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Saint Arnold Icon Blue - Brown Porter

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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Our Brown Porter is a dark, silky medium bodied ale with rich chocolate malt notes. We used English malt and hops and our Saint Arnold yeast that came from a brewery in England. This beer pours a dark brown color with ruby/garnet highlights and an off white to light tan head. The aroma is predominantly chocolate. Overall, our Brown Porter is a very sessionable, medium bodied beer with lots of chocolate and roast flavor.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RasmusOtt (1255) - Aalborg, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2014
Great little extra from Theydon_Bois - Thanks! Pours dark brown with a beige head. The aroma has lots of chocolate notes, lightly roasted malts, sweet nuts and some caramel. The taste is sweet and slightly bitter with notes of lightly roasted malts, nuts, chocolate and some weak caramel.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vestergaard (452) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle, 35 cl. Pours dark reddish brown with a small, off white head. Aroma has lots of chocolate malts. Slight roasty, nuts and lots of malty aromas.. Taste is pretty boring with some roasted malts and a bit of chocolate. Not .. too exiting. Fine, but not particularly exiting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Klimaet (296) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a thin light brown head. Aromas some chocolate, light tobacco, roasted malt, dark fruits. Taste is very malty, some chocolate, yeast, some tobacco, slight smoke, some coffee beans.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JDBaker11058 (1359) - Maryland, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Appearance: dark amber, reddish highlights when backlit, short bubbly tan head quickly vanishes, no lacing. Aroma: nose is nice--tootsie roll, candied nuts, a hint of molasses and brown sugar. Taste: cocoa, toasted hazelnuts, light brown sugar, hint of root beer. Finish: lingering, slightly toasty nut flavors and cola; palate was light and prickly. Notes: Hated the bottle. Dark blue printing on black paper--dang near illegible. Contents were far superior to the label. Didn’t feel much like a porter, but rather an exceptional brown ale. So, rating for the actual experience rather than adherence to the style. Bottle purchased at Buddy’s (drive-thru) Beer Barn in El Paso, Texas, in October 2014. See here that this is retired. If so, that’s an old bottle; this is not surprising given the provenance. It held up well either way.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (14104) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2014
Bottle @ Hotel Borefts 14. Thanks Christian. Pours amber with a creamy head. Nuts, fruit and caramel. Medium bodied. Very pleasant.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rmorris007 (50) - - SEP 30, 2014
I normally am good about drinking my beers before they go bad. So I don’t have much to say about this one... might have to give it another shot

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (4297) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2014
Sampled bottle @ Borefts Hotel room. Thank you Dedollewaitor / Mads! Fell asleep during some part of this tasting as usual. Blackish brown, little tanned head. Chocolate, lots of mocha, bitter roast; Lots of bitter roast, mocha, liquorish, chocolate, lightly grainy taste, some UK taste. Grainy body. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle @ RBESG Grand Tasting. Pours a brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate flavor with hints of caramel. Has a roasted malty caramel and chocolate finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (11454) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2014
RBESG 2014 in London, grand tasting. Black beer with a brownish head. Roasted chocolate aroma, caramel, earthy notes, hay, leather, some cocoa. Roasted chocolate flavor, leather, earthy notes, some tar.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlackerMads (1701) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle. Clear brown with a medium sized tan head. Nutty, light toffee, grain, earthy, wood, cocoa. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation, medium sweet and bitter, light acidic. Long wood/cocoa finish.


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