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RATINGS: 1393   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (6529) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2006
Bottle: Courtesy of Eyedrinkale via trade. Very roasty aroma with lots of grain and coffee mixed with chocolate and light pine. Pours a dark brown with some light red hilights along the bottom of the glass. Nice tan head with very good retention and okay lacing. Moderate chocolate throughout mixes with a light fruitiness in the middle. Finish is very roasty with grain, coffee, and some piney hops. Mouthfeel is a little thin but still creamy. A very nice porter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
2beerguys (299) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 21, 2006
This porter pours a dark brown color with a light-brown head. Aroma is of moderate malts with roasted, burnt, and nutty notes. Also vanilla. Initial taste is light bitter that continues through to the finish. Creamy on the palate with no carbonation.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 20, 2006
Thanks to Lou18 for this one. Poured dark black with a light brown head. The aroma was HUGE coffee, bread, chocolate, carmel, and malts. Unbelievable coffee smell, add in the other aromas and combine and you have a beer orgasm. Flavor is coffee, nuts, and chocolate. Lush malt body with the perfect balance. The flavor and aroma are superb. What a joy this one is.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enniskillen (2046) - Salinas, California, USA - FEB 19, 2006
Coffee, smoke, espresso, and gas in the aroma. Heavy coffee with cream, caramel, and mettalic.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cobra (1100) - - FEB 19, 2006
12 oz. brown, longneck bottle. No freshness date seen anywhere. Poured out a deep chocolate brown, with a faint, tan colored head. Aromas are subdued. Malts, coffee & chocolate come thru somewhat. Flavors are of too much coffee, way too much chocolate malt too. Medium mouthfeel. Needs work, & needs to be better balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
OldRaspy (292) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2006
12oz bottle poured a dark brown (almost black) with a very good tan head. Good lacing on the sides of the glass. Aroma was roasted malts and dark fruit (dates or raisins). Flavor was a very good roasted malt and coffee flavor with a bit of a hop finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2006
12oz bottle via trade with Lou18 - Thanks Lou! - Pours black with a nice big creamy tan head that stays well and laces the sides of the glass in patterns. Aroma is roasted malt, big coffee, and some nice milk chocolate as well. Flavor is nice and roasty as well. Definitely some smoke in this one. Coffee, lots of coffee, and some sweet milk chocolate shows through in the middle then gives way to the coffee flavor again and a slight bitter dry finish. Creamy and mouthcoating on the palate and very smooth to drink. Very well done.. Just my style of porter..

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
iratherbe (255) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2006
Fantastic milieu of colors in the head, a sheen of rich coffee w/ a dark black hued body. Taste is of a prevalent roasted malt barley w/ some sweetness & obvious coffee. Solid medium body, enjoayble on the palate, smooth w/ a touch of crisp btterness on the finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - FEB 5, 2006
02.05.06 12oz bottle. Not only have I missed rating this until now, Im pretty sure Ive never even tasted it before this six pack. I wish I had. Pours nearly black with glowing ruby highlights, hefty and rich looking, and with a thick and lasting brown head. Lovely hoppy aroma is floral and resinous over top of deep and rich chocolate and (mostly) coffe malts. As the beer warms, the coffee becomes the major player, pungent yet pleasant. A smoky, grilled meat flavor emerges, sweet and caramelized, which compliments the persistent resinous hops. I only wish it had a drier feel. Finishes long with lingering roastiness and smoke, coffee, and sticky bitterness. Excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2006
Quickly diminishing brown-orange head that is of medium body before diminishing. Very dark body, black as far as can be determined, slightly too dark in my opinion for a porter but better than most others. Heavy coffee tastes combined with a very sweet malt make for an interesting effect on the balate. Bitter sweet like dark chocolate in the ending. Very enjoyable.


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