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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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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheShepherds (54) - chapel hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Not much aroma. Decent taste, not too hoppy. (We are not big hop fans.) Good taste but not much aftertaste.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NikkTwist (3050) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2017
UPDATED: APR 19, 2017 Draft at Fado. Clear but nearly opaque dark brown garnet pour with off-white foam. Nice lace. Sweet dark roasty malts. Solid coffee notes. Cocoa nibs. Burnt nuts. Hints of dark berries. Full-bodied for a Porter. Enough hop bite for balance. Surprisingly well done.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vinx (124) - ITALY - MAR 28, 2017
Deep aroma of chocolate, coffee, red fruit, toffee, caramel, nuts, astringency by roasted malts and a kind of dust/metal hint due to the oxydation (Im talking about a 6.6% ABV bottle expired on december 2015). Clear dark brown color, long lasting tan head. Medium-high bitterness. Medium body, thin feel, soft carbonation, astringent and bitter finish. Its really a good one but Id suggest not to keep it in the cellar too long.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LaPelos (31) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 16, 2017
Botella de 33cl. Aromas a malta y chocolate. Cuerpo medio/alto, muy suave al paladar. Chocolate, caf, Final seco y persistente. Un pedazo de cerveza. Para repetir

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (5608) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 10, 2017
Dark brown color. Thin head. Very roasted malty chocolate cake and nutty nose. Medium full body. Low roastiness, ,chocolate dark fruit and modest hoppiness. Dry. Nice lingering roasted malt, chocolate and nutty finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oobawa (1088) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 6, 2017
Ah, ol roasty, still as toasty and burnt and drinkable as ever. Giant notes of espresso with dark chocolate undertones, leading to a bitter finish heavy on smoke and a dark cherry sweetness. A bit thin, even for a porter, yet the neverending char gives it an unmistakeable footprint. Not perfect but enjoyable as hell.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
john44 (2997) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2017
Bottle. BBE date Sept 2010; Drank Dec 2010 - Dark Brown, almost Black, in colour. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Very Malty; very roasty malts, very coffee, very dark chocolate. Slightly smoky. Fruity; slightly sour/bitter note; berries?. Rather salty. Hoppy; some citrusy resinous hop bitterness. Sweet roast coffee and chocolate malty balanced by fruity hoppy bitterness. Dry hoppy bitter finish. Enjoyed this. Nice Porter! (2010-12)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
matzou (175) - SPAIN - JAN 24, 2017
Chocolate caramel sweetness licorice bit of spice. Black creamy 1 finger tani head. Sweet caramel opening, followed by chocolate bitterness, oily mouthfeel medium body medium carbonation. Nice

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
17Beer (308) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 14, 2017
Scents of malt and caramel with burnt pumpernickel. Pours a very dark brown with thin tan head and lots of lacing. Interesting balanced sour finish after a malty start. Mild carbonation and oily mouthfeel. Very well made porter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowenbrau (3984) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 8, 2017
Keg @El Cabann, Avils. 11-07-2016.
In short: dry bitter dark ale.
Pours black with nice light tan head. Long head retention, good lacing. Coffee, roasty, cacao nose. Medium body, average carbonation, oily texture. Taste is quite bitter, roasty, coffee,smooth, still some creamy palate. Quite dry aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
krumbum (1106) - truckee, California, USA - DEC 26, 2016
Giant dark chocolate aromas. Slightly affected by light dark brown light white head. Nice roasted bitters hit and then mellow into a coffee base. Medium body.


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