KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2013 12 oz Bottle. The pour was a deep dark brown, almost black with an average (1-2 finger) frothy light brown head that reduced down to a thin puddled film, which lasted throughout and had some really excellent streaky lacing.
The aroma was of burnt chocolate malts and a strong leathery yeast with notes of dark roasted coffee, molasses, dark bitter chocolate and a mild smokiness.
The taste was mildly bitter-sweet and very malty with a bold chocolate note in the beginning, and then became a little more on the bitter side with a strong dose of coffee towards the finish. The flavor lasted a good long while following the swallow with a nice roasty coffee taste settling in on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was full in body and rather creamy yet slightly dry in texture with an mild carbonation.
Overall I found this brew to be very Robust just as the name insinuates, and rather flavorful with a nice roasty characteristic. The mocha espresso taste made it very drinkable and quite enjoyable to sip on. This is a beer that most definitely does justice to the style...
Scotty001 (61) - Portlethen, SCOTLAND - MAY 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Virtually black with a fudgy beige head. Toffee, coffee and chocolate. Medium body, flavour as the aroma, quite a roasted bitterness.
OnTheTrail (53) - Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not my favorite porter, but still a very enjoyable beer. Good aroma. Tasty beer. Pleasing mouthfeel.
rumproasts (3762) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Deep brown with small head. Very solid porter. Huge roasted malt. Chocolate and mild hop bitterness. Textbook example of the style.
arn8897 (123) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aromas of coffee and chocolate with a little smokiness. Taste the same as aroma. Medium mouth feel. Very nice porter.
kevinsenn (1377) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bruisin? Ales. Rich roasty and chocolate aroma. Rich roasty taste, with medium bitterness.
mR_fr0g (5006) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home split with Sarah. Dark mahogany brown coloured pour with reddy hues and a lasting light tan head. Aroma is sweet woody caramel, vanilla, with dark choc and woody roast with a hint of smoke. Flavour is composed of dark malts, robust roast and dark choc bitterness, little chalky mineral, charcoal. Palate is medium bodies, with spritzy carbonation, chalky water profile. Good beer but lacks a bit of depth.
Pistacho (37) - SPAIN - MAY 3, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Irreale. Chocolate and coffee aroma. Dark chocolate flavor with peppery notes, nice tobacco background. When warmed, it has some new aroma notes, nutty hints and tobacco. Perhaps a little bit high acidity from the roasted malts. Good beer.
CraftBeerNick (1174) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home, bought in Berlin, 2nd May 15. Loads of smokey chocolate, coffee, strong backbone. Really nice porter
Douberd (3067) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Smuttynose Robust Porter) Bottle 355 ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 6.6%
Black coloured bosy with a full finger of thick, light brown head on top, with good retention, leaving light lacing behind.
Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate.
Great taste, lots of roasted and burnt malts, dark chocolate, coal, light acidity somewhere in between, eventually finishing with a nice roasty bitterness.
Medium thin body, good carbonation.
allmyvinyl (5764) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from alesela. Pours dark brown, thin tan head. Aromas of chocolate, light coffee. Taste is caramel, toffee. Light sweet finish.