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Roebling Imperial Robust Porter - Rivertown Brewing Co.

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207 Ratings
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Ratings: 207
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 16.76%
Wants: 1
Gots: 34 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rivertown Brewing Co. visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with imported sweet vanilla beans, cold pressed espresso/coffee & raw cane sugars.

(Beer added by: Beejay on 10-22-2011)
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Pinioned, Yesterday at 12:22 AM
Photo of Jeffkrieger
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Smooth imperial porter with some coffee/chocolate/vanilla flavor. Excellent after work beer for the fall/winter!

Jeffkrieger, Wednesday at 09:54 PM
Photo of smcolw
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Good starting head (for a bar pour). It leaves a blanket of streaky, non-lasting lace. The color is deep ruby brown where bright light will pass.

Interestingly, I smell berry initially--almost like Hi-C. There's a darker chocolate aroma in the background.

This beer tastes like chocolate milk. Good body with a lower level of bubbles. This is sweeter than most porters. It also doesn't have the harsher flavors of the stronger porters. I like this more mellow offering--it's flavorful without being harsh.

smcolw, Monday at 08:49 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

TheWiredDJ, Monday at 06:24 PM
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3.82/5  rDev +4.9%

APH, Monday at 12:06 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Freehouse, Oct 17, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev +2.2%

SteveMcGlone, Oct 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

t2grogan, Oct 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

nyrblue2, Oct 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

ZenBiscuits, Oct 07, 2014
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3.3/5  rDev -9.3%

mmink27, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of chakadrum
4/5  rDev +9.9%

On nitro.

Vanilla bean up front. Sweet. Chocolate notes more milk chocolate than dark. Subtle caramelized sugar notes on the nose.

I'm a little surprised this isn't rated higher. Perhaps the nitro does a lot for the drinkability.

chakadrum, Sep 30, 2014
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3.44/5  rDev -5.5%

BMESSER88, Sep 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

ninaturner, Sep 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Bluecollared, Sep 26, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev +6.6%

Rgerhardt, Sep 25, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev -3.3%

nismo923, Sep 21, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +15.4%

Doublechar0517, Sep 21, 2014
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5/5  rDev +37.4%

boogieman6, Sep 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

iTunesUpdates, Sep 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Rice_Nate_25, Sep 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

PassMeAZima, Sep 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

I thought this was a fine porter. A lot of character and flavor. The vanilla and sweetness were a bit too much for me, but the coffee and dark chocolate bitterness did go a long way in balancing out the flavor.

A: Dark as the night with a decent low lacing head
S: Very strong dark chocolate
T: Deep slightly bitter chocolate with a hint of vanilla
M: It came in at average for a dark beer, which was still quite present
O: I enjoyed the beer, I thought it could have used a bit less sweetness and vanilla it almost felt unnatural, but it is a great beer to split with some friends...especially those who are just treading into darker territory.

CAF, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of Flounder57
3.75/5  rDev +3%

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: A one finger mocha head was poured that reduced to nothing. It is a pitch black color with no vision of anything.

Smell: Vanilla, roasted strong coffee, milk chocolate, doughy, and confectioners sugar.

Taste: Milk chocolate robust vanilla brownies. It's crazy delicious.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, a little sweet, medium bodied, and medium carbonation.

Overall: Pretty tasty porter. All the extra features make thus an exceptional beer.

Flounder57, Sep 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

bcuz7, Sep 09, 2014
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Roebling Imperial Robust Porter from Rivertown Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 207 ratings.