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Brewed by Riverside Brewing Company Sydney
Style: Porter
Parramatta, NSW, Australia

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This dark, mahogany coloured ale was a favourite with the workers in 19th century London.
Our Porter is well balanced between malt and hops with subtle notes of chocolate and coffee resulting in a smooth and very drinkable dark beer.
Eighty Eight Robust Porter is unfi­ltered and bottle conditioned for maximum taste and enjoyment.


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
highlandlad (1417) - Blue Mountains, - MAY 26, 2014
Smooth, well-made robust porter ticks all the boxes. Would rate this higher if Ratebeer favoured a to-style approach, rather than its happily anarchic hedonistic scale. Standard appearance with a stunted head. Subdued aroma of milky coffee, Milo, bath grout, faint whiff of nail varnish/acetone but not enough to spoil the experience. Lovely rounded flavours of dark chocolate, toffee, licorice root and umami. Anything it loses in appearance with the underdone head it makes up with a silky, mildly-carbonated body. Really nice. (330ml bottle from Leura Cellars.)


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StevieT (638) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2014
On tap at The Archive. Pours thick and dark with a tightly bubbled tan head, laces well, smooth with strong chocolate running through the roasted flavours. Mild coffee on the aftertaste, I liked it a lot.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Malrider69 (42) - Central Coast, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2014
An excellent example of porter with malt and hops complimenting each other. Tastes of caramel, chocolate and coffee.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KeefOz (940) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2014
Draught at Archive Beer Boutique, Brisbane. Poured an opaque black with a wide mahogany edge tint. Light tan bubbles as a collar that laced poorly as film on the glass. Aroma of sweet coffee, condensed milk, and with a hint of roasted malts. Taste roasted up front with milk chocolate and a somewhat tangy/spicy hops bitterness. Light to medium body, light for a porter and lighter than I was expecting. Smooth, creamy with a very slight tangy bitterness on the finish. OK.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3279) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2014
Block tan head dark pour medium carbonation aromas malt chocolate roast coffee dark fruits vanilla the flavours liquorice roast coffee dark chocolate vanilla dried fruits caramel medium carbonation crisp touches good going down the finish fairly good porter all the good notes of malt and bitter fruit tastes very likeable

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ShaneJ (541) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle from Beer Cartel. Darkest brown, slightly milky appearance, earthy/mushroomy aroma, roasty chocolate, coffee, quite dry, light body, thin texture, medium bitterness. Not Riverside’s best.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dervock (501) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - OCT 2, 2013
Bottle - pours black with a tan head. Roast malt and Some chocolate aroma. Roast malt taste, finishing dry and slightly astringent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
maneliquor (3156) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 5, 2013
Bottle cheers to Owen. Very robust and chocolate driven. Cocoa like with heavy driven mocha undertones. very solid and quite quaffable stuff. Nice

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (7934) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2013
Draught, part of a tasting paddle, at Union Hotel in Newtown, Sydney, on July 11, 2013.
Clear very dark reddish brown to black color, light brown head. Roasted, a bit salty taste. Mineraql, salty aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Sweet, cocoa, malty, lactic scent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brenhophead (569) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2013
330mL bottle. Pours jet black with a very small mocha head and a lightly charred toffee aroma. Flavour is dominated by treacle/charred toffee as well as a light espresso coffee. If you like a traditional porter this is for you although if you prefer something a little out of left field this might not be for you.


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