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RATINGS: 256   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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An English-style Robust Porter – Dark Brown in color with a ruby hue – Chocolate and sweet toffee aroma – Firm unsweetened chocolate flavor with moderate notes of caramel and toffee, an herbal hop bitterness up front and a slight note of espresso in the finish.


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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8444) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Tap at Southern Rail. Pours a deep ruby looking black. Thin layer of coffee foam. Nose is rich malted milk balls, milk chocolate. Moves to puppy breath. Taste is tangy, lemon tea. Pretty thin with some soil/earth grittiness. Pretty average overall. Soil grittiness and lemon tea character unwanted. My rating: 3.2. Fiancé rating: 3.7. She says a bit chalky on finish and coffee forward. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1313) - - SEP 12, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 5-27-13- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance-The beer pours a nice deep brown color with a small rocky brown head that was present upon pouring. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a light level of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell- The aroma was rather heavy of dark roasted malt and aromas of chocolate malt. There are undertones of coffee as well as a light sweetness of caramel and vanilla Taste - The taste begins with a big roasted malt flavor with lots of chocolate tones upfront. Caramel and toffee flavors mingle with these soon after the start, sweetening the taste very lightly. These taste mingle until the end to where they are joined by a roasted coffee and a bit of earthiness. In the end, these new flavors bitter the taste more, with the mix of flavors overall leaving a roasted and bitter chocolate flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel –The body of the brew was on the slightly thinner side for a porter with a carbonation level that was light. The thinner carbonation was great for all the roasted flavors and made for a smooth drinker, although the thin body took away from these slightly and may have been better accentuated by a thicker body. Overall- A decent porter overall. It had a good level of roasted chocolate and dark malt flavors with a nice bitter bite at the end. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
keith0718 (374) - Kansas, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Robust coffee and chocolate flavor. Dry. Very dry...chalky aftertaste. Needs some sweetness to support the coffee/chocolate and combat the chalk.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3250) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 6, 2014
12 oz bottle. It pours very dark brown with a nice tan head. The aroma is pretty rich with cocoa, coffee and hard roasted malt. The flavor is intense with bitter dark chocolate, toast and coffee. It has a balanced bitter, roasted finish. Rich, full body with a touch of English yeast character to go with the strong American malt and hop profile. Really enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 4, 2014
Where and how: bottle 355 ml gift
Aroma frontal chocolate, mild ash with nice depth to it. Nicely blended hop character.
Appearance :
Top: lighter yet lasting beige cap.
Base: dark brown.
Palate : dry up front, softer mid with again dry finish.
Taste: ash, chocolate, burnt wood, pit, licorice.
other notes solid.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (1947) - Silver Spring, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Poured from 12 oz. bottle. Opaque with a fringe of light creeping through the edges, dark brown with a 2-finger tan head and excellent lacing. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, nuts and toffee. Taste of chocolate, coffee, nuts, roasted malt and toffee. Medium body and medium/high carbonation. Very nice porter with a good blend of flavors and an aroma to match. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (957) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle shared by a pretty chill dude. Pours an opaque dark brown with tan head. Really nice porter with all the tasty elements: roasted malts, coffee, and chocolate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weathers (2) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 29, 2014 does not count
On tap at Sedona Taphouse, Midlothian, Va. Craft-brewed example of Robust Porter. Color: Dark brown, almost black; opaque. Appearance: Medium-sized, long-lasting tan head; very good lacing. Aroma: Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, toffee. Flavor: Hop-forward bitterness, chocolate, caramel, toffee; Some malty background. Texture: Light-medium body, somewhat watery, medium carbonation. Finish: Bitter and dry for a Porter, with moderately lingering coffee aftertaste. Summary: A very sessionable beer in spite of the ABV and an IBU worthy of a Pilsner.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Goodgrief (1792) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUL 20, 2014
On tap at Carolina Ale House Durham. Dark pour, smallish head but some good lacing. Nutty aroma. Roasted flavor with some mild cocoa notes. Minimal sweetness. Just ok.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sharkguy (5) - Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2014 does not count
Dark opaque brown with ruby highlits. Small off tan head with little bubbles. Aroma is hard to judge due to wind. Coffee tast with hints of dark chocolate, slight bitterness to balance the sweetness. Very smooth with a full body and creamy mouthfeel. Excellent beer

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
gsmitty80 (1794) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Pretty decent porter and i think it was my favorite of the lot that i had over Christmas.


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