1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Robust Porter - Reuben's Brews

Not Rated.
Robust PorterRobust Porter

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
86
very good

29 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 29
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.95%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Reuben's Brews visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MA08 on 11-29-2012)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Ratings: 29 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by the Alström Bros:

  None found.

More User Reviews:
Photo of kevwcamp
kevwcamp

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

01-19-2013 17:20:17 | More by kevwcamp
Photo of acurtis
acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

01-12-2014 14:34:46 | More by acurtis
Photo of mdaschaf
mdaschaf

Washington

4.1/5  rDev +5.9%

Had on tap at Reuben's. Review from notes.

A: Pours a deep brown color with an off-white head on top. Decent head retention with minimal lacing.

S: Nice mixture of coffee and chocolate with some hearty burnt malt and a bit of caramel.

T: More of a cocoa flavor than chocolate with more roasted/burnt malt. Thick caramel and a bit of pine on the finish.

M: Medium bodied, maybe a touch thin for a porter, but smooth.

O: A solid porter, nice flavor profile, deep roasted malt, borderline burnt.

02-01-2013 01:20:11 | More by mdaschaf
Photo of jmccraney
jmccraney

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

05-16-2013 13:05:35 | More by jmccraney
Photo of jason_nwx
jason_nwx

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

02-17-2014 21:03:26 | More by jason_nwx
Photo of spark3148857
spark3148857

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-16-2013 06:06:51 | More by spark3148857
Photo of LiquidAmber
LiquidAmber

Washington

3.8/5  rDev -1.8%

Poured into a Reuben's Brew snifter. Pours a very dark brown, appearing opaque black in the glass, with a thin light brown head that dissipates to a thin ring around the glass with light lacing. Mild aroma of sweet toasted malt, milk chocolate; lightly lactic. Flavor of toasted, lightly charred malt, cocoa, light coffee, flavor drops off to a drier, mild charred malt flavor with some light grassy hop bitterness. Medium bodied. A rather dry, charred malt porter instead of the sweeter mild stout of the aroma. The malt body is not quite as substantial as I would hope for the strong char component. I enjoyed this and liked the roastiness, but would have liked a bit more balance.

12-22-2013 03:56:37 | More by LiquidAmber
Photo of Eighty
Eighty

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-05-2014 20:25:34 | More by Eighty
Photo of Laklimell
Laklimell

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

05-14-2013 05:16:07 | More by Laklimell
Photo of ygtbsm94
ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

10-23-2013 06:12:31 | More by ygtbsm94
Photo of CaptainQ
CaptainQ

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

03-06-2014 02:41:48 | More by CaptainQ
Photo of Kurmaraja
Kurmaraja

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.4%

01-26-2014 06:54:45 | More by Kurmaraja
Photo of ssteakley
ssteakley

Washington

3.03/5  rDev -21.7%

I ama anew at drinking Porter's this is my third one so take this with a bit of salt but I was not at all impressed here. The finish disappeared immediately. The smell started out right but it never even started after that. better than a Miller Light but that is about I can say about this one....I will try and educate myself and try some more Porters but it was not as good as the other two I had in Seattle recently.

11-11-2013 03:03:36 | More by ssteakley
Photo of HuskyinPDX
HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.66/5  rDev -5.4%

Bottle opened on 11.2.13

A - Pours a dark to medium brown with a small, fine light brown head with good retention.

S - Very roasted and lots of coffee.

T - Nice bitter coffee and roasted malts.

D - Lower carbonation with a medium body.

O - Coffee and roasted malts. Ok, nothing special.

12-26-2013 18:09:59 | More by HuskyinPDX
Photo of bernat1971
bernat1971

Washington

3/5  rDev -22.5%

04-09-2014 17:19:12 | More by bernat1971
Photo of fsck
fsck

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

07-21-2013 20:58:50 | More by fsck
Photo of flagmantho
flagmantho

Washington

4.08/5  rDev +5.4%

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: extremely dark brown with no light let through at all. Head is a finger of frothy tan foam; quite attractive.

Smell: rich, roasty aroma with coffee and chocolate elements. There's also a pretty forward earthy, vegetal hop character which is surprisingly well-placed in this brew. Usually it's a distraction, but in this "robust" context it works for me.

Taste: creamy and a little bready; I really like the malt character here. Could they have thrown in a little rye? It would be within character for the brewer. Coffee flavors persist, as well as that vegetal character from the aroma (albeit a little subdued). I like it.

Mouthfeel: medium-rich body with a good carbonation and a really nice creaminess. There's a real velvety smoothness here which I love.

Overall: a tasty and satisfying porter; definitely well-executed. Great stuff.

10-31-2013 22:56:45 | More by flagmantho
Photo of BeerisUber
BeerisUber

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

07-03-2014 03:39:23 | More by BeerisUber
Photo of Adamostella
Adamostella

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

12-22-2013 01:09:13 | More by Adamostella
Photo of MA08
MA08

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +11.9%

5 oz sample poured at the brewery. Poured a deep jet black with a thick tan head that retains. Strong burnt and choclate malts smells permiate. Thick mouthfeel. Strong but balanced smells of chocolate, smoke and some piney hops. This is a great porter, comparible to Founders Porter and Deschutes Black Butte. Receommended.

11-29-2012 17:31:14 | More by MA08
Photo of woodenbones
woodenbones

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

06-21-2013 06:20:57 | More by woodenbones
Photo of crowellbw
crowellbw

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.4%

05-06-2014 19:53:43 | More by crowellbw
Photo of LoveStout
LoveStout

New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

01-12-2014 18:31:57 | More by LoveStout
Photo of strongaf
strongaf

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

12-02-2013 07:13:10 | More by strongaf
Photo of ArchEnemyBrew
ArchEnemyBrew

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

10-25-2013 05:33:11 | More by ArchEnemyBrew
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Robust Porter from Reuben's Brews
86 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.