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Icon Series: Brown Porter - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: brentk56 on 03-05-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Our Brown Porter is a dark, medium bodied ale with rich chocolate malt notes. We used English malt and hops along with our Saint Arnold yeast that comes from a brewery in England.

This beer pours a dark brown color with ruby/garnet highlights and an off-white head. The aroma is predominantly chocolate with hints of nuttiness and lightly roasted coffee. The Saint Arnold yeast contributes mild esters, which are perfect for this style. Chocolate and roast are the primary flavors in this sessionable ale, with a distinct sweetness coming through as the beer warms up.
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Ratings: 83 | Reviews: 6
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Icon Series: Brown Porter from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.