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Brown's Whiskey Porter - Brown's Brewing Company

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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.59%
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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4/5  rDev -1.5%

JamesGWittel, Mar 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

nasastrums, Feb 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

BarRoomHero88, Feb 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

sachie23, Jan 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

phishbone23, Jan 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

jsilva, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of mikeg67
4/5  rDev -1.5%

On Tap at the brewery in Troy, NY. Pours dark brown with long lived off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of coffee, caramel malt, dark fruit and whisky. Body is medium and smooth. Caramel malt, brown sugar, dark fruit, whisky and hint of hops combine on the palate. Finish is long and semi-dry. Interesting tasty porter.

mikeg67, Jan 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

innuendobrewskiman63, Dec 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Thunderballroom, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of koopa
3.45/5  rDev -15%

Bottle received as an extra in a trade with a generous BA thanks!

Appearance: Pours mahogany with chestnut folds, a 1 finger light khaki crown, moderate retention and moderate lace.

Smell: Caramel, toffee, minor oak barrel notes, an amount of whiskey so reserved that its tinge comes off more like the beer is slightly sour from infection (it isn't) than anything, a nice amount of fruity esters from the presumably english yeast, and a touch of floral/herbal hops.

Taste: Same as the nose only watered down.

Mouthfeel: Thin side of medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: A badly crafted beer that suffers the most at the hands of the mouthfeel and minimal time given in the barrel.

koopa, Sep 12, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -32.3%

t0rin0, Sep 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Mart1, Sep 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

dtx00, Sep 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

thebouch01, Sep 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.1%

Didier, Jul 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

buffcityx, Jun 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Whimpers, Jun 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

mattydread, Jun 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

vonnegut21, May 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Bomber into a small snifter. Had this on tap several times but never reviewed it.

Brown in color, ruby in the light. Moderate head and lacing.

Vanilla dominates the nose, with oak notes also.

Flavor is heavy on vanilla. The barrel notes here lack a complex bourbon tone. Other wood notes evident. Chocolate and coffee take a back seat, but are detectable. Flavorful, but not complex or robust--which is not surprising given the low ABV.

Light-medium mouthfeel. Low carbonation.

Overall, this is a decent beer that I prefer on draft. Interesting for a 5.75 percent ABV porter--but not for a whiskey-barrel beer. It's nice to have a barrel-aged beer that's not of a hefty ABV, though.

musicforairports, May 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

metalgdog, May 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

stevec32, Apr 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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, Mar 06, 2012
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4.18/5  rDev +3%

Had on Cask as part of their Cask Thursdays

A-Deep black, one finger bubbly head

S-Whiskey, chocolate and caramel

T-Some whiskey, good deal of chocolate, some roasted malt. As it warms Vanilla pokes through.

M-Medium bodied, not much carbonation also not as creamy as I was expecting.

O-First review of a cask beer, it did have the notes of being on cask but it seemed to add an oak flavoring to the beer above all else.

rlee1390, Mar 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

heffnate77, Feb 29, 2012
Brown's Whiskey Porter from Brown's Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.