Brown's Whiskey Porter | Brown's Brewing Company

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111 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brown's Brewing Company
New York, United States
brownsbrewing.com

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.75%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with caramel, chocolate and domestic 2-row pale malts, Cascade and Willamette hops and aged in whiskey barrels for a minimum of 2 months.

Added by drseamus on 03-31-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
111
Reviews:
48
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
10.67%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to JSBILK for throwing this bottle in our last trade box -- thanks, Justin! Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into a snifter.

A - Pours a murky, dark brown that isn't fully opaque ; rather, I can see through at the very outer edges. A creamy beige cap of head sits atop the brew, with some nice retention.

S - A very caramelly aroma, with some vanilla in there as well. They whiskey comes across in a strange way -- it reminds me of root beer, actually. More wood character comes through as the beer warms.

T - Nice and complex. I was expecting the whiskey aging to dominate the base beer since it is only a 5.75% ABV porter. In contrast, the roast and caramel notes of the base beer carry the day, with the barrel coming through only at the close. There is also a nice bready malt aftertaste.

M - Relatively light-bodied, but pretty much what I was expecting given the style and ABV. A good amount of carbonation and a slightly drying effect on the mouth.

O - I feel like they did a very good job crafting this as a low ABV barrel-aged beer. It is often the case that I would like a barrel-aged beer, but I'm reluctant due to the high amount of alcohol. I could see this filling in nicely, especially if they put it in 12 oz. bottles.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On Tap at the brewery in Troy, NY. Pours dark brown with long lived off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of coffee, caramel malt, dark fruit and whisky. Body is medium and smooth. Caramel malt, brown sugar, dark fruit, whisky and hint of hops combine on the palate. Finish is long and semi-dry. Interesting tasty porter.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle received as an extra in a trade with a generous BA thanks!

Appearance: Pours mahogany with chestnut folds, a 1 finger light khaki crown, moderate retention and moderate lace.

Smell: Caramel, toffee, minor oak barrel notes, an amount of whiskey so reserved that its tinge comes off more like the beer is slightly sour from infection (it isn't) than anything, a nice amount of fruity esters from the presumably english yeast, and a touch of floral/herbal hops.

Taste: Same as the nose only watered down.

Mouthfeel: Thin side of medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: A badly crafted beer that suffers the most at the hands of the mouthfeel and minimal time given in the barrel.

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Brown's Whiskey Porter from Brown's Brewing Company
4.03 out of 5 based on 111 ratings.
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