Brown's Whiskey Porter - Brown's Brewing Company
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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.
01-13-2013 14:32:04 | More by mikeg67
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.
09-12-2012 01:25:36 | More by koopa
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.
05-02-2012 03:46:05 | More by musicforairports
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.
03-02-2012 04:12:28 | More by rlee1390
4.38/5 rDev +7.9%
Served in a snifter.
Nice and dark. It's not quite pitch black, as there's some brownish-red light that pokes through a little bit. The head was about a finger, and is mocha-latte colored. It left some really nice lacing as I drank this brew.
Whoa! This is intense - lots of caramel, chocolate, toffee, and vanilla. There's some nice whiskey aroma, which brings some oak and some toasted coconut. There's some really nice roasty notes and some slight coffee. This is unexpectedly great smelling.
This follows the nose very closely, though not nearly as intense. Lots of caramel, chocolate, toffee, toasted coconut, and vanilla. On one hand, it's very complex. On the other, it's a little watery. I think they could increase the recipe's malt bill a little bit. That being said - wow this is tasty. Nothing is overpowering, and everything seems to work really well together.
As i said for the taste, it's a bit watery. The mouthfeel is medium, and there isn't much carbonation which makes it feel a little bigger. It's incredibly drinkable for a beer with this much going on.
This is really nice! It's sort of like a light version of a barrel aged stout. It's got all of this great whiskey-barrel character while being an easy-drinking brew - weird! I'm glad I got the chance to try this beer, and I'd definitely like to have it again.
02-08-2012 01:17:52 | More by MaxSpang
Brown's Whiskey Porter from Brown's Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.