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Roebling Imperial Robust Porter - Rivertown Brewing Co.

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Roebling Imperial Robust PorterRoebling Imperial Robust Porter

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BA SCORE
81
good

155 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 155
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 17.37%
Wants: 1
Gots: 15 | FT: 1
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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New York

5/5  rDev +40.1%

03-18-2014 04:10:12 | More by kimka
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Ohio

4/5  rDev +12%

03-02-2014 23:43:07 | More by thsSAMO
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Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -9%

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Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +19%

02-23-2014 12:48:33 | More by DYount80
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Florida

3.5/5  rDev -2%

02-23-2014 04:58:31 | More by Lare453
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Florida

1/5  rDev -72%

02-20-2014 03:07:42 | More by cyrushire
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hilgart1

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2%

02-10-2014 01:46:03 | More by hilgart1
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Lovely85

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -2%

02-05-2014 04:33:48 | More by Lovely85
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nickfl

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +5%

02-05-2014 04:32:22 | More by nickfl
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MacStinson

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +19%

02-01-2014 03:57:59 | More by MacStinson
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fellowrs

Ohio

3/5  rDev -16%

01-22-2014 15:50:54 | More by fellowrs
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thedifferencemaker

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2%

01-19-2014 15:51:46 | More by thedifferencemaker
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TBarJr

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2%

01-11-2014 21:58:49 | More by TBarJr
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macrosmatic

Florida

3.33/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Russian River pint glass.

A: Dark brown, but fairly translucent. Forms a thin light tan head with a low amount of visible carbonation.

S: Brown toasted malts and some nutty sweetness. That's about it.

T: Roasted malts up front, then has a vanilla and hazelnut sweetness in the middle to end. Some restrained coffee flavor near the end. Light roasted bitterness with vanilla in the hang with just a touch of medicinal astringency.

M: This has a thin body for a porter (especially for one self-described as "Imperial"), but not quite watery. Carbonation sensation on the low side, moderate alcohol flavor.

O: It's not awful. But there are an awful lot of better porters out there to be drank. Can't recommend this one, but if I was at a party and it was what was available, I wouldn't refuse.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2014 00:09:06 | More by macrosmatic
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hopkrid

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -9%

01-02-2014 01:02:58 | More by hopkrid
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davemathews68

Ohio

4.3/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

My deviation was quite heigh so I feel as if I must clarify the reason.

A - black with brown highlights. Vary little light passes through.

S - sweet chocolate, coffee, vanilla, slight roasted malt.

T - taste is the same of the smell. Vanilla, chocolate, slight coffee. There is a sweetness but not over bearing and does not become cloying even as it warms.

M - slightly on the thin side becaue it is labled as a "robust" or "imperial" porter.

O - I really enjoy this as a desert drink. It's a beer brewed with vanilla beans, expresso and cane sugar and that is what it taste like. Certainly not the most complex beer but it taste good. No, it might not fit the style category perfectly but it is enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2014 20:18:07 | More by davemathews68
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misterkew

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +5%

12-26-2013 03:06:21 | More by misterkew
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SweetLittleSumpin

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +33.1%

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wvsabbath

West Virginia

3.34/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Brown/dark tan with a very minimal head and slight lacing.

Smell - Sweet malts, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, honey and brown sugar. Bitter plum and raisin.

Taste - First sip is roasty malts, chocolate, honey and brown sugar. Coffee comes in near the finish and provides a bitter, bold flavor. Vanilla is tasted throughout the whole drink. Pretty much a 1-2 punch in flavor.

Mouthfeel - Tongue gets malts, chocolate and sugars, where palate gets mostly coffee with some raisin. Aftertaste is coffee bitter.

Overall - Pretty simple, straight forward beer. Nothing special, nothing done well, just solid and simple.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2013 00:31:09 | More by wvsabbath
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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

4/5  rDev +12%

12-11-2013 19:08:32 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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djtomain

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -2%

12-07-2013 02:53:03 | More by djtomain
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.44/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Saw this and passed on it while in Cincy this past summer. Pours deep dark nearly black with cola brown highlights, light khaki tan head dwindles quick as the pour. Aroma has hints of Hershey's chocolate syrup, mild coffee roasts, and hints of creamy vanilla character. The chocolate syrup, baker's chocolate combo comes off up front, very sweet for an imperial porter, it's packing a bit of residual sugar. Okay I just read the six pack holder, imported sweet vanilla beans, cold pressed espresso, and raw cane sugars. It's kind of confused, limited malt profile, big alcohol expression, and one sided sweetness from the raw cane sugars. The coffee additions to give it that acrid bitterness that add some balance with the dark roasted malts. It's totally missing something in the backend of the finish, hits hard with the burnt roasts, sweet sugars, and vanilla upfront and it all disappears. Mouthfeel becomes a bit cloying rich residual sugars overwhelm my palate, throw some of this in some whiskey barrels see how it adds to the beer. Overall, first beer from Rivertown I appreciate at all, so that's a complement.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2013 00:38:42 | More by WVbeergeek
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leprechaunandfatman

Ohio

4/5  rDev +12%

11-29-2013 20:39:01 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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TheBishopco

Tennessee

2/5  rDev -44%

11-18-2013 21:06:39 | More by TheBishopco
Roebling Imperial Robust Porter from Rivertown Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.