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Brown's Whiskey Porter - Brown's Brewing Company

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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 16
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brown's Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
English Porter |  5.75% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with caramel, chocolate and domestic 2-row pale malts, Cascade and Willamette hops and aged in whiskey barrels for a minimum of 2 months.

(Beer added by: drseamus on 03-31-2007)
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4.24/5  rDev +4.7%

jjtizzle1202, Nov 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

This is a great unique local brew. Malty with hints of whiskey. Refreshing this time of year.

petefuller10, Nov 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.05/5  rDev 0%

RichIron883, Sep 14, 2014
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Aficionado_Shawn, Aug 04, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A-Pours dark brown. Light does penetrate most of the beer's body. Head is a spoonful of tan fluff.

S-The whiskey notes are evident right away. Oak and a dollop of vanilla as well. Brown malt with roast.

T-Whiskey is well proportioned. It's probably the most noticeable aspect of the flavor. Roast and some light chocolate flavor. Vanilla. Oak.

M-Feels fuller than the ABV would suggest. It's creamy. More booze than there should be.

O-A non-Imperial barrel aged beer that maintains enough whiskey flavor to keep my interest. It has it's flaws but it's a tasty beer overall.

VelvetExtract, Jul 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

chrishiker1409, Nov 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

qcbrewer, Oct 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

BGsWo22, Oct 19, 2013
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4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased at Brown's in Troy, NY.

Dark brown pour, bronze. Light brown head forms, about one inch. Not much lacing.

Smells like whiskey, chocolate, and oak.

Tastes pretty similar- strong chocolate flavors, with subtle and well-integrated whiskey flavors. Oak and vanilla come through as part of the aging process. There is a more subtle presence than a typical BA beer, because of the shorter time in the barrels. However, there is still a surprising amount of rich whiskey and vanilla flavor for such a low ABV beer. One of the most drinkable BA beers I've ever had. Really easy to finish the bomber down.

Medium to slightly thin mouthfeel, low carbonation.

About as close to a session barrel-aged dark beer as you can get. Really impressive how they can cram in a ton of flavor to a lower abv porter. Of course, it's not as thick or bourbon forward as a lot of big BA stouts and porters, but that's not what it's trying to be at all. For what it's trying to be, it's damn near perfect.

GreesyFizeek, Sep 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

SadMachine, Jun 10, 2013
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4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to JSBILK for throwing this bottle in our last trade box -- thanks, Justin! Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into a snifter.

A - Pours a murky, dark brown that isn't fully opaque ; rather, I can see through at the very outer edges. A creamy beige cap of head sits atop the brew, with some nice retention.

S - A very caramelly aroma, with some vanilla in there as well. They whiskey comes across in a strange way -- it reminds me of root beer, actually. More wood character comes through as the beer warms.

T - Nice and complex. I was expecting the whiskey aging to dominate the base beer since it is only a 5.75% ABV porter. In contrast, the roast and caramel notes of the base beer carry the day, with the barrel coming through only at the close. There is also a nice bready malt aftertaste.

M - Relatively light-bodied, but pretty much what I was expecting given the style and ABV. A good amount of carbonation and a slightly drying effect on the mouth.

O - I feel like they did a very good job crafting this as a low ABV barrel-aged beer. It is often the case that I would like a barrel-aged beer, but I'm reluctant due to the high amount of alcohol. I could see this filling in nicely, especially if they put it in 12 oz. bottles.

wyatt13, Jun 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

InspectorBob, May 23, 2013
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Brown's Whiskey Porter from Brown's Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.