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RATINGS: 1398   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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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.

3.9
mansquito (6437) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2006
Almost black color with a thick brown shapable head. Very mild armoa, barely even noticable. Huge taste with a lot of hops and some elements of coffee and chocolate no doubt like most any other porter. But there is more. Leaves aftertaste just like the one left by dark chocolate. Leaves the palate tingling with flavor. Really good stuff over all.

4.1
vyvvy (6470) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 9, 2006
Pours very dark brown with a dark crimson hue and a good sized thick brown head. The aroma has an emphasis on chocolate that has characteristics of both milk and bitter chocolates. There is also lots of dark roasted malts - very heavily roasted, but just this side of char. Some vanilla traits are noticable as well. Medium / thick body that is smooth and rich while at the same time has lots of carbonation. Starts off with smooth roasted chocolate that is quite lush. There is rich roasted grainy malt. This beer balances things well that generally don’t go together (grainy vs. rich and smooth vs. high carbonation). The finish has the roast of the taste, but addes a healthy does of spicy hops. Excellent porter.

4.3
jblendy (519) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2006
Pours black with a thick, frothy, tan/brown head. Bitter coffee, mocha, piney hop aroma. Flavors of piney hops, mocha, bakers chocolate, and a slight nuttiness. Very balanced medium palate, with nice mocha and lasting hoppy bitterness. Great porter

4.3
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2009 12oz Bottle: Aroma of chocolate malts and piney and floral hops. Nice scent. Poured black with a big, creamy, brown head that lasted. Excellent lacing. Flavor is of chocolate at first, but not sweet. Then it becomes lightly bitter and hoppy, with a dryish, chalky finish. Finish was short. Also some pine and grass flavor. Medium body is a bit disappointing. Average carbonation. Very well balanced. Overall a very good porter.

3.9
undsioux7 (872) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2007 Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, Roasted malt and coffee. Great mouthfeel. Taste of bittersweet chocolate, Coffee, vanilla. Lasting bitterness. One of those beers that I have re-rated higher each time I try it.

4.2
Svesse (8601) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2006
(Bottle, Oliver Twist, Stockholm) Black colour with a brief, beige head. Roasted nose with black coffee, wild berries (blueberries, crowberries) and notes of citrussy hops. Roasted taste with coffee, dark chocolate, the same wild berries, soy sauce, liquorice and hints of citrussy hops in the dry, fresh finish. In superb balance. Great taste despite the fairly low abv. A benchmark for porter brewers. In short, a masterpiece.

4
tommy8768 (120) - Litlle Compton, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 27, 2006
Very dark brown pour, almost black. Head starts off promising but evaporates quickly. Excellent aroma of coffee and smoke. Tastes of coffee, some chocolate and smoky. Some hops come through in the finish. Excellent porter.

3.8
reedcd2 (47) - USA - NOV 27, 2006
Great picture on the bottle. another near black pour with a very thin head. smoked semi-sweet chocolates, some sharpness on the tongue and jaw and more smoke in the aftertaste. was not quite thick enough to match the smell - not quite enough flavor, but still very good. I just expected it to be a little more robust, no pun intended


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