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RATINGS: 1375   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
Our most award-winning beer, Robust Porter honors the dark, full-bodied ales that were a favorite of dockworkers and warehousemen (hence the name “Porter”) in 19th century London, where the style originated.
It’s a good bet that when Dickens’ Mr. Pickwick sat down for a pint, his beer would have been very similar to our Robust Porter. This smooth, deceptively drinkable beer features an assertive hop profile which accentuates signature flavors of coffee and dark chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 30, 2006
Unusual mineral taste, high carbonation, light body, mocha, cocoa, dry for porter. High carbonation porters even with a light body are a bit unsettling after even a small meal. Nice for the right moment though. Why is this ranked so high?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kheldar (9) - USA - AUG 14, 2006 does not count
12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass. Tall tan head, nice lacing, and a strong roasted coffee aroma. Tastes similar—less potent than a stout and smoother mouthfeel, low bitterness, roasted and malty, almost like coffee, smoky. Pretty decent, couldn’t have many.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jordanartuso (26) - lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2006
i must say, this beer smells better than it tastes. pours black with small tan head that quickly disapeared. light carbonation. very roasted flavor, almost too much so. i think i would have liked this beer better if i enjoyed dark chocolate, because it’s very prominent in the taste. the finish is an unpleasant bitterness with a little alcohol bite.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
fcmag82 (3) - Alabama, USA - AUG 6, 2006 does not count
sort of a promising nose...Riesen candy...coffee, dark chocolate...interesting flavors, bitterness that I can no longer call cocoa at this point and the finish is reminiscent of having chewed a pack of Marlboros

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jzzbassman (1578) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2006
Bottle courtesy of Rudolf: Poured dark brown with runy highlights and a tan head. Coffee and chocolate with a roasted flavor that paired perfectly with a steak on the grill. One of the best of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (7150) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2006
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with an average size diminishing light-brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, lightly roasted malt and that’s pretty much it -- simple but pleasant. Flavour of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate and a roasty slighty bitter finish. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Nothing outstanding but still a pretty good, solid Porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2007 (Bottle, thanks to Thaichile) Pours brown to black with a small, light brown head. Rum raisin aroma with cocoa and coffeebeans. Robust smell. A bit of liquorice. Dark breadsyrup. Flavour brings dry coffee bitterness and cocoa. Dry with a rather small body. A bit roasted. Notes of minerals in the lack of body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2006
Pours black with a brwon head. Bready, chocolate roasted aroma. Lots of roasted malt in the flavor. Some bitterness from the hops in the backend but not much flavor from them. A solid porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2006
Enters the glass a viscous inky jet black. Produces a one inch thick and dense mocha colored head which sustains itself nicely throughout. Rich assertive aromas of dark semi-sweet chocolate, french roast coffee, roasted malts, fresh vanilla bean and faint charcoal. Mouthfeel is moderately full and creamy. Just the right level of carbonation. Fantastic flavors of dark chocolate, espresso, charred wood, anise, and vanilla cream are noted. Some mildly bitter hop contribution in the finish to balance it all out. A hearty, well done Porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jwdevalue (158) - Neptune, New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2006
Dark pour little head, great aroma, aftertaste not to my liking. Great to have one but couldn’t do a 6 pack. Not a big porter fan but like this one.

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