MartinT (10014) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2004
Obese grapey/blackberry/blueberry esters topple the roasted malt and shove their way underneath their massive girth…Roasted bitterness mingles with a vinous acidity in the end, all rounded out by smooth treacly and burnt toffee…Fat and silky mouthfeel helps to increase enjoyment but the overgrapiness gets tiring in the second half of the pint… beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 3, 2004
On-tap at the pub: Super sludge dark brown with slivers of amber, large bulbous tannish head, lots o’ lace all over the glass. Smell is lively yet mild with a caramel sweetness thats dark and deep with some slight chocolate burntness and coffee roast. Taste is quite yummy with a richly done tone of deep sweet malt thats a bit caramel and molasses mixed, it meanders a bit before some hop bittering works its way in and moves aside for a large roasty coffee sensation that drys out the finish nicely with some bite. Feel is dangerously smooth, full on creamyness and body is thick, rich, bold, and gives off a smoothness on the way down that makes ya want to chug it. Super fine smoothness and very drinkable, I think this was gone in about 5 minutes it was so damn drinkable and packed with tasty yumminess. This was only my forth beer for the night, which was had just after Gusler needed to leave. But me and my bro ventured on with a glass of this and then finished our night with Stone Smoked Porter, then it was headtime/bedtime. All porters should mirror this concoction; Papago’s has it listed as an Imperial Porter at only 6.6%, you wouldn’t think of it as an Imperial at that percent, but it had the effects of one much higher. Maybe it was a combo of the first 3? unclebleen (620) - California, USA - APR 19, 2004
I think I tasted this at the Stone 7th anniversary party but I didn't rate it then. Well, I was able to sample it at the papago brewing company. It pours a dark, dark brown color with a nice chalk-like head. Aroma is sweet and hoppy but definetely in balance. Flavor is nice and malty sweet but is nicely balanced by a maly bitterness. Great mouthfeel. A great beer. AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - MAR 13, 2004
I'm not sure when I drank this or where, I just know that I was cleaning out my car and found a leaf of paper with ratings of "Robusto Porter" and "Hopscotch Ale" on it. None of the hopscotch ales seem to fit, and this is the only Robusto Porter on here, so I'm guessing this is the one. Also, it's on a page where I scrawled some the numbers 1-10 in Japanese, so it must have been in 2004 sometime. Opaque-mahogany brown, soapy and clingy head. Coffee aroma and flavor, a little bit too flat for my taste. Small hoppy zing, dark malts toward the finish. A little bit of unappealing detergent in the aroma, no bueno! (Yeah, definitely after December 2003, that's when I started saying "no bueno".) bigbeersrule (113) - USA - OCT 1, 2003
I loved this beer almost as much as the wheatwine. Big, full bodied, more like a rich stout than a porter. Too bad it is only on draft and not bottled.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - AUG 26, 2003
Sampled at Stone 7th celebration. Heavy dark with a tan head. The sign claimed it as an "Imperial Porter", I would essentially concur. A thick burnt espresso syrup with a high abv, actually quite well done. SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 24, 2003
This was my last brew of the day at the Stone 7th Anniversary Festival. Poured thick, opaque black-brown, with a moderate brown head. Aroma is darkest roasted coffee, burnt chocolate malts, and bitter hops. Flavor is stout-like, espresso, dark bitter chocolate, spice - very nice! Thick, rich body, light carbonation. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 24, 2003
Black body with nice dark mocha head. Aroma is rich and malty, lightly sweet with good roastiness. Medium body. Taste is medium sweet, pleasantly malty, roasty, some bitterness but not too much. Nice beer. DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 dark with tan creamy head and a nice cocoa coffe aroma with fruity notes...beerbaby99 (4) - California, USA - AUG 10, 2002 does not count
Roasty notes with coffee too..
Smooth but a tad watery..but roasty and fruity overall..maybe a bit of cocoa covered passionfruit...
Love the chocolate malt..............................................