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RATINGS: 1390   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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boojummy (50) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 30, 2006
From a 12 oz bottle from a packy in the North End. Pours a dark brown-- almost black-- with a rich, fruity, roasty, and caramel aroma. Flavor is perfectly balanced-- some malty sweetness, a mild coffee-like acidity, roast/burnt flavors all over the place, and a nice hop finish. Body is medium with just enough carbonation to add some liveliness. THIS is a good porter!

4.1
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2006
Get some chocolate,coffee and bourbon in the aroma.Pours black with a medium tan head.Chocolate and coffee dominate the flavors.Medium mouthfeel with a bitter chocolate finish.

3.9
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2006
From bottle. Pours a dark brown with dark tan head. Nose is spruce hops and some smoky hints. Flavor is smoked liquorish and molasses. Nice spruce bitter in the finish. Palate is slightly thin.

4.2
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 28, 2006
Pours a deep brown with a nice tan head. Aroma is smokey, nutty and malts. Flavor is a great mix of bitter malts and a good amount of hops. Also a nutty smokey finish. Very good.

4
ogglethorp (919) - Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2006
Bottle via trade with Thaichile. Pours a dark brown with a small dark tan colored head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, malt. Flavor is coffee, chocolate, roasted malts. Palate is medium full, medium carbonation, bitter, sweet finish. Wonderful.

4
Immy (1958) - Virginia Beach, USA - DEC 17, 2006
12 oz bottle. Black with a brown head. Noe is hoppier than expected, citrusy, over a deep medium chocolate and coffee. Full, thick body, satiny smooth. Bitter coffee and semisweet chocolate flavors. Medium bitter chocolate finish. Excellent!

3.8
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2006
Bottle. Poured a dark brown with a ruby tint. Thin dark tan head with some decent lacing. Nice roasted malts, coffee, and dark chocolate. A bitter, vinegary first sip with a sweet mocha finish. No carbanation, which is how a porter should be sometimes. Very smooth, above average, but almost cookie cutter porter. I enjoyed a sixer of this and was very pleased.

3.5
Naven (1001) - Poway, California, USA - DEC 12, 2006
12 oz bottle. From Northerntimber, I believe. Pours a thick chocolate color. Aroma is coffee and chocolate. Taste is strong on the coffee, which i like, but I almost found that everything was lost on the overpowering coffee flavor. The palate was nice and it ends on a nice hoppy note. Not bad.

4.3
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2006
On tap @ Coles in Buffalo, NY. Quite possibly my favorite porter that I,ve had to date. Very deep dark brown color with nice tan head. Seems to be much more complex than most. Great beer

4.1
JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2006
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown almost black color with a thin tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and hops. This is closer to a stout than most other porters. Taste is complex and nicely balanced. Starts off with a bit of semi sweet flavor but finishes with a dry hoppy taste.


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