Hub City Olde Browne Porter

Formerly brewed at Hub City Brewing
Style: Porter
Stanley, Iowa USA


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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
This was formerly sold as Brown Ale, now (finally) repackaged as Olde Browne Porter. Our Olde Browne Porter may exhibit hints of nut, toffee, chocolate and coffee.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Had bottle as part of a variety pack. Poured to a very dark brown with medium-thick tan head that lingered to mid glass and left okay lacing. Nose was a malty mix of chocolate, toffee, coffee, some roasted nuts and a hint of dark fruit. Mouthfeel was medium bodied and somewhat sweet, though not overdone. Taste accentuated the malty scents of the nose and the finish was long lasting with a pleasant after taste. My first beer from Hub City was definitely an enjoyable experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (5865) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 24, 2016
Dark brown color with a moderate sized, tan colored head. Sweet aromas with caramelized dark toasted malt and dark brown sugar. Hints of fruit in the background. Fairly smooth feel, but it seems to thin out in the finish. Lightly sweet in the front. Dry, and only slightly bitter in the middle. Finish is dry with a bit of ash. Linger has some dark chocolate. 6/10

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jkwalking05 (4672) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Brown in color with a small off-white head. Aroma is of roasted malts and a hint of vinegar. Taste is of roasted malts, vinegar, brown sugar and cocoa powder.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (13874) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Bottle poured a clear dark brown with as lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of Tootsie roll, carmel and earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of tootsie roll, carmel and earthiness with a smooth dry lingering carmel finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheAlum (7051) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2010
Bottle shared at Flossmoor tapping (Flossmoor, IL). Pours a roasty brown with reddish edges, a bit lighter, small frothy khaki head as a film, minimal lacing. Aromas are mellow brown malts, toffee, faint cocoa. A touch of spice, booziness. Initial is thin bodied, cherry spritzy qualities, a thin body, light booziness and faint brown malts, smoke. Moves into lightly sweet malts, a bit vague, touch of bitterness. Man, Hub City, step it up. More cocoa worksa its way in, rich caramel, cake, takes on more dimension, but still very thin and a bit sweet overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 28, 2010
Bottle. A Dark mahogany brown with a large, thick, frothy, tan head. Good retention that settles into a nice layer of foamy lace. S Good amount of roasted malt with a strong dark chocolate aroma that gives way to a bit more of a milk chocolate aroma. Hints of dark, tart fruit and some nuttiness. Very slight smokiness. T Similar to the nose. Roasted malt, including some oat are pretty strong. Dark chocolate and nuttiness make up a strong amount of the flavor. The tart dark fruit flavors are a bit stronger than the aroma, especially after it warms up a bit. M - Lighter side of medium body with a fair amount of carbonation (a bit less than typical for the style). Drying finish. D - Fairly drinkable, but a little dry and lacks a bit of creaminess, and it is a little on the bitter side as well. Not exactly a great example of the style, but pretty tasty. Notes: Decent tasting beer and probably my favorite, along with the Oatmeal Stout, from this brewery. Tasty with a good amount of dark and roasted flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - JUL 23, 2010
Bottle. Poured a dark brown color with a small tan head. Aroma was burnt malts and coffee. Flavor was chocolate and roasted malts. Thin body and mouthfeel. Decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hank1980 (966) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUL 8, 2010
Bottle. Poured dark brown with a relatively small tan head, light lace. Aroma of sweet and roasted malt, coffee, nut. Taste is mildly roasty mix of coffee & chocolate, nut, light toasted malt. Mouth is relatively light for style, though not overly watery. Overall, a decent brew. Something I would drink from time to time if available in Georgia.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
drpimento (3278) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 29, 2010
Maybe this one is just starting to turn. Not too bad, but just a bit of sour tang in the middle of the tongue half way thru. Poured with a decent tan head and a little lace. Color is an opaque brown black. Aroma is like classic sweet stout. Flavor is good up front then, the bite and ends with a strange chemical sweetness to match up to the roast. Ok body and carbonation. Finish isnt bad except for those off qualities that skew the whole thing wrong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (5911) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 16, 2010
12z bottle. Opaque black, with some stained-glass red edges. Thin, oily beige head. Sweet chocolate syrup aroma. Lots of chocolate taste, with a little sandy roasty touch. Mild and watery as per the Hub City way, this is the best beer Ive had by them, one Id gladly revisit. True to the description, there is a lot going on. Deep coffee, chocolate, nuttiness, and loads of caramel and toffee. A pretty nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
travita (4924) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2010
Bottle thanks to jkwalking05. The look is clear, brown in color, and not too much head. The smell is malts, coffee, slight chocolate, and roasty. The taste is sweet, slight tartness, roast, malts, and slightly infected.

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