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RATINGS: 1370   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 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fightfire4beer (132) - Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2006
On tap. ark, dark brown with a thin off white head. Chocolate malt smell. coffee and vinegar taste. bitter at the end. Not my favorite style of beer but I can appreciate the complex effect on all my senses.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2006
Wow, one of the best selections I’ve tried from smuttynose. Recommended from my man at Colonial Spirits in Acton. Lets get to the beer. This beer pours a magnificent dark chocolate brown, and leaves a very thin tan lace that continues with the beer as you drink it. The smell is chocolate, caramel, coffee, dark fruit, and a piney leafy essence. As this beer hits the palate it hits you with a kick of espresso hopped chocolate bitterness and finishes with a smooth caramel fruit blast. This is one the best and most complex beers I’ve had from Smuttynose it is great and def recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
AdamSkillin (376) - High Bridge, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2008 When I first rated this beer, I felt that the hop bitterness overcompensated for the malt sweetness/body. I know my palate has changed, and maybe the beer has as well, but I can’t find fault with this beer as it currently stands. If I were to be executed, my last meal would be an appetizer of raw oysters, an entree of spicy hickory barbecued ribs, and dessert of some kind of dark chocolate. Each course would be served with this beer, or something damn similar!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreenDragon (219) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2006
Pours with a large tan head on a dark brown body. Strong aroma of roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Coffee flavor with an intense licorice bitterness at the end. Good body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2011 Bottle on 03/21/2011. Dark black body with a medium creamy tan head. Sweet roast, chocolate and dry caramel aroma. Sweet roast, chocolate, coffee and dry caramel flavor with a firm bitter finish. Medium body with moderate carbonation. - 7/5/7/4/15 - 3.8 01/21/2006: Pours a thick dark black color with a large creamy brown head that lasts a while. Roasted malt and chocolate aroma. Rich coffee flavor with chocolate and nutty tones. 7/5/8/3/16 - 3.9

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (12384) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2006
Deep dark black porter with a thin moka head. Sweet chocoalte malts and light hops in aroma. Sharp crisp chocolate malts with coffee notes, roasted and pleasant. Rich nuts and nice hops in finale. Rich and sharp. On tap at Clark’s Ale House, Summer 2005.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
altkencru (143) - USA - NOV 4, 2005
Great! I’ve heard some have had bad bottles of this. I’ve never had a bad one, so it remains a top of the line porter for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkgrenwel (604) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 23, 2005
Looks beautiful in the glass with a big brown head and rich brown body. Tastes like peanut butter and malt. Creamy texture. A bit sweet, but not too much. Nice dry roasty bitterness in the finish. A slight touch of alcohol. Really nice beer for the fall or winter. Just feels goo to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2005
Bottled. Pours black with a soft tan head. Aroma is roasted, malty, spicy. Taste is roasted dark malts and coffee

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 9, 2005
Very dark black pour, large dark tan frothy head. Lactic cocoa and pine Earthy sweet coffee taste. Very good qualities, though, a lot of the forefront had a piney quality that didn’t seem to fit.

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