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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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3.8
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2005
Bottled. Pours black with a soft tan head. Aroma is roasted, malty, spicy. Taste is roasted dark malts and coffee

3.7
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 9, 2005
Very dark black pour, large dark tan frothy head. Lactic cocoa and pine Earthy sweet coffee taste. Very good qualities, though, a lot of the forefront had a piney quality that didn’t seem to fit.

3.4
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2005
Bottle from dirtymike. Thanks! Pours a rich, dark brown with a healthy head and nice lacing. Aroma is coffee, chocolate and roasted malt. Flavor is a bit of sour malt with a fusion of coffee and a hint of cherry in the finish. Palate is thin, but satisfactory. A good porter.

4.5
hiphops (324) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2005
for someone who doesn’t like too many porters i loved this beer. caramel strong head. wondeful roasted coffe toffe flavor and smell. this was so good i dropped a scoop of vanilla ice cream in the second one i had. better than a rootbeer float any day.

4.1
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - AUG 19, 2005
(on tap at Portsmouth Brewing) Deep black with small tan head. Nice lace. Roast coffee aroma. Roast coffee flavors with balanced hops and malt. Full bodied. Not a lot of smokiness. They could have called it a stout. Really excellent porter.

4.4
adrian910ss (2575) - Doylestown, PA, USA - AUG 9, 2005
Liquid Smoke !!! Pours a dark black color with a creamy beige head. Smells very smokey, very coffeish, with a hint of roasted malts. Tastes like a stout at first sip. Coffee flavor spiced with smoked wood chips best describes the taste. One of the best porters i’ve ever had, if not the best. Excellent.

3.7
VTHopHead (1511) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - JUL 25, 2005
Sample at the VTBrewfest - Poured a dark brown/black with a dense tan head. Aroma was malty with hints of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Excellent mouth feel. Flavor was of roasted malt, coffee astringency and a nice balance of malty sweetness. Finishes off with a smooth, lingering hop bitterness. Really good...

4.2
walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2005
Draft. Baja Bean Staunton VA. Thick, blackish brown color, coffee colored head. Aroma of dark coffee, roasted flavored coffee, toasted malt, chocolate, etc. Mouth filling-- starts like a good draft stout, the sweetness of the porter style comes across in the middle, and it finishes more like a milk or oatmeal stout than a porter. Fantastic on tap.

4
3daddict (139) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 11, 2005
Dark brown pour with tan head. Roasted malt, chocolate and nut aroma. Strong malt taste, quick bitter hop hit, smooths out with some coffee flavor and a final chocolate finish. Nice display of fireworks! And thank-you for the lesson in tasting.

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wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 6, 2005
<font face="times new roman"> Bold and unforgiving black hue with a sadly shortlived creamy, tan head. I’m truly at a loss for a clever story here...instead, I’m going to give you a recipe for excellent brownies, because that’s what this beer brings to mind.

You’ll need: 2 squares unsweetened chocolate, 1 stick unsalted butter, 1 c. sugar, 1/2 c. all-purpose flour, 2 eggs, 1 tsp. vanilla, and 1 c. chopped nuts (optional). Melt chocolate and butter. Remove from heat and stir in sugar. Add eggs, one at a time. Stir in flour, vanilla, and nuts. Pour into a greased 10x6" pan. Cook at 350° for 30 minutes. To bring it inline with this beer, consider grinding a handfull of espresso beans into a powder and sprinkling them on top.

Wonderful balance of rich chocolate sweetness and roasty coffee bitterness. Hops could stand to be, well, nonexistent, but I can deal with them. Significant body with an oily smoothness, broken only slightly by the carbonation. Wie is de kleine krokodil?
12 oz bottle, snifter. </font>


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