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Lost Arrow Porter - Rush River Brewing Company

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Lost Arrow PorterLost Arrow Porter

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BA SCORE
80
good

83 Ratings
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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 12.57%
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)
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Reviews by drizzam:
Photo of drizzam
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear dark brown in color, actually looks ruby in color when held up to a bright light. The body is topped by a substantial creamy light tan head. Good head retention and lacing.

S - Roasted malt and dark chocolate dominate the aroma. Very nice inviting aroma.

T & M - Roasted malt and dark chocolate with hints of coffee present. The taste actually isn't as strong as I would have expected from the aroma. Thin to medium bodied mouthfeel. Finishes with a very slight bitter roasted finish.

D - This is a very solid beer. As expected, as it warms it gets better. High drinkability factor from both the low ABV and good flavor. I would stock this as a regular beer in my fridge.

drizzam, Mar 12, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of NilocRellim
3.9/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

NilocRellim, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of bpfrush
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

bpfrush, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of ADR
3.45/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap, Autumn Brew Review 2004...

Medium dusky brown, a little light but plenty murky. Head is refuge after 30 seconds and the lacing is minimal. Surprisingly a slightly winey aroma, red grape and some chocolate tones. Body is light with medium carbonation, nice enough. Flavor is husky, grainy with hops evident as background players. Could be a little mellower, never gets much traction and its a little strident without a thicker and maltier counterpoint.

ADR, Sep 12, 2004
Photo of Keegan
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Keegan, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of augustgarage
3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Best before the last week in December.

The liquid is a very dark russet tinged with cordovan and topped by a fat finger of desert sand merengue and a few dark brown spots from the final drops of yeast. Thick soapy lacing, excellent retention.

Faint caramel and roast malt in the nose...very little aroma otherwise.

Round, roasted flavor profile with slightly stale coffee and cocoa nib notes throughout. Low bitterness with a dry yet slightly fruity finish.

Creamy, medium-light bodied mouthfeel - spritzy with good carbonation.

A decent but generic porter.

augustgarage, Jun 01, 2012
Photo of zillo043068
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

zillo043068, Feb 15, 2013
Photo of morimech
3.23/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with a large tan head that had very good retention. Heavy lacing is left on the glass. It certainly looks good. The aroma is very weak. A little roasted malt and something that smells similar to popcorn. Typical porter flavors of roasted malt with just a slight chocolate finish. Mild bitterness. A little thin for a porter but it still maintains a nice texture. The carbonation is kept in check nicely. A sessionable porter but do not expect anything earth shattering.

morimech, Dec 08, 2008
Photo of fanboy77
3/5  rDev -14.3%

fanboy77, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of Bluegrass49
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Bluegrass49, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.55/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Sprecher nonic.
Dec Wk3 notched on the label, no info.

A - Clear throughout the pour, slivers of burgundy amber shine through the black beer. A four-finger tan head drops slowly and leaves collar upon collar of lace on the glass!

S - Acrid bitter, burnt roasted malt escapes without hesitation from this brew. Notes of coffee and bittersweet chocolate join but a faint off aroma seems to be hiding within. A dry cocoa musty yeast funk (not wild yeast) is buried in the back.

T - Cold coffee overwhelms the tongue and knocks any off-flavors too far back to notice. The roasted bitter malt is flavorful but one-dimensional.

M - Medium-light-bodied, it seems a touch on the thinner side for the style. Very carbonated as well. Moderate acrid bitter, dry finish from the roasted malts.

O - I get the same sort of yeasty off thing from this brew that I pick up from the others but it's largely covered up by roast a bit more. Once again, it's a promising brew that could be very good with some tweaks.

BeerFMAndy, Jun 03, 2011
Photo of dav2080
2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

dav2080, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of lurpy1
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pour is amber/brown, decent head, but a little bit too translucent for a porter. The taste is reasonably pleasant, a little bit burnt, a little bit o'malt, little bit o'coffee, but generally lacks any sort of wow factor. A bit thin for a great porter.

