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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VincentAnthony (39) - Massapequa, New York, USA - APR 16, 2016
Pours a very dark brown with beige head. Aroma is dark roasted coffee, dark chocolate, dark malts, dark fruit, hint of vanilla. Taste is dark chocolate, dark coffee, dark fruit, licorice, caramel and vanilla. Decent carbonation. Very tasty and very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Larry_Duffman (387) - - APR 4, 2016
I poured it from the bottle into a glass. It pours dark brown with a tan head and lacing. The label on the bottle is weird and almost made me not want to drink it. The aroma was coffee and chocolate. The taste was coffee, tobacco, smoke, and chocolate. The palate was smooth with the right amount of carbonation. This was a very nice porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thepatrickman (907) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 22, 2016
Too many bottles over too many years. This is as straightforwardly pleasant as it gets -- a top-notch porter that’s balanced, smooth, and chocolatey, and it’s also easy to find and inexpensive. What a beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DeliriumT (501) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 19, 2016
Very smooth for a "robust" porter. Missing some of those smoke and anise flavours you hope for in a robust, but it is definitely decadent and smooth ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (2573) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2016
Bottle from Secret Santa ’15, thanks John. Black pour with a light tan head. Notes of tobacco, milky chocolate, ashy, tar, medium roast and some light licorice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint (2379) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2016
Bottle from Norwich Tap House. Very dark brown with slight hints of light finding their way through. Light brown ring of head. Milk chocolate in the aroma, complemented by a light floral note. Taste starts sweet, then the bitterness kicks in. Not mouth-puckering but very intense a full. Vanilla and spruce in the aftertaste. Pretty damn good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brentv (658) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2016
I’m traveling again on business and found this one in a fine bottle shop in Decatur, GA. Pours black with almost no head and no lacing. Aroma is chocolate and dark malts. Taste is the same with a nice sweetness. Medium mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (3055) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2016
Pours black with a medium sized tan head. Aromas of roasted dark chocolate, roasted malts, lacto, roasted nuts, slight vanilla. Taste is a bit chocolatey with slight bitterness and a wel balanced sweetness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Very well balanced and just a great porter!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
edrja (2) - - FEB 20, 2016 does not count
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2016 Thick and creamy head. Very mellow nose that's brought out more with a heavier pour. Well balanced and mild. Good beer overall but I prefer much more flavor in my porters.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Freaky_tiki (1065) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2016
6-pack from the LCBO. This seems to be the The Winter of The Porter, judging by the shelf space in the Toronto liqour stores (stouts in some odd retreat). Not that I’m complaining. This porter is a pure beauty & serves as a high watermark for the style. Here’s the thing with this brew: the pure joy of the drinkability. It’s a smooth porter that’s studded with flavour. Smooth creamy coffee, hints of wild berries, solid hop presence & a somewhat salty soy sauce finish in the back of throat. I usually avoid 6-packs of the same beer but I’m glad I scooped this up. Recommended. Oh jeez look its my 900th rating. Lord help me. Lord help us all.

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