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Brown & Robust Porter - Wisconsin Brewing Co.

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Brown & Robust PorterBrown & Robust Porter

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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 13.91%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | 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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Reviews by dhannes:
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4.05/5  rDev +19.8%
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.

dhannes, Nov 08, 2013
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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!

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3.39/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

jwc215, Feb 11, 2014
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Pours a dark brown color. 1/3 inch head of a tan color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of sweet malt, slight roasted malt, hint of chocolate, slight hops, and oatmeal. Fits the style of an American Porter. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, slight roasted malt, slight hops, hint of chocolate, pale malt, and hint of yeast. Overall, decent appearance, good blend, the aroma and body are good but nothing outstanding.

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3.53/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

KFBR392, Jun 27, 2014
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Brown & Robust Porter from Wisconsin Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.