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Brown & Robust Porter - Wisconsin Brewing Co.

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36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 15.62%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Wisconsin Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: dhannes on 11-08-2013)
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dhannes

Wisconsin

4.05/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had a 4 oz. sample at the brewery, poured into a plastic cup.

A=Rich, reddish brown with a light white head.

S=Roasted coffee and semi-sweet chocolate.

T=Chocolate and a bit of sweetness; also creaminess...roasted malts present as well.

M=Medium light body...a tad lighter than say, Founders' Porter, but still rather ample. Rather low carbonation. More of a session beer than most other porters, but retaining the flavor that most other lighter porters lack.

O=My 3rd most favorite porter, behind Great Lakes' and Founders. Their website indicates that this is Kirby's first porter (he never did one for Capital), and his expertise quickly shoots WBC up to the best porter from Wisconsin (* I haven't tried O'so's Night Train yet, however). Hopefully, they'll introduce a sampler pack where people can try this style and see how good it can be.

Serving type: on-tap

11-08-2013 02:46:12 | More by dhannes
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jmgrams


3/5  rDev -9.9%

07-30-2014 02:28:20 | More by jmgrams
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secondtooth

Indiana

3.63/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very dark brown, with ruby highlights. Massive head of fine tan bubbles, culminating in a fine, detailed lattice lace.

Aroma is sweet and nutty, with little hint of roast. Quite nice.

Taste is definitely on the sweeter side of the spectrum, with tones of roast nuts and chocolate. Malt-forward, most definitely. Drinks smoothly, and approaches a very solid brown ale, almost. Solid and more than session-worthy!

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2014 13:38:43 | More by secondtooth
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bzach

Indiana

3/5  rDev -9.9%

07-16-2014 05:45:58 | More by bzach
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KFBR392

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours with a medium brown color but sits very dark dark brown in the glass. Half a finger of head on the pour which settled in to a thin layer across the top while drinking. Low active carbonation overall for the style.

Smell: Sweet molasses on the front. Airy caramel and a touch of roasted malt on the body. Milk chocolate and some lactose dairy sweetness on the back end.

Taste: A touch of roasted malts hit the palate immediately. Milk chocolate evens out on the front. Heavier coffee grounds and growing dark chocolate build on the body. The roasted malts and coffee grounds meet on the back end to create a pretty dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Pleasant transitions of sweet and dry. Carbonation is light but provides a nice base of the malts to shine.

Overall: Another very solid brew from Wisconsin Brewing Co. Love the 12pk can format, and this is a solid summer sessionable porter. A perfect change of pace for the warm months ahead.

Serving type: can

06-27-2014 02:09:12 | More by KFBR392
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Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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Washington

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

06-05-2014 20:56:50 | More by Eighty
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hoosier222002

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

05-26-2014 20:25:33 | More by hoosier222002
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

05-20-2014 13:03:16 | More by EROCK75
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rayj212

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

05-11-2014 00:05:40 | More by rayj212
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

04-26-2014 04:50:39 | More by Knapp85
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smogfood

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -9.9%

04-14-2014 17:31:15 | More by smogfood
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bismarksays

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

04-14-2014 01:45:45 | More by bismarksays
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cwguy5

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

04-07-2014 04:14:50 | More by cwguy5
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pathead

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -9.9%

04-06-2014 19:08:13 | More by pathead
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kdwruck

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

04-06-2014 02:57:16 | More by kdwruck
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Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

04-04-2014 12:11:46 | More by Dovers
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Dover

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

03-26-2014 04:55:36 | More by Localdrinklax
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jakea

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

03-15-2014 05:15:46 | More by jakea
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McCranky

Illinois

2/5  rDev -39.9%

03-12-2014 01:56:44 | More by McCranky
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crobinso

Colorado

3/5  rDev -9.9%

03-01-2014 22:33:32 | More by crobinso
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steveh

Illinois

4.26/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

While I enjoy a good Porter now and again, it's not exactly my favorite style. But when my favorite all-time German-style beer brewmaster decides to try out a Porter, I think it's worth a sampling.

Hmm, a brown robust Porter -- thanks for confusing the issue Kirby!

No real dating on the brown longneck, but the brewery hasn't been open that long.

A -- Clear, deep dark chestnut color with ruby highlights. Dense, creamy, light tan head that holds up very well and leaves great lacing.

S -- Caramel up front with some earthy, clay-like undertones. Roasted malts in a coffee-like character, some vague dark fruits and creamy, milk chocolate notes in the finish.

T -- Solid roasted malts up front with some mellow dark fruits following. A good bitterness from hops acting as a backbone balance through the flavor. Coffee characters in the finish that linger thru the aftertaste with some very light citrus marking through.

M -- Mouthfeel is smooth and syrupy with a full body and (very) light astringency from roasted malts. Finishes lightly dry with good malt character lingering.

O -- Yeah, I can see this as a cross between brown and robust Porter. Not real hoppy like Robust, but carrying a great body and mouthfeel. The flavor has good roasted malt character, but more caramel in character than relying on heavily roasted malts and hops. A nice Porter for anyone to enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2014 21:49:00 | More by steveh
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Amill1046

Wisconsin

2/5  rDev -39.9%

02-24-2014 12:34:46 | More by Amill1046
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.39/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark brown with a tan head that soon settles to a wisp. Trailing lace sticks.

The smell is of iced coffee - lightly roasted - with a hint of chocolate.

The taste is of some sweet cocoa powder with mildly roasted coffee beans. Earthy/spicy hops come through. Because of the thinnish taste, some alcohol comes through. Finishes somewhat abruptly.

On the thin side, but as it swirled over my tongue the body grew a bit. The initial bit of fizz settled, giving it some creaminess and it's pretty smooth overall.

A fairly good porter - leans towards a brown ale. A bit of a hop presence to it. The malt could be richer, but it works as it is. Not bad.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2014 19:26:01 | More by jwc215
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Brown & Robust Porter from Wisconsin Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.