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RATINGS: 1401   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
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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
HighlanderOne (1307) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2006
12 oz bottle shared with StompBrockmore - very dark brown, near black, smallish mocha head. Aroma mainly dark chocolate, lots and lots o those roasted malt thingys, and.....COFFEE! WHYYYYYYY??!?!?!! I just dont like coffee, and I realize that that is a huge draw to these types of beers, and I can objectively appreciate the complexity of whats going on, but since drinking beer is primarily a subjective thing, meaning you like it or you dont, wellllll.....this ones no fo me. Anyhow, taste much the same as the aroma, and yes, it IS robust - chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, blahblahblah, does anyone even read these?

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2006 12oz bottle, shared with VeloVampire - pours very dark brown, almost black. Aroma is strong roasted malt and coffee., with some dark chocolate. The aroma gave away what the taste would be, but I was still surprised by how stout-like this porter was. Very strong, full bodied flavour - really nice actually. Lots of coffee, roasted, nutty malt, more chocolate, with a lighty bitter finish. This is a very fine porter, and "robust" indeed. Like I said before, its almost like a stout. Either way though, I could drink a lot of this brew. Flavourful and rich! Fantastic!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2006
Bottle shared with after4ever. Is this beer a porter or a stout? Maybe a stout porter? :) Either way, its a tasty beer. Pours a blackish brown with a lacy tan head. Medium body. Coffee in the nose and taste with roasty nutty malt behind it, and a touch of citrus hops in there somewhere. Bitter finish. Not the refreshing, almost sessionable porter style I expected, but not bad at all!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (8023) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2007 12-oz. Thanks, 46er3498! Jet black. A little tan moussy head for a while. Highly vinous nose--kind of a surprise there. Huge roast and coffee attack that carries through to the mid-palate. High-medium body, almost oily, but not quite. Light c-hop finish. Stout-like; easily the roastiest and most bitter porter Ive tried. Great stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - NOV 17, 2006
12oz bottle from trade, poured super dark brown with a nice brown head. The aromas were chocolate, roast, caramel and some hops. The taste was bittersweet chocolate, coffee and roasted malt with the hop profile barely standing out. A good example of the Robust Porter style.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - NOV 5, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2007 12 oz bottle via kramer17801 (thanks!). Pours a midnight black with a small tan head. nose is mostly roasty chocolate,espresso, plum, and vanilla. mmm, this is an exquisite porter. The robust in the name fits this perfectly. Very tastey bittersweet roasted cocoa and coffee are the predomant flavors. This is REALLY ghood stuff. Gotta find some more.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2006
Bottle. Dark brown pour with tan head woth decent lacing. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee. Taste is of the same. It goes down smooth a real good porter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (7710) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2006
Bouteille de 12 oz achete chez Beverage Warehouse (Winooski, VT). Arme: Odeur de caf et de chocolat. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Prsence dun moyen col beige mousseux et dune large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Got de caf et de chocolat. Dure moyenne de larrire got. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture lgrement crmeuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Prsence de caf en arrire got. (Rating #728)


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