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RATINGS: 1399   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.
Its 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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vyvvy (6315) - 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 dont 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Svesse (8358) - Hsselby, 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrob21 (3624) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2006
Slight roasted malt aroma. Coffee and bitter sweet taste. No chocolate, no cream. Felt watery and underwhelming after the anderson valley deep enders I just had. Slightly bitter aftertaste was unexpected especially for this style.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
luiss (89) - Elmsford, New York, USA - NOV 23, 2006
Bottle~Looks a bit watery, not in this case. Pours a dark black coffe look I guess robust is the word for it. Head is not present in this case. Taste very roasty, bitter and malty. I never had coffee but this is what Im sure this compares to it. Great dessert beer I would make a beer float with this one. As this beer gets warmer the taste of caramel, and walnuts comes out.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
HighlanderOne (1296) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2006
Poured from bottle (yep, thats a porter). Has that nutty, unsweetened syrup smell to it. Runs the flavor gamut - nutty, smoky, oaky, coffee, hint of cocoa too. Hops kick in big in the aftertaste. Has superior feel to it - as drinkable a porter as Ive ever tried. Finished as nicely as it started. Wonderful porter.


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