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RATINGS: 1366   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2004
Fully black color, below a rich, tan, though woefully brief, head. Aroma is strong and powerful, rich with notes of cocoa, coffee, and butternut. Slightly oily texture, but with plenty of grit. Full body, sweet, strong, substantial, with a tasty acidity and tang. Small bitterness, and solid malt. Sweet and bitter at once. Roasty, toasty, and above all, tasty. A little syrupy toward the end, but that didn’t spoil my enjoyment of this fine porter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDIPSO (5312) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2006 Near black with a glimpse of ruby when held to the light. Moderate light tan head. Roasted malts and coffee, along with a hint of dark cocoa in the aroma. Thicker, near oily feel. Sweet malt flavor start, intermixed with roasted malts, dark chocolate and coffee. Like a fresh, rich chocolate chip cookie. When it warms the hops do come out a bit heavy, but the malts are still in play and help hold it together to the end. Thanks for the brew DocLock. Spell correct rerate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8962) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 14, 2004
OBF 2004. Rich coffee nose, some milk, creamy cherries and a little scotch. Rich roasted malts and some burnt cherries in the flavor, lots of wood with some charred wood in the finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BigSwillin (3) - New Hampshire, USA - AUG 6, 2004 does not count
Full bodied and full of flavor- top notch porter. Toss up between this beer and the Scotch Ale from Smuttynose as to which is my favorite.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5350) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 5, 2004
Eclipse brown color. Medium sized white head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malts and vanilla. A medium to full bodied porter. Malts are roasted, chocolate, coffee and vanilla. Hops are fairly aggressive and grapefruity. A big, bold, hoppy porter. There are also flavors of bittersweet chocolate and raisins as well. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2004
Visually appealing with a black body and foamy tan head. Aroma was subdued. Some chocolate, prunes, toffee, roasted coffee. Medium body, on the watery side, slight carbonation. Flavor was bitter chocolate and coffee with some prune/raisin/plum notes. Thanks, Jeff, for the trade.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 31, 2004
dark brown with a big tan head, this porter has a nice body. good roastiness with a rich flavor. Complex, yet drinkable. This is a well done beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snowtiger (106) - Brighton, Colorado, USA - JUL 28, 2004
Dark brown with a big tan head. Aroma is dominated my roast and coffee. Taste is agian roasty, chocolatey, smokey, and bitter. Lots of complexity going on here. Finishes malty and bitter. A little too roasty for me for a porter, but still a very drinkable beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 25, 2004
Dark brown and full-bodied. Richly flavored with coffee, chocolate and very smokey. A very nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2004
Dark brown and thick. Lots of malty flavors with some wood-smoke, chocolate and others. Finishes clean and dry. Very nice.


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