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Roebling Imperial Robust Porter - Rivertown Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 231
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 17.21%
Wants: 5
Gots: 47 | 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:
Beer added by: Beejay on 10-22-2011

Brewed with imported sweet vanilla beans, cold pressed espresso/coffee & raw cane sugars.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Jeffkrieger
4/5  rDev +9.3%

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

Photo of smcolw
3.84/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

Photo of TheWiredDJ
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of APH
3.82/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Freehouse
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of TheyCallMeYukon
3.72/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of nyrblue2
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of ZenBiscuits
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of mmink27
3.3/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of chakadrum
4/5  rDev +9.3%

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.

Photo of BMESSER88
3.44/5  rDev -6%

Photo of ninaturner
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of Bluecollared
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Rgerhardt
3.88/5  rDev +6%

Photo of nismo923
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Doublechar0517
4.2/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of boogieman6
5/5  rDev +36.6%

Photo of iTunesUpdates
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of PassMeAZima
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of CAF
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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.

Photo of Flounder57
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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.

Photo of bcuz7
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of EthanJDay
4.5/5  rDev +23%

Roebling Imperial Robust Porter from Rivertown Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 231 ratings.