1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Lost Arrow Porter - Rush River Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Lost Arrow PorterLost Arrow Porter

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
80
good

75 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 75
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 12.89%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rush River Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: feloniousmonk on 07-21-2004)
View: Beers (11) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 75 | Reviews: 46 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of TCMike
TCMike

Minnesota

3.19/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

The bottle I purchased didn't say Lost Arrow on it. It just said Porter. Not sure if it's just a name change.

When poured, it produced a 2 finger beige head. Left very little lacing. Beer color is a non-translucent mahogany.

The aroma was faint, but of roasted malts, caramel, and biscuit.

The taste was similar, but a little dark, and bitter chocolate thrown in. Slightly lighter bodied than most porters. Medium carbonation.

This is an okay beer, but could use some improvement.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2014 22:04:11 | More by TCMike
Photo of maDUECEgunner
maDUECEgunner

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -14%

04-06-2014 11:22:19 | More by maDUECEgunner
Photo of mattmarka1
mattmarka1

Minnesota

1.5/5  rDev -57%

01-16-2014 05:58:42 | More by mattmarka1
Photo of fanboy77
fanboy77

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -14%

12-13-2013 15:18:22 | More by fanboy77
Photo of XmnwildX12
XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

12-11-2013 03:31:27 | More by XmnwildX12
Photo of Santanax
Santanax

Minnesota

3.48/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This is a nice malty low abv example of a porter... coffee tones come in nicely along with the rich smokey malt tones.. smells of coffee as the pour happends...if only there was sweeter tones and higher abv this would be perfect.... love rush rivers beers need to try some of their bombers....

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2013 03:01:11 | More by Santanax
Photo of dakotaben
dakotaben

North Dakota

3.71/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - About as dark as it gets for a porter with a slight ruber glow. A khaki 2 finger head whose initial presence softened quickly, but yet remained at .5 finger for quite some time. Lacing that remains

S - Sweet hazelnut smell. Slight coffee and black liquorish aroma

T - Roasted Chocolate and hazelnut taste that remains in your mouth.

M - Fairly light body for a porter with a medium sweetness that remains. Low carbonation

O - I really liked this for the roastiness.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2013 02:06:59 | More by dakotaben
Photo of BeardedBoffin
BeardedBoffin

New Mexico

4.19/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Lost arrow pours a dark caramel color with a tower cap of foam. The color thins toward the edges to classic brown ale. The aroma is a great mixture of chocolate, espresso, wet malt, caramel, hard candy, and earthy the hops. The aroma is inviting and draws the imbiber in. Medium bodied, smooth and contiguous. The flavor doesn't quite live up to the hype of the aroma, but is still quite enjoyable. Cocoa and just a touch of bitterness leave the palate dry. Overall a nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2013 02:45:55 | More by BeardedBoffin
Photo of AmandaSchaefer
AmandaSchaefer

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -14%

04-15-2013 22:41:00 | More by AmandaSchaefer
Photo of j-rod18
j-rod18

North Dakota

4/5  rDev +14.6%

03-08-2013 02:43:30 | More by j-rod18
Photo of irrgalaxy
irrgalaxy

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

03-06-2013 20:01:51 | More by irrgalaxy
Photo of NickSMpls
NickSMpls

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -14%

03-01-2013 00:14:50 | More by NickSMpls
Photo of Cramerican
Cramerican

North Dakota

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

02-22-2013 22:00:49 | More by Cramerican
Photo of zillo043068
zillo043068

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

02-15-2013 00:25:40 | More by zillo043068
Photo of Lemke10
Lemke10

Wisconsin

3.49/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This is my first Rush River review so I’m super excited. In all, Rush River only has about a dozen beer offerings so they are a pretty small and precise brewing operation located in River Falls, WI. Not really sure what to expect as you never really hear anyone says anything good or bad about their beer.

It pours a dark brown color with a beige head that lingers around for a while. It has a mild robust scent of roasted malts, coffee, toffee, and caramel malts. Nothing exciting here, just your classic porter scent.

The taste has elements of a heavy beer, but it still drinks rather light. There is a little bit of roasted malts and coffee in the taste but far from being bold. It finishes with a chalky, coffee after taste. This is a good beginner porter to see if you like the style, but it really could be more robust, flavorful, and thicker in texture.

Porters certainly aren't the most popular beer out there. Maybe it’s because it’s just really hard to make a good porter? This was a pretty good attempt by Rush River but as I said, it has room for improvement. It has great drink-ability, it’s just lacking that “wow” factor taste wise.
-Chris Lemke of WisconsinBrewReview.com

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2013 03:14:16 | More by Lemke10
Photo of badelsman
badelsman

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +14.6%

11-20-2012 03:36:16 | More by badelsman
Photo of soccerfancooch
soccerfancooch

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

11-15-2012 02:31:41 | More by soccerfancooch
Photo of Chokobo
Chokobo

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

11-12-2012 22:32:49 | More by Chokobo
Photo of CarolinaKev
CarolinaKev

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

10-20-2012 08:01:45 | More by CarolinaKev
Photo of NilocRellim
NilocRellim

Minnesota

3.9/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Porter was poured out of the bottle and into a pint glass. Dark and warm in colour with a chocolate, roasted nose to it. Tasted of roasted malts, chocolate, and coffee, with minimal yet present hops. No distinctive or lingering aftertastes.

Would I buy this beer again? Probaby.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2012 22:05:47 | More by NilocRellim
Photo of Ri0
Ri0

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

08-18-2012 02:38:39 | More by Ri0
Photo of dav2080
dav2080

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

08-12-2012 20:48:59 | More by dav2080
Photo of SaxmanRick
SaxmanRick

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

08-12-2012 18:41:35 | More by SaxmanRick
Photo of capuchinpilates
capuchinpilates

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

07-29-2012 18:29:44 | More by capuchinpilates
Photo of jlindros
jlindros

Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First beer from a new brewery. Thanks to bunkrock (Reddit) for this one.

Pours a fizzy 1 finger darker off white colored head that fades at a med pace with some lacing, over dark molasses brown colored beer.

Nose brings a hint of oatmeal, some light roast, some caramel, a light nutty hazelnut like aroma, and a hint of earthy hop bitterness.

Taste starts a bit roasty with more of that nutty hazelnut like flavor, a bit of oatmeal and caramel, some light toasty brown malts, lighter in overall feel and flavor but a decent taste. Light chalky mocha chocolate and a bit creamy. Just a touch of earthy bittering hops.. Finish is fairly dry, some lingering earthy light bitterness, hint of creamy roast and mocha.

Mouth is med to lighter bodied but fluffy, decent carb.

Overall not bad, a bit light overall in flavor and body, but a nice fluffy feel, decent flavors that are there, and nothing really wrong, a light but drinkable overall porter.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2012 16:27:39 | More by jlindros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Lost Arrow Porter from Rush River Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.