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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
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75 Ratings
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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)
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sparx1100

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

06-14-2012 04:39:40 | More by sparx1100
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augustgarage

California

3.53/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2012 21:01:07 | More by augustgarage
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homebrew311

Illinois

3.05/5  rDev -12.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2012 03:42:32 | More by homebrew311
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Trexter103

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

04-22-2012 04:37:23 | More by Trexter103
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Keegan

Germany

4/5  rDev +14.6%

03-17-2012 23:32:07 | More by Keegan
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vfgccp

New York

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

03-05-2012 15:17:01 | More by vfgccp
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ForWhatAlesYou

Minnesota

3.83/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle as part of a winter variety pack. Served in a tulip.

A: Deep, cloudy brown with amber tones. Nice dense tan head. Spotty lacing.

S: Raisin bread, alcohol, toasty grain.

T: Very roasty malt dominates. Not a ton of hop bitter, just in the finish. Toffee, coffee, smoky.

M: A little thin but nice carbonation.

O: Very decent. Worth a go.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2012 15:39:54 | More by ForWhatAlesYou
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BarrelAgedBarry

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +14.6%

02-29-2012 00:23:06 | More by BarrelAgedBarry
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rocklibster

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +14.6%

02-25-2012 05:02:05 | More by rocklibster
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zenwatts

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -14%

01-21-2012 18:35:47 | More by zenwatts
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dragomni

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

01-02-2012 22:46:15 | More by dragomni
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plumcrazyfx

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

01-01-2012 15:03:33 | More by plumcrazyfx
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wisrarebeer

Wisconsin

3.6/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at Gelly's Pub and Eatery in Stockholm, WI.

A: deep copper color with wisp of head
S: mild nose, sweeter, roasted, nutty with little hops
T: mild taste, sweeter with some hints of roasted malt and slight bitter finish
M: slightly watery, not a ton of character

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2011 03:43:38 | More by wisrarebeer
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zeledonia

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +14.6%

12-02-2011 02:14:52 | More by zeledonia
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jsprain1

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2011 02:01:59 | More by jsprain1
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

11-15-2011 18:09:08 | More by bpfrush
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vette2006c5r

South Dakota

3.7/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Rush River Lost Arrow pours an almost black color, with a light, small head. There is a good strong malty and coffee like smell. The taste is a bit light and weak; rather watery, but there is a typical malty dry porter taste that you can pick up. Nice carbonation, and easy to drink, but its a bit too light. Overall its a good beer, just on the weaker side.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2011 02:20:24 | More by vette2006c5r
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lurpy1

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2011 14:15:08 | More by lurpy1
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samie85

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2011 20:15:16 | More by samie85
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

3.55/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2011 12:06:22 | More by BeerFMAndy
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chicagoabbot

Illinois

2.8/5  rDev -19.8%
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...

Serving type: on-tap

04-27-2011 17:32:19 | More by chicagoabbot
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drizzam

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2011 20:08:22 | More by drizzam
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.6/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

How have I missed reviewing, nay, even sampling this beer in the past? I've had plenty of Unforgiven & Bubblejack, just never seemed to cross paths with this guy. Downed a bottle with surprisingly tasty pizza at Parkway Pizza in Minneapolis tonight.

Brown. Porter brown, to be exact. Smells like lightly roasted chocolate Kisses.

Lost Arrow's taste follows the nose to a T. Roast, almost crossing the yellow lines to coffee, is at the top of the beer chain. Soft chocolate, and a kick of sweet maltiness rounds out this simple porter.

Easy on the eyes, easy on the palate, low ABV, tasty, easy to drink. Simple, yup, but nothing I'd ever turn down. Good, solid porter.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2010 04:23:14 | More by maximum12
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Arenbeer

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +14.6%
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!

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2010 00:35:08 | More by Arenbeer
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gford217

Georgia

3.18/5  rDev -8.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2010 01:42:56 | More by gford217
Lost Arrow Porter from Rush River Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.