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RATINGS: 1381   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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thornecb (5503) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 19, 2006
Pours deep black into a snifter. Mocha micro head leaves lacing as it recedes. Deep espresso and chocolate aromas. Upfront crispness with a cream chocolate middle and a lasting coffee hop finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - SEP 10, 2006
Bottle (courtesy of NachlamSie). This looks remarkably like maple syrup when pouring, with a small brown head. The aroma is sweet and chocolatey with hints of vanilla and roasted barley. The flavor is much roastier than I was expecting, reminding me a bit of a stout. But there’s some dark chocolate, vanilla, and some noble hops to counter it. It mixes into a taste not unlike a cappuccino, but more bitter. The finish is woody and pleasant. I enjoy this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skoisirius (1908) - Earth, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2006
12 oz bottle into an English Pint (thanks to acertain!!!). The Smuttyness pours a rich and silkly looking dark blackish color with an extremely thin amberish tan head that quickly retreats. The aroma brings out a hugely dark and robust roasted cocoay coffee (more on the cocoa side) nose. Amazing aroma!! The flavor is also very toasted bringing out a silky texture on the tongue at first with the tastes of roasted chocolate and malts. It progresses slowly into a more coffee hopped finish, where the roasted coffee lingers on the palate for a bit. Has a small lean towards a stout. A seriously solid porter. Would drink this over and over again!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aracauna (3501) - Georgia, USA - SEP 6, 2006
This one really hit the spot. Dark, dark brown with a respectable head. The aroma is rich cocoa maltiness and slightly overdone toast. The flavor is satisfying chocolatey with a nice hoppy finish. A touch of cappuccino in there as well. I really dug this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - SEP 3, 2006
via trade with Ty5592 - Pours a black color with a good size tan head. Lots of nice lacing as the head settles. Has a sweet chocolate, coffee aroma. Flavor is also chocolate and coffee. The bitterness really comes through. Has a thin palate, otherwise this beer would make a nice Imp stout. Leaves a roasted aftertaste. Thin to medium body. A very good beer. Thanks TY.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jefcon (1642) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2006
Very dark in the glass -- very porter-looking. Generous aromas of chocolate, malt and robust grains. Rich malt and very chocolaty without giving too much away. Medium body is a bit thin for the substantial flavors. Long finish is a nice reminder of the great beer you just sipped! (Didn’t get the alcohol or bitterness of other tasters.)

   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

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