nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2008
Pours black with a creamy tan head from the tap at Papago. Smells and tastes of course coffee grounds and copper. Mild cocoa and cream come out in the flavor as it warms. Good body and balance. A keeper. joergen (28772) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2008
Draught at GABF 2008.
Black coloured with a small beige head.
Roasted aroma of chocolate and liquorice.
Roasted flavour of chocolate, coffee and liquorice.
Roasted finish. SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 30, 2008
On tap at Papago. Pours a deep cocoa brown color with a huge creamy brown head that lasts throughout and sticks to everything. Aroma of dark roasted malt and grain, espresso, bittersweet chocolate and caramel. Flavor is rich, roasty, and chocolaty as well. Creamy on the palate. This is a seriously good porter. Nice job Papago! ChainGangGuy (4909) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 15, 2008
Appearance: Pours a black body with a small, dark brown head.
Smell: Aroma smelling of roasted barley, chocolate, cold coffee, caramel, and the unmistakable scent of buttery diacetyl.
Taste: Roasted barley topped with cocoa powder and a few pats of unsalted butter. Charred sugars still manage to lend a little sweetness. Some caramel kicks in and, with the diacetyl, gives it a slight butterscotch taste to it. Dash of coffee. Roasty bitterness. Chocolatey, roasted finish.
Mouthfeel: A hair above medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: Still tasty even though it’s riddled with diacetyl, but, then again, aren’t we all? Shag (3028) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 18, 2008
I finally get another Arizona rating beside Cave Creek Chili Beer. A dark black appearance with a moderate tan head. The aroma contains some coffee, chocolate, whipped cream, and artifical creamer. The flavor is very silky with some german chocolate, whipped cream, and chocolate. A slight buttery mouthfeel. If you dont like hint of diacetyl you might not dig this, but I do!
kp (10881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2009 CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2008
Name: El Robusto Porter
Brewery: Papago Brewing Co
Date: May 10, 2008
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: opaque dark brown, fine tan head
Aroma: huge buttery chocolate aroma with lots of sweetness coming from the butterscotch
Flavor: rich chocolate malt flavor, lots of dark chocolate bitterness, butterscotch and caramel adds a touch of sweetness, the dark malts do a good job covering up most of the dyactyl
Overall: the chocolate and butterscotch almost work together
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
Growler thanks to Bockyhorsey: Pours anboily opaque with a thin ring of wispy-lacing dark tan head. Aroma of sweet caramel and roasted malts with some butterscotchy diacetyl. Body starts with decent fullness and sweet dark caramel malts with some slick diacetyl notes before a bittersweet roasty dark chocolatey finish. If you take out the diacetyl, this would be a very nice imperial porter. shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2008
Pours a deep black brown color with no head (from a growler). Aroma is diacetyl, chocolate, and roast. Flavor is roast, chocolate, some coffee, diacetyl, and a sweet molasses finish. ATLBeerDog (280) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2008
Pours a beautiful brownish/back color that is slightly cloudy – with a small caramel colored ahead, with below average lacing and very under carbonated. Smells of burnt malts and cooked brown sugar. First taste is smokey with a heavy burnt malt taste. Taste like burnt campfire cooked marshmallows. yjb (113) - Davis, California, USA - MAY 9, 2008
dark & roasty with a very pretty pour delivered to me at the brewpub. Strong coffee, with some coco hints, bubbly carbonation persists. Big and filling, a full pour drags on by the end of they cup.