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AleSmith Robust Porter - AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith Robust Porter
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Reviews: 7
Hads: 47
Avg: 4.02
pDev: 22.39%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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AleSmith Brewing Company
California, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Porter | 6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: pmarlowe on 02-07-2013

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Robust Porter served on Nitro at the brewery – San Diego, CA
Notes from 02/20/2015 - Full pint

A: Dark chocolatey brown that lightens to a more russet color as you near the glass edge. One finger width of khaki tan cream layers nicely over top. Some lazy hang time to this one and a few remnants of sticky lace left clinging to the glass.

S: The nose is slightly smoky and surely robust with lots of dark roast grain character coming through. I get some very clean and forward coffee roast blended in with a few smoother nutty malts and some mellow chocolate aromas. Smells the part and seems to be quite inviting to me.

T: Freshly roasted coffee abounds with an underpinning of dark chocolate cream and cacao. There is an all-encompassing light brown sugar sweetness to this and just a whisper of smoke but overall everything is so smooth and well blended. Touch of earthy hops towards the finish to help cut back on the roast and sweetness. For the style this is very solid. Rich with roast flavor but somewhