medicinal / chemical note and a touch of a funky, sour fruit. It pours clear and oily with a light amber hue and a white soapy head that has moderate retention and lace. The taste is a medium sweet and slightly north of medium bitter. The beer is oily with fizzy carbonation and a medium body. Flavors of underippe stone fruit and bread are most noted with a hint of a bitter citrus juice. The finish is zesty citrus with a floral dryness and leaves an cloying aftertaste of floral, bitter citrus.
Saturday, January 16, 2016

rollinsr
3.2
Back Forty Trade Day Cuban Coffee Stout
Pours dark brown with fluffy light brown head. Aroma is dark roared Java with with a rich sweetness. Flavor is smooth and silky with a slight mustiness to it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Monday, January 11, 2016

rdixon77
3.2
Back Forty Trade Day Cuban Coffee Stout
Big coffee wallop. Over the top coffee presence. Some maltiness and full bodied. Bitter finish. Not bad.
Friday, January 08, 2016

RCx240
3.4
Back Forty Trade Day Cuban Coffee Stout
Pitch black with frothy tan head. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate. Taste is earthy, bitter, roasted coffee, dark chocolate. Full bodied, oily texture, average carbonation. Lingering dark chocolate finish. Not bad.
Thursday, January 07, 2016

MunBro
3.2
Back Forty Freckle Belly IPA
Nice IPA from Alabama (enjoying in the cold North of Canada)! Golden yellow pour, one finger foam head that surprisingly yielded no lacing. Good flavours here, nice notes of tropical fruits and citrus, earthy herbal hop bitterness with notes of pine and a good caramel malt backing.
Thursday, January 07, 2016

blutt59
3
Back Forty Fence Post Session Ale
On tap in Tusc, hazy golden color with some white foam, dry light hop aroma, flavor is sweet light malt with some citrus,
Thursday, January 07, 2016

drowland
3.4
Back Forty Trade Day Cuban Coffee Stout
1/6/15. On tap, Craft on Draft. Black pour with a nice tan head, minimal lacing. Big coffee aroma, bitter, roasted malts, dark chocolate. Similar bitter, dark Cuban coffee flavor, dry, roasted malts, dark chocolate. Not bad.
Thursday, January 07, 2016

bnokk
3.6
Back Forty Freckle Belly IPA
APPEARANCE- Golden amber, deep orange hues. Frosty white head with stellar lacing. NOSE- Resinous pine comes through, but it’s not overpowering. FLAVOR- citrus prevalent in the initial sip, giving way to balanced resin flavors.As it warms up, the resin predominates the flavor. Malt backbone balances the hop flavors nicely. NOTES- solid IPA, well balanced and flavorful.
Monday, January 04, 2016

reebtogi
3.1
Back Forty Fence Post Session Ale
355ml bottle pours a hazy golden color with a finger of white head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is cereal grains with some citrus and herbal notes. Taste is a citrus and herbal bitterness with a light malty sweetness. Light grainy mouth feel. A decent pale ale that is nicely balanced and has some flavor to it.
Monday, January 04, 2016

kingaugusta
1.1
Back Forty Fence Post Session Ale
Pours clear blonde with a small white head. No nose. Virtually no flavor. They weren’t kidding about this being a session beer. save a little money and buy Bud Light, they taste the same.
Sunday, January 03, 2016

Ferris
3.3
Back Forty Trade Day Cuban Coffee Stout
Bottle - Dark roast bean. Deep brown with a light brown head. Dark roast coffee and really not much else. OK, but very coffee dominant.
Thursday, December 31, 2015

fiulijn
3.7
Back Forty Trade Day Cuban Coffee Stout
Bottle from the Craft Beer Advent Calendar; bottled 07/22/15
Black color, small head. Strong coffee character, quite good quality; the beer is drier than expected, I would have appreciated more if sweeter, but it’s still good as is; warming alcohol feeling.
Lean, well crafted.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

mcberko
3.7
Back Forty Trade Day Cuban Coffee Stout
12 oz. bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out roasted espresso beans upfront, with a touch of roasted malt in general. Flavour is robust, with espresso beans dominating the palate. Very dry palate, with no residual sweetness, and a medium palate. Really enjoyable stuff. I like it more than the current average.
Thursday, December 31, 2015

DuffMan
3.5
Back Forty Trade Day Cuban Coffee Stout
Bottle, craft beer advent calendar 2015. Dark brown, tan head. Rich espresso aroma and flavour, balanced by a hearty black malt base and a bitter finish. Nice from from Alabama!
Tuesday, December 29, 2015

patricks110
3.5
Back Forty Trade Day Cuban Coffee Stout
Aroma is a bit dull but a nice coffee profile with a heavy roasted malt. Smooth and a bit sweet with a rich and heavy roast. Well balanced but very robust and heavy with tons of espresso and cocoa.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015

MrChopin
4
Back Forty Naked Pig Pale Ale
[ bottle ][ 1oz ][ @Tasting ][ $ ? ][ snifter ][ 12.06.15 ]
transparent gold, effervescent with thick dense white head. Delicate nose is very dry paper bitterness up front, light Belgian yeast influence in candy sugar, pillowy dry grain and peppery malt in waves. Awesome nose. Flatter flavor but still fantastic balance and attenuation.. heavy grass bitterness up front with light cracked grain mid, bit thin and filmy, the hops growing with warmth. This is SOLID. Supper attenuated, no messy sweetness, solid malt complexity, expressive yeast in the nose..

Monday, December 28, 2015

Bahumat
3.1
Back Forty Trade Day Cuban Coffee Stout
Tastes like a cold cup of carbonated coffee. Pours a beautiful blck with a dark brown head.
Thursday, December 24, 2015

ryanhunter_4
3.5
Back Forty Trade Day Cuban Coffee Stout
12 oz. bottle poured at home. Day 19 of the craft beer advent calendar. Pours black with a tan head. Smell is strong coffee. Taste is quite strong coffee flavor along with some smoke. While it has a bitter finish, it’s still quite good.
Thursday, December 24, 2015

bdleedahl
3.3
Back Forty Trade Day Cuban Coffee Stout
2015 beer advent. Very dark brown head, but little retention, mostly just fizzy, so slightly thin on the body. Strong mocha coffee aroma and flavour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, December 20, 2015

dfearnley
3.8
Back Forty Trade Day Cuban Coffee Stout
Bottle to pint glass Consummation: Umami molasses coffee! Adjunct: Creamy, piggy aroma, bold.
Sunday, December 20, 2015

Reimer96
3.7
Back Forty Trade Day Cuban Coffee Stout
CBAC day 19! Pours an opaque black with roasted malt and coffee aromas dominating in a nice marriage. Flavor is pretty much the same with somewhat of a harsh roast finish from the coffee bit overall it isn’t too harsh. Nice drinking coffee stout.
Saturday, December 19, 2015

UXO
3.3
Back Forty Trade Day Cuban Coffee Stout
Appearance: opaque solid block with no highlights, one finger of dense beige head, good retention and no lacing. (4/5) Aroma: slightly astringent coffee, dark roasty malt, light chocolate. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-strong bitter. (6/10) Palate: medium-full slightly oily body, moderate-low carbonation, dry slightly astringent finish. (3/5) The coffee starts off a little astringent, especially in the aroma, but it mellows a bit through the glass. I couldn’t find any indication of ABV on the bottle, but if the published value of 8% is correct, it’s quite well-implemented and doesn’t intrude at all. Not bad, not great. (13/20)
Saturday, December 19, 2015

Oldschool_Mike
3.4
Back Forty Trade Day Cuban Coffee Stout
Bottle into pint glass. Pours a jet black colour with a brown head that disappears quickly. Aroma is coffee with a little chocolate. Taste is about the same with a kick of alcohol. Not too bad for a coffee stout.
Saturday, December 19, 2015

DrSilverworm
3.1
Back Forty Naked Pig Pale Ale
12oz bottle, thanks to shrubber85. Shared with 3 friends. Honestly he gave it to me around 3 months ago, but I was nervous abut opening it because the date on it is 11/21/14. Bottle foams just upon opening, but it doesn’t spill over, just goes halfway up the neck. Sure enough, it does taste a little off, but it’s not too bad. Maybe a slight brett action here. It’s effervescent, soft carbonation. Dry finish. Clear golden color. Ring and web of white head. Leaves a bit of lace. Some herbal character, a little citrus, bit of farmhouse type funk and a little mustiness. Not too bad, really, a lot better than expected. The funk has done alright here, a lot better than I think it would have been without it. Medium body, kind of an effervescent carbonation. Dry finish. Light to moderate bitter, very light sweet... dry overall. Touch of tang. Overall, surprisingly alright. A touch brett infected I think, but if you look at it as a brett pale ale it kind of works. Nothing too bad about it.
Monday, December 14, 2015

pintbypint
3.6
Back Forty Trade Day Cuban Coffee Stout
12oz brown bottle, 2015 Craft Beer Advent Calendar. Deep brown colour, dark beige foam. Aromas of cocoa and coffee. Big coffee taste, cho olate and roasted malts. Lots of coffee in the finish. A little lighter in mouthfeel than I had hoped for. Overall, a nice coffee stout.
Monday, December 14, 2015

shigadeyo
3
Back Forty Freckle Belly IPA
Floral hops and honey maltiness, herbal and dry finish; pretty decent, but wouldn’t be a first choice.
Saturday, December 12, 2015

reebtogi
3.3
Back Forty Trade Day Cuban Coffee Stout
355ml bottle pours black in color with a finger of light brown head that leaves some spotted lacing behind. Aroma is coffee and roasted grains with some chocolate notes. Taste is a chocolate malty sweetness with a coffee and roasted grain bitterness. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, a well balanced and tasty stout. Only thing is that coffee is a turn off for me, so I can’t truly appreciate this brew.
Friday, December 11, 2015

nimbleprop
3.3
Back Forty Naked Pig Pale Ale
12oz bottle pours a clear dark gold with some clumpy, white head. Nose is OK, stale malt, orange, soap, mild resin. Flavor is better, grass, pine resin, soap, crisp malt. Zippy finish.
Monday, December 07, 2015