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RATINGS: 1379   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElPresidente1984 (173) - Maine, USA - APR 23, 2006
(let this one warm up) dark, with medium tan head. aroma is powerfull, a very nicely balanced, floral hops and roasted malts. taste is certainly robust. roasted malts, toffee, mocha, bitter chocolate, and currant berrys. this was really good. packs a punch in the flavor and aroma department. definatly lives up to its name.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 21, 2006
12oz. bottle. Nearly opaque ruby-brown with a thin film of dark brown head. Muted roastiness and a sweet chocolate aroma. Faint roast complements bittersweet chocolate flavors. Finish has residual chocolate and some astringent hoppiness. Mouthfeel is light medium, somewhat dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerdedone (3215) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2006
UPDATED: APR 27, 2006 Bottle sampled beer night at my house with Stegosaurus. Pours dark colored. aroma of roast, caramel, and coffee. Flavor is smooth, roast, coffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - APR 19, 2006
(Bottle (brewed 2/06) from <A HREF=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/massachusetts/w target=blank>Julio’s Liquors) Pours thick and very, very dark brown. About 3 in. of tan head. Aroma actually pretty light: quite a bit of hops, some coffee, tiny bit of chocolate. Some spotty, weepy lacing. Has a rich, thick mouthfeel. Flavor is fairly dominated by the hops, but not the bittering hops, more of the aromatic hops contributing to the taste. This also gives it a grassiness which carries through the finish. Otherwise there is mostly bitter coffee. This seems like a quality beer in every aspect except somehow got overloaded with the wrong kind of hop contributing to an off-flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2006
(03.26.06) Stout/porter sampling with Scott, Tony and Walt at DiCarlo’s, Mundelein, IL. 12 oz brown bottle as gift from Thaichile. 5.7% ABV. Poured black with large long-lasting tan head. No discernable carbonation. Roasted malt in the nose. Medium bodied porter that starts with light malt sweetness and coffee/roasted malt flavors. Finishes dry with light roasted malt and bitterness fade. Flavorful and well-balanced, this is a very enjoyable porter that wins best of show in our six porter/stout sampling. Thanks Thaichile!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
skibumphishead (259) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2006
12oz bottle. This one is smokey, nutty, and bitter. The tan head is clinging to the sides of the pint glass till the end. The finish is dry and nutty. This my favorite New England brewery... I should check out the brewery sometime.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zug4abby (287) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 11, 2006
Thanks Hairofthedog! Pours a clear, blackish color with a very small head and just a little bit of lacing. Aroma is rich and smoky with hints of roastiness. Flavor is roasty and smoky with a slight nut hint at the end. Slight bubbly and very light on the palate. Very enjoyable porter IMO.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - APR 10, 2006
Pours a black with some hints of red when held to the light. Head is average size, foamy and tan. Left some great lacing on the glass and sustained. Aroma of cocoa, coffee, caramel with a nice roasted malty sweetness. Flavors were very similar with some light bitterness as I would expect from a good porter. Flavor slightly more complex than aroma, but both were very solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 4, 2006
Bottle. Pours black with brown head. Rich aroma of roast coffee and cocoa. Fairly balanced blend bitter chocolate, coffee, oats, with emphasis on roastiness. Pleasant and full lingering bitter finish. I usually do not like too much roasted flavors in my porters, but this one was nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - APR 3, 2006
Fantastic grape malt, cherry chocolate aroma, wonderful, chocolately fruity, and roasted coffee bitterness,body was a touch thin,but this is one of the best porters I have had in a while really rivals my favorite E. Fitzgerald

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