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RATINGS: 1380   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2005
Nice and dark. Lots of chocolate, coffee and malt going on. There is a hint of hops which blends in well. A very nice drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - APR 25, 2005
(on bottle) being this a porter, I have to argue the fact that IO thought it was a Stout: "I thought this beer to be more like a stout". That said, I liked it a lot; pitch black, witch small beige head. Comes out with a kind of soft nose, vanilla, roast, toffee and comes in with a lot of burnt caracter. becomes a little to tart after half a drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
agl108 (1049) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2005 12 oz. bottle. Pours black with a thin head without much staying power. Aroma is of coffee and chocolate. Perfect level of carbonation on the tongue. Flavor is roasty. Overall, pretty nice beer even though I’m not a big fan of porters.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2005
rich chocolate aroma with just a tad bit of hops. deep brown opaque color, head was a little thin, a brown layer that evaporated quickly. medium to full bodied mouthfeel, with a burnt flavor coming in early and chocolates smoothing out into the end. almost no bitterness on the tail, making the end very smooth and clean tasting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - APR 17, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2006 Bottle from Lou18. Very nice! Pours with a deep black color and a beautiful brown head. Great lacing. Aroma is full of chocolate and coffee. Medium bodied and smooth. Pleasant chocolate flavors and a nice hoppy finish. Well done!8/4/8/4/16<P> Bottle from Santa consumed Dec. ’06. Black colored with a light brown/beige head. Nice lacing. Aroma is roasty and chocolatey, fairly pleasing. Medium bodied, smooth carbonation. Chocolate flavors with a bit of acrid roasted malt that is a bit over done. Lingering bitterness, seemingly from the malt. Really a pretty decent porter but I’m knocking it down a few points from the previous rating. Irrational exuberance?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MolsonMan (58) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2005
Aroma of coffee, and alcohol. Pours black with a brow head. Taste of chocolate and coffee. Cannot detect the alchol in the palate. The perfect night cap.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rballs01 (282) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2007 Definitly a Robust Porter. Roasted and toasted malt. A mouthful of flavor with a dry bitter finish. Great for dessert or on a cold night.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2005 Dark brown pour with an off white head. The aroma is dominated by coffee beans and also has mocha and hops. Solid but not real complex. The taste is kind of like the IPA but with coffee and mocha added to it. This is very hoppy for a Porter which is interesting. There is some roast in the flavor resembling coffee beans. It works effectively here. This is a fine Porter that I can’t wait to try again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2005
Dark, translucent, reddish-brown body with a tan head. Hoppy aroma with some interesting fruitiness. Very plummy with some light roast. More roast emerges in the flavor. Tastes like burnt plums and C-hops. Nice assertive bitterness. Medium-full body. Very enjoyable and distinct. Thanks Eric.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bsawatzky (153) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2005 an excellent porter. stong on the coffee flavor and smell. nice and thick. not super complex though.

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