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RATINGS: 1384   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2007 WOW!, dark inky body with a deep chocolate head, rich malty, complex - slightly bitter and very malty. finish rich and with a grainy mouthfeel. great sipping beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 25, 2006
Pours an opaque dark brown color with a large creamy brown head. Fantastic lacing. Rich roasted coffee aroma along with hints of dark chocolate. Incredibly mouth-watering. Absolutely delicious. Creamy chocolate flavors on top of a bitter dark roast coffee taste. Incredibly smooth and creamy mouthfeel. A truly elite porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2006
Thanks to Walt for this. Now I really like their brews and this is no exception to the rule.Hearty smokey coffee flavor with some roasty bitterness on the tongue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2006
Rich mahogany under a thick light brown head with good lacing. Lots of coffee and chocolate on the nose. Very nice balance of roasted malt, caramel, coffee and bittersweet chocolate with a pleasant and aggressive - for a porter - hop presence. Moderately creamy mouthfeel with just the right amount of carbonation and a flavorful, crisp finish. This porter reminded me of Avery’s New World Porter but with a somewhat more restrained hop profile. Nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (9594) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2012 First rating, entered on RB on 7/14/2006
Sampled from 12 fl oz bottle courtesy of Marsiblursi.
Very dark brown color, beige-brown head. Chocolate sweet and raissin scent. Dry mouthfeel with initial "too strong instant coffee" taste. Sweet turning to dark chocolate aftertaste. A bit thin body.

Draught at Rattle ’N’ Hum, NYC, on January 30, 2012
Clear very deep dark red color, light brown head. sweet, coffee, roasted taste. Dry, coffee aftertaste. Spritzy (used to say "Moussy") mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Dry coffee scent.

12 fl oz bottle at Rotary Pub, Göteborg, sampled on October 26, 2012.
Black color, light brown head. Sweet, cocoa, chocolate scent. Hoppy, bitter, cocoa taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rickgordon (3853) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2006
[Bottled] Almost black colour. Brown head. A sharp licorice aroma is tucked in a tone of dark chocolate. Very robust. Thin-ish mouthfeel. Initially there is instant coffee in flavour, then all leads to a yummy dry cocoa ending. Not all complex but very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2006
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a medium creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and dark chocolate. Flavor of toasted malt, chocolate, and light coffee with a smooth, creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dubbercody (213) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2006 Really fantastic porter, it’s a brew that is complex in it’s taste and easy to drink. Excellent smell of malt, caramel and chocolate. Nice smooth finish and a wonderful beer to drink, even when it’s not cool outside.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DarkMagus (504) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 8, 2006
Poured a dark black with ruby highlights. Creamy, frothy head which dissapated fairly rapidly but left behind some gentle lacing on the glass and on the surface of the brew. Deep malty, roasted grain aroma. Flavors similar to aroma: roasted grains, malt, wheat, a hint of nuttiness, and a mild hoppiness. A real "serious" porter...Smuttynose always pulls through with excellent brews.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MacDaddyOJake (274) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2006
Wonderful brew. Dark black body with a small tan-colored head. Aroma was not complex, but gave hints of a wonderfully roasty and malty experience. Taste was very malty and rich. Burnt notes, strong flavoring and a small hoppy twang in the finish. As it warmed, there were some earthy notes to it. Very unique, and definitely the break-out porter that I was looking for on the particular day. This one will stay in regular rotation in my refrigerator, especially in the winter.

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