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Robust Porter - Reuben's Brews

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BA SCORE
86
very good

30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 13.92%
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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Reviews by ssteakley:
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3.03/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

ssteakley, Nov 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

kevwcamp, Jan 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

acurtis, Jan 12, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

mdaschaf, Feb 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

jmccraney, May 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

spark3148857, Jul 16, 2013
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3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

LiquidAmber, Dec 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

ygtbsm94, Oct 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

CaptainQ, Mar 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Kurmaraja, Jan 26, 2014
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3.66/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

HuskyinPDX, Dec 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

bernat1971, Apr 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

fsck, Jul 21, 2013
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4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

flagmantho, Oct 31, 2013
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4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

MA08, Nov 29, 2012
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Robust Porter from Reuben's Brews
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