Lost Arrow Porter - Rush River Brewing Company

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Lost Arrow PorterLost Arrow Porter

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87 Ratings
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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rush River Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: feloniousmonk on 07-21-2004)
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Photo of mattmarka1
1.5/5  rDev -57.1%

Photo of DukeofAle
2.63/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

"Enjoyed" a bottle at Old Chicago in St. Cloud, MN. Best described as thin and watery. Drinks like a typical macro pilsner with carmel color added. Not really a porter - in my opinion. Never heard of this brewery before. I'd be willing to try their other products but won't expect much.

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

Photo of dav2080
2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

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.

Photo of themorninglark
2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

Photo of chicagoabbot
2.8/5  rDev -20%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at Emma's Bar in River Falls, WI. Man, it hurts to give this brewery's beers generally unfavorable reviews. I grew up in RF for the most part though I live in Chicago now and it made my heart happy when RF got a brewery. Unfortunately, this porter needs a lot of work.

Appearance wise, it's way too light in color and the head isn't jazzy enough or dark enough.

The smell is off too and followed up by a malt profile that lacks complexity. This isn't terrible, but it's not a winner.

Mouthfeel is one of the better things, but still lacking that 'porter pucker'.

Guys, please make better beers and make River Falls proud. You ought to dominate tap-lines at local bars, but instead I barely see anyone drinking your brews! What gives!??! Man...

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.

Photo of fanboy77
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of AmandaSchaefer
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of zenwatts
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of NickSMpls
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of maDUECEgunner
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of hopdog
3.03/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle acquired in trade with tytoanderso (thanks!).

Poured a deep brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of toasted graininess. cocoa, light coffee and lightly earthy. Tastes of caramel, chocolate, and lighter coffee. A drinkable porter, but for me, nothing really 'stood' out.

Photo of homebrew311
3.05/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into Great Lakes snifter. Pours dark brown with some light passage at the edges. A finger of tan head retains itself nicely. The nose has some toasted malt with a slight amount of roast. A bit of chocolate in the background, not much else... aroma is very tame. Taste is thin, a bit of toasted character, and a light bit of herbal hop character at the end. The mouthfeel is thin and a bit prickly. Overall, pretty run of the mill porter without much flavor, nothing memorable here.

Photo of hellbilly
3.15/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

bottled the first week of november... i'm going to assume 2008 by way of moelikebeer.

clear slightly paler version of ruby brown porter color with a short lived tannish head.

the nose shows a mild smokiness along with the roast, dark fruit, slight sourness, brown sugar and a floral hop touch.

the taste is decent but rather mild... mild chocolate, mild roast, mild cream, mild smokiness, mild cheesy/lactose, mild nutty caramel and a floral hoppy dry finish with some mild spiciness.

light to medium bodied. the mouth feel is rather average as is the entire package... very mediocre and safe but sessionable. 6/3/6/3/12/3.0

Photo of gford217
3.18/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a dark mahogany brown with some copper showing through under a very small beige head that recedes very quickly to a tiny collar.

Aroma is very subtle with the roasted black malts dominating as well as hints of coffee and cocoa powder. Maybe some sweet brown sugar.

The taste is much of the same with sweet chocolate and dark roasted malts. Sweet finish with hints of vanilla and a bit of coffee bitterness.

The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with good carbonation. Maybe a bit on the thin side.

This is a fairly basic porter that's not that bad but doesn't have any stand-out traits.

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.

Photo of tavernjef
3.2/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the Happy Gnome: Dark brown body with dark ruby slivering highlights. Medium tanned foam of oatmealy texture. Light lacing in spotted sheeting.

Understated aroma of dry cocoa and roasted malts.

Flavors are just as understated as the nose. Low and light on the buds with a partail roasted malt backing with a sweetened chocolate edge. Barely a finish to it. A whisp of the roast tugs for a stint as it drys off empty with a scant of nuttyness.

Feel is a thinner medium body with a smooth and inviting carbonation. The go nowhere finish is what keeps it from being better then it should or could be.

Not all that impressive for a porter. More like a brown, and even then it still doesn't grab my interest.

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.

Photo of Giesch
3.24/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of zillo043068
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of irrgalaxy
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of jsprain1
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A- Red-brown. Cola colored perhaps. Head is tan, lasts well, and leaves lacing.
S- Aroma is milk chocolate, with some coffee and a faint charcoal.
T- Up front it's pretty sweet. Milk chocolate dominates most of the tasting but there is pleasant smoky coffee finish. I wish more of the taste was like that.
M- Carbonation is medium-light, but dang,for a porter this has a thin body.
O- There are some high points (the appearance, the finish) but on the whole it's more of a miss.

Photo of Chokobo
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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Lost Arrow Porter from Rush River Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.