Pretty good, which is about how most Rush River beers grade out. Worth trying, but not worth pimping yourself out to a bestiality porno in order to get your hands on it.

lurpy1, Aug 14, 2011
Photo of Santanax
3.48/5  rDev -0.6%
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....

Santanax, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of GeezLynn
2.75/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bottled March 2009

Dark dirty brown with a lighter cream colored head that settled into a mix of foam and rather large bubbles

Full malt aroma with coffee and chocolate and hop freshness.

Taste is extremely shallow, with an initial dry chocolate malt followed by ....watery nothingness. I can't remember a beer with less of a finish.
Mouthfeel is thin and WAY over-carbonated.

I should be clear that this beer is no longer fresh, and have tried to take that into consideration in the ratings. However it's also a porter that hasn't exactly been abused sitting on the shelf a couple of months followed by chilling in my fridge a couple more and the smell is all there.

My experience was similar to a previous review describing this beer as a pilsner with some food coloring. Make that a lighter pilsner.

GeezLynn, Aug 07, 2009
Photo of Ri0
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Ri0, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of Trexter103
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Trexter103, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of Arenbeer
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Supercolter for this brew!

12oz bottle into a Snifter

A- Pours a dark dark brown with a decent 2 finger tan head.

S- Darker roasted malts with some coffee and sweet chocolate. Raisins and other dark fruits are also apparent.

T- Interesting, Strong hops up front with a nice coffee bitter background that's nothing like i was expecting.

M- Medium body with moderate carbonation and a slight bitter mouthfeel.

SkÅL!

Arenbeer, Aug 05, 2010
Photo of happygnome
2.73/5  rDev -22%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

a: pours a dark brown color with a slight hints of ruby with about a quarter inch of head that dissapears not too fast leaving a little lacing around the edge of the glass
s: faint smell however i detect the roasted cocao malts, the aroma are fairly weak even after the beer warms a bit
t: there is a very muted overall flavor to this brew, slight roasted malt backbone and a faint hint hops
m: medium to light bodied beer with a nice average amount of carbonation

overall, i was kind of dissapointed by this brew faint aroma and taste

happygnome, Oct 03, 2007
Photo of Cramerican
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Cramerican, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of samie85
3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-transparent cola color with a few fingers of very light brown foam.

S-Coffee and roasted notes with some slight vanilla and a dark chocolate finish.

T- Roasted coffee notes

M-A little thin bodied for a porter in my opinion with medium carbonation and a silk/dry feel.

D-Pretty easy drinking without being too rich. A pretty good dark beer for the summer.

samie85, Jul 02, 2011
Photo of MPLS
2.98/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Stopped by the bur for a couple of cheap taps and this was my first selection.

A: Decent translucent medium brown/amber color with an unimpressive head and nominal lacing to match. Perhaps I have had to many imperial stouts/porters as of late. Moderate carbonation.

S: Mellow roasted notes, earthy undertones, negligible bitter chocoalte.

T: A very mild porter, low ABV, low flavor profile, but easy to sip on. The biggest taste element is the dry porter malts with hints of chocolate, and mild bitterness to balance things out.

M:Thin Lizzy strikes again! Pretty well matched to its appearance, water, little too much fizz on the tongue.

D: Easily drinkable from it's underwhelming nature and cheap around town. Good smell, but just far too thin with a specific gravity resembling hard water.

MPLS, Mar 29, 2009
Photo of tconboy
3.8/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a deep dark brown with a tan head and moderate lacing. Smells of chocolate, coffee and malts. Very mild taste, the flavors definitely don't overpower you, but this is a nice, smooth, drinkable beer. The mouthfeel is definitely a little light for a porter. I could definitely drink a lot of this given how light it is for a porter. Might not be your thing and might be a little light for your typical porter lover, but it was pretty good.

tconboy, Jan 24, 2009
Photo of TCMike
3.19/5  rDev -8.9%
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.

TCMike, Apr 10, 2014
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Lost Arrow Porter from Rush River Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.