madscotsman (147) - Fairview Heights, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2007phaleslu (10099) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2011
Had this while at a lunch in the Taproom. Had a dark brown color with an off white head. Some roasted malts in the aroma. Had a dry finish.
11/4/2010: Draft pint at the Tap Room on a Wednesday at lunch. Labeled "Robust Porter", with 5.0% ABV and 30 IBU. Pours a dark, opaque brown with a very small beige head that sticks for a few minutes. Served pretty cold, so the aroma didnít pop much, but it was nice: roasted malts, smooth coffee and chocolate, toast, earth, and dusty wood. Flavor of roasted malts, dark chocolate, mild coffee, dark fruits (plums mostly), and hints of earth and molasses. Medium-bodied, with a roasty mouthfeel, low carbonation, and a dry roast finish. The guy at the host stand described it as a notch down from Founders Porter in body and robustness, and thatís an apt description. Nice porter, Schlafly- Iíd like to see this more. seymour (1985) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - SEP 27, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2015 Tasted on-tap 9/17/2011 at the Hop in the City Festival in a clean half-pint taster glass. This was the only disappointment of todayís beer festival. This is neither robust nor a porter. I donít understand it because Schlafly knows how to make an excellent porter. Maybe itís just an off-batch, or something went wrong with the keg chiller/dispenser? The beer was no darker or roastier than Newcastle, and just as watery. To make things worse, it smelled and tasted like 100% Cascade hops, which is all wrong. Too bad, a real missed opportunity. Dfalken (45) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JAN 8, 2011
A good, drinkable, fizzy porter. Light roasted flavors with a good amount of carbonation and a dry finish. Runner22 (3) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 7, 2010 does not count
Really liked this porter. Very dark pour..very smooth for porter. Definitely would drink again! Narnad (1521) - Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2008
Pours a very dark black with a little red/brown color when light shines through just right with a very frothy head. Aroma has lots of raisin, chocolate and a heavy roasted black patent bitterness. Flavor has a light black patent bitterness to start and ends with a nice chocolate and brown ale flavor. Beer had a good carbonation level but the overall feeling is just a little watery and uneventful in the mouthfeel area. Overall, the beer is ok for a glass but they have far better beers here to try.
vyvvy (6391) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 17, 2006
I think this is the first time the porter has been fresh on tap in a couple of years. Pours very dark brown with a tan head that gives decent lacing. Medium body with fizzy spritzy carbonation. Taste is lightly sour with some roasted malt. The roast comes out more further down along with some graininess. The finish seems a bit spicy - Iím not sure if it is more from the hops or trick from the carbonation. An okay porter. Terminus (3679) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 19, 2005
tap-hop in the city 05-pours dark brown with a faint beige head. oxidized chocolate aroma of chocolate covered cardboard. cardboard and chocolate dominate the flavors. not even drinkable. kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - SEP 17, 2005
(Hop in the City) Near black with roast malt aroma. Flavor of roasted malt, dark fruits and some smoke and coffee.. iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 21, 2003
Hop in the City '03: light red brown with yellowish trasparent edges. Full nutty aroma with loads of black cherries and some toffee. Nice roasted flavours with woody nuts and more fruit. Solid bitter finish.