Icon Series: Brown Porter | Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Icon Series: Brown PorterIcon Series: Brown Porter

Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Texas, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Brown Porter is a dark, medium bodied ale with rich chocolate malt notes. We used English malt and hops along with our Saint Arnold yeast that comes from a brewery in England.

This beer pours a dark brown color with ruby/garnet highlights and an off-white head. The aroma is predominantly chocolate with hints of nuttiness and lightly roasted coffee. The Saint Arnold yeast contributes mild esters, which are perfect for this style. Chocolate and roast are the primary flavors in this sessionable ale, with a distinct sweetness coming through as the beer warms up.

Added by brentk56 on 03-05-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #89 (June 2014):

Chocolate, Roast, Nutty, Grainy

A dark brown pour with copper hues and a creamy beige lacing. Grainy, biscuity, nutty, and notes of granola in the nose. Medium-bodied, smooth and creamy on the palate, with a malty sweet base, and some roasty, chocolatey, bready, nutty flavors that dry out with a cereal grain finish. Hint of fruitiness too. An interesting hybrid that leans more towards a classic English Brown Ale. We dig it.

STYLE: American Porter | ABV: 5.1% | AVAILABILITY: Limited

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Had this on tap at the brewery. Had a decent light brown color with a short head. Not too bad for a spring beer. Decent flavor with decent body. Not too much flavor. Goes down easy and was very nice to drink. But nothing too spectacular as I was expecting more.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle. Started at 52 degrees. Thanks Russel for giving me your last one! First of all, this beer should be applauded for having to overcome one of the worst-looking labels witnessed in a long, long time. I'd upload a picture but the site won't accept it--I guess that's how blah it is. As for the beer, it pours dark brown with a medium tan head. Held up to the light it does show a ruby-amber glow and suddenly isn't so opaque. Smell is nothing distinguished, some chocolate and malts. Flavor is pretty much the same: chocolate and malt. Not bitter, a little on the sweet side. It is on the thin side, a little watery but nothing to stop me from drinking it. As with similar porters, I prefer my coffee and chocolate by way of stouts and my porters pretty straight up. Still it's not a bad beer. But it's retired and I don't see a demand for a reprise any time soon.

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3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle pours a near-black color with an ample tan head. Fair retention and lace.

Nose is spot on...roasty malt, light chocolate and a mild fruit from the yeast.

Taste is mainly roasty, chocolate malt with a little bit of grassy hop and pecan nuttiness. Mouthfeel is smooth and full with a nice dryness on the finish. Reminds me a little of SN Porter but less hoppy and more nutty. Excellent example of the style, one that I feel like I should be drinking more of every time I actually do get it. Well done beer, if this was in sixers I would buy it in spades.

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Icon Series: Brown Porter from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 89 ratings