RATINGS: 1393   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jb (3064) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2005
Very dark blackish color with tan head. The head goes away quick. Standard aroma of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Sweet palate that ends with a nice hops kick. Full - bodied well - made porter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - APR 25, 2005
(on bottle) being this a porter, I have to argue the fact that IO thought it was a Stout: "I thought this beer to be more like a stout". That said, I liked it a lot; pitch black, witch small beige head. Comes out with a kind of soft nose, vanilla, roast, toffee and comes in with a lot of burnt caracter. becomes a little to tart after half a drink.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MolsonMan (58) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2005
Aroma of coffee, and alcohol. Pours black with a brow head. Taste of chocolate and coffee. Cannot detect the alchol in the palate. The perfect night cap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kinnaj15 (275) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 29, 2005
Black with brown head. Aroma has notes of hops. Taste is good with notes of hops, chocolate, roasted malt and sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2005
rich chocolate aroma with just a tad bit of hops. deep brown opaque color, head was a little thin, a brown layer that evaporated quickly. medium to full bodied mouthfeel, with a burnt flavor coming in early and chocolates smoothing out into the end. almost no bitterness on the tail, making the end very smooth and clean tasting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FrkAabenhuus (147) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2005
A nice porter. Aroma and taste of coffee, chocolate, hops and roasted malt. Black with a brown head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
agl108 (1129) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2005 12 oz. bottle. Pours black with a thin head without much staying power. Aroma is of coffee and chocolate. Perfect level of carbonation on the tongue. Flavor is roasty. Overall, pretty nice beer even though Im not a big fan of porters.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rballs01 (282) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2007 Definitly a Robust Porter. Roasted and toasted malt. A mouthful of flavor with a dry bitter finish. Great for dessert or on a cold night.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2005
Nice and dark. Lots of chocolate, coffee and malt going on. There is a hint of hops which blends in well. A very nice drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - APR 17, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2006 Bottle from Lou18. Very nice! Pours with a deep black color and a beautiful brown head. Great lacing. Aroma is full of chocolate and coffee. Medium bodied and smooth. Pleasant chocolate flavors and a nice hoppy finish. Well done!8/4/8/4/16<P> Bottle from Santa consumed Dec. 06. Black colored with a light brown/beige head. Nice lacing. Aroma is roasty and chocolatey, fairly pleasing. Medium bodied, smooth carbonation. Chocolate flavors with a bit of acrid roasted malt that is a bit over done. Lingering bitterness, seemingly from the malt. Really a pretty decent porter but Im knocking it down a few points from the previous rating. Irrational exuberance?

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