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Mad Tom's Robust Porter - Schmohz Brewing Company

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Mad Tom's Robust PorterMad Tom's Robust Porter

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BA SCORE
81
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13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 16.86%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Schmohz Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
English Porter |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-31-2004)
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Reviews by jampics2:
Photo of jampics2
2.38/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This robust english porter was from a Michigan road trip I took a month or two ago. 12 oz into my New Belgium snifter.

Looks nice, a deep brown, almost black color with a ring of tan foam.

Smell is decent. Nice rich chocolate and coffee notes, plus a little nuttiness.

Taste is aweful. Some stale coffee, a touch of chocolate, and some nuttiness is dominated by an acrid taste. Not metallic or sour, just really wacky bitter and acidic. Eww.

Mouthfeel is really watery. Perhaps the wateriest porter I've ever had. Huge carbonation distracts from tasting the beer not the fizz.

The weird amaroidial taste ruins what could have been a decent beer judging on the way the roast of the malt smelled.

More User Reviews:
Photo of BierFan
3.48/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Thin light brown head just manages to cover the surface of the beer. No lacing. Black body.

Smell: Coffee and molasses.

Taste: More coffee characteristics. Has a bit of smokiness. There's more going on in the taste than there was in the smell, but it's still a little lackluster.

There's a lot of great porters out there and this one falls a little short.

Photo of granger10
3.88/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is the best beer of the brewery so far. Really dark in color with only a tinge of red when held to light. Nice tan head, no lacing though. Smell is on the weak side but I get some toasty notes. There's a really robust mouthfeel here with a medium thick body. Nice malt complexity with roasted coffee, dark chocolate, and some toasty grain underneath. There seems to be spicy hops in towards the finish that adds a nice dimension to this. Slightly chalky finish with a lingering toasty flavor. Upfront sweetness turns toastier the further I go and I can notice the transformation. Really a solid beer and quite an impressive first try from this brand new brewery.

Photo of WakeandBake
4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A very dark brown color pour with a smallshort lasting light tan cap, medium carbonation , some spotty lacing . Aroma of bakers chocolat , roasty grain , with hints of coffee and butterschotch or maybe toffee, faint smokey notes . Flavor is earthy and roasty , dark chocolate and a little coffee , hints of wood smoke and toffee in the long lightly bitter finish , a little watery at times in flavor and mouthfeel but at 4.8% ABV I would expect this , smooth mouthfeel, I would have to call this very sessionable and a nice light dark choice to pair with meals . I tend to favor my porters a little more robust , slightly higer ABV but this was a darn good six pack and I will buy this again . Nice to see Schmohz here im my home town finally . NIce work guys .

Photo of smalenberg
3.35/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Nice head, thin legs and lace.

S - There isn't much of a nose here surprisingly.

T - Deep roast, slight bitter from grain blends nicely with light hops level. A burgundy character is in evidence.

M - Nice carbonation and smooth mouthfeel, with a lingering bitterness on the tongue.

O - A very pleasant porter. One of the best Schmohz had to offer on my visit.

Photo of akttr
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

Photo of carlmoberg
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of jt31914
3.08/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle

Not a lot of head; typically dark brown to almost black color - maybe a bit too dark. Decent smell and taste. On the whole this beer is exactly average for the style - nice chocolate nose with a bitter dark chocolate taste on the finish. Nothing too big, deep, or complex, but nice to drink for certain. Not a bad beer, just not special.

Photo of KATramp
4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of Mxsluis
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of Kerrie
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of imperialking
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Mad Tom's Robust Porter from Schmohz Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.