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Brown & Robust Porter - Wisconsin Brewing Co.

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Brown & Robust PorterBrown & Robust Porter

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Reviews: 9
Hads: 68
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: n/a
Wants: 0
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
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Wisconsin Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: dhannes on 11-08-2013

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Reviews: 9 | Hads: 68
Reviews by dhannes:
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4.07/5  rDev n/a
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. (850 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev n/a

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4/5  rDev n/a

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3.31/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev n/a

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3.5/5  rDev n/a

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3.64/5  rDev n/a
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! (421 characters)

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3.83/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev n/a

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2.53/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Looked promising but left you disappointed. Strong coffee aftertaste. (70 characters)

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3.5/5  rDev n/a

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3.25/5  rDev n/a

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3.25/5  rDev n/a

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3.5/5  rDev n/a

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3.4/5  rDev n/a

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3.21/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into shaker pint glass.
A: Pours a slightly reddish brown hue with 2 inches of frothy light tan head. Good retention.
S: Nice roasted caramel malt aroma...but not much else.
T: Nice roasted caramel malt with some toasted grains and a hint of a grassy note.
M: Light body. Dry and slightly bitter as per style. Mildly sweet...almost creamy.
D: Slightly above average for style. Not bad, but just a pretty basic brew. (444 characters)

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3.5/5  rDev n/a

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3.25/5  rDev n/a

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3.5/5  rDev n/a

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3.5/5  rDev n/a

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2/5  rDev n/a

Photo of jwc215
3.4/5  rDev n/a
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. (656 characters)

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3.5/5  rDev n/a

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3.25/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Brown & Robust Porter from Wisconsin Brewing Co.
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