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Robust Porter - Reuben's Brews

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Robust PorterRobust Porter

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BA SCORE
86
very good

29 Ratings
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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)
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mentor

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1.88/5  rDev -51.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours nearly a layer of tan head over a pitch liquid that has dark brown edgings when held to light. Smells chocolate, burnt grains, worty, nutty, beefy. Pretzels, clean mild alcohol sting, malted chocolate shake. Tastes much the same. There is something not right about this beer. The burnt character is just too strong and very off putting. I dumped this one. Medium-thick in the mouth and mild carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2013 02:54:16 | More by mentor
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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.

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Robust Porter from Reuben's Brews
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