Arthur's Robust Porter - Otto's Pub and Brewery
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Ratings: 9 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
3.48/5 rDev -6.7%
Hand pull at Zeno's.
A: Dark, black even. Not much more needed to say there. The head is off-white but not very exciting to look at. It lacks the creamy denseness of a nitro, just a thin band.
S: The nose is roasted, bitter with little in the way of balancing flavors. As compared to the Poe Paddy, this one stresses the roasted acrid side of the dark malts.
T: Darker malts, chocolate and stout flavors, reasonably acrid. The hand pump, I'm afraid, doesn't add much depth. The roasted flavors, mild bitterness, run throughout.
M: Not a big fan of this. The handpump doesn't add much to the darkly roasted porter flavors.
06-03-2012 19:54:31 | More by akorsak
3.33/5 rDev -10.7%
Served on cask at the brewpub in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer was served a deep brown color with a small tan head. The head faded rather fast giving very little lacing.
Smell – The nose is quite light. There are hints of raosty malt with a very light coffee and chocolate aroma.
Taste – The taste was of roasted malt up front. A dark bread mixed with a very light amount of roasted coffee and chocolate. There is a light sweetness of brown sugar and a very small amount of vanilla in the beginning and the middle of the taste. The flavors bitter more toward the end at the expense of the sweet, and leave a somewhat roasty and somewhat bitter flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – A nice creamy body with a lighter level of carbonation. Very classic for a cask with some accentuation of the body. The creaminess complements the roasty flavors quite nicely.
Overall – It was worth a try, but one I would likely not go back to any time soon. It had a very nice mouthfeel, but was pretty average in every other category.
04-17-2012 00:24:33 | More by Darkmagus82
4.3/5 rDev +15.3%
Appearance: Very dark brown with a medium-sized, tan, creamy mostly diminishing head. Attractive rings of lacing.
Smell: Very nice dark roasted aroma. light coffee, moderate chocolate, molasses, a little herbal.
Taste: Smooth, smoky, malty, a little bit sweet without going overboard, light berry
Mouthfeel: The smooth texture from the hand pump compliments this beer very well. It feels almost velvety, Full-bodied but not overly filling.
Drinkability: This is remarkably easy going down. A slight bitterness on the finish encourages every next sip. One of my favorite beers that they offer (but I am a sucker for a good porter.
04-26-2005 16:30:27 | More by ski271
4.18/5 rDev +12.1%
Hand pumped from a cask for Firkin' Friday at Otto's
A - Dark brown with virtually no head, which was to be expected for a non-carbonated hand pump.
S - Initial smell was tobacco and roasted chocolate malt. Tobacco character faded as the beer was allowed to warm, and notes of chocolate and coffee came through
T&M - Full bodied, creamy and smooth. Tobacco notes come through in the taste, along with the dark roasted malt character, chocolate and espresso. There is a slight ashy flavor, and again the light wood character is detectable.
D - Very enjoyable; this could easily be my go to beer at Otto's were it not only available on Fridays!
Notes: Served too cold IMHO. I knew enough to allow it to warm a bit, but most of the flavors were not as present at the temp served.
05-15-2010 02:49:24 | More by ZeroSignal
Arthur's Robust Porter from Otto's Pub and Brewery
- out of 100 based on 9 ratings.