Lost Arrow Porter | Rush River Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rush River Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
rushriverbeer.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by feloniousmonk on 07-21-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
97
Reviews:
48
Avg:
3.51
pDev:
12.25%
 
 
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0
Gots:
7
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Ratings: 97 |  Reviews: 48
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4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of BeardedBoffin
4.21/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Lost arrow pours a dark caramel color with a tower cap of foam. The color thins toward the edges to classic brown ale. The aroma is a great mixture of chocolate, espresso, wet malt, caramel, hard candy, and earthy the hops. The aroma is inviting and draws the imbiber in. Medium bodied, smooth and contiguous. The flavor doesn't quite live up to the hype of the aroma, but is still quite enjoyable. Cocoa and just a touch of bitterness leave the palate dry. Overall a nice beer.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.1/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First pour from a freshly-tapped keg.
Beautiful brown in color, murky, and with a bit of rolling, cascading action, though this is no nitr-tap. Head is a tight tan ring.
Aroma is very nice, great gobs of cocoa filling the nose, just a dab of bittersweet espresso, warm and inviting.
Aromatic experiences are revisited in the taste. Chocolate sensations flood the mouth, rich and well-rounded. Full-bodied,with a nice, softly lingering finish. No bitterness, although I like that in my porters sometimes, this is smoothness itself. Very easy-drinking and approachable, but not shy on taste, either.
Good job, here, I think I'll be getting very well-acquainted with this one.

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Photo of natasharai
4.09/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured with 1cm of off white bubbly head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing. The beer is much lighter in color than I expected, it is a clear brown color that lets plenty of light through.

Smell: This is interesting, kind of fruity, like berries. Also a lot of malty and coffee smell. This beer smells pretty sweet.

Taste: Up front a lot of sweet coffee and malt taste. Then it moves to a fruity berry taste. Leaves the mouth with a bitter coffee flavor.

Mouthfeel: Pretty light for a porter, nice amount of carbonation. Not much alcohol tingle.

Overall: Very good, not what I expected but very interesting. This beer has a nice combination of fruity notes and coffee, it is sweet but not overwhelming. Pretty easy to drink as well.

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4.04/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of pat61
4.02/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours brilliant dark brown under a 2” finely bubbled, lightly tan tinted white head that produces good lace. You can see ruby highlights when holding the beer up to a bright light. Dark grain aromas greet the nose with some spice and a hint of cocoa. There are no dark roast or burnt aromas. A very creamy palate features a very mild roastiness, a mild nuttiness with some biscuit, mild chocolate and grainy malt. Just enough hop bitterness balances the malt sugars and gives the beer a light bitter chocolate flavor but there are no big burnt or hop flavors. Medium body with above average carbonation. Sessionable.

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4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of Arenbeer
4/5  rDev +14%
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!

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4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of TS057
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of zeledonia
4/5  rDev +14%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of dfried
3.98/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Java J's. Pretty dark body with some brown and ruby highlights, thin cream colored cap for a head. Sweet and chocolaty aroma, coco powder, caramel, some coffee notes, with just a little hop presence. More of the same in the taste, sweet almost to the point of cloying but not quite, chocolate and caramel with together with a touch of nutty flavor that reminded me of a candy bar. Hops leave a subtle herbal flavor. Some fruity notes show up in the aftertaste, apple, pear, and plum. Quite light bodied for a porter, and a sliky, milky smooth mouthfeel make it very drinkable.

Overall: nothing wrong with this one, light drinkable porter, but if they have Bubble Jack IPA where they have this one, I would get the Bubble Jack about every time.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
3.97/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sampled last night on 3/15/15 while grilling on the upper patio deck. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a snifter glass.

Brew pours a very deep mahogany in color with about a half finger foamy beige head. A decent amount of lacing is seen when sipped. The aroma is of dark roasted malts with a hint of cocoa powder. The taste has a bit more going on as there is some biscuit also. Easy to drink with no harsh or bitter aftertaste. Slightly less bodied than other porters but tasty. Lighter to medium-bodied with perfect carbonation. Overall it was decent.

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3.91/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a turgid, cola-brown in color with a dark tan head and minimal lacing. Roasted malts, espresso, and a touch of yeast on the nose, with very minimal ("no") hop presence. Lactic tang on the first sip is prominent, and along with an initial plummy sweetness gives me the impression that the brewer intended a nod in the direction of the sweet stout style. Light-bodied and very easy drinking, with a creamy smooth mouthfeel. Minimal alcohol presence - feels smaller than ins 5%. Hop and malt bitterness evident in the aromatic qualities mid-sip, along with a touch of granny smith. More roasted malts toward the end of the palate along with a dry finish. Light and a touch thin for the style, Lost Arrow rides on its roasted and dark malts, creamy texture, and the part lactic/part nut brown tang, and mostly it rides quite well. My favorite of Rush River’s year-round offerings, even though it bucks style a bit. On-tap at Stub and Herb's.

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Photo of NilocRellim
3.9/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

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Photo of AdmiralDiaz
3.89/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle to pint glass.

A: Pours a dark brown with amber-brown edges. Small one-finger light brown head with poor retention and no lacing.

S: Nice malt/hoppy balance, very interesting scent for a porter with semi-fruity scents mostly berries with some earth notes.

T: Malts up front with berry flavors turning into a hoppy finish with notes of coffee and some earth flavor with not much bitterness. Very interesting.

Overall: It's an alright porter that is well balanced and very drinkable porter. Worth trying for sure.

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Photo of ForWhatAlesYou
3.82/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

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3.78/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

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Photo of tconboy
3.76/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Ri0
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Cramerican
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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Lost Arrow Porter from Rush River Brewing Company
3.51 out of 5 based on 97 ratings.
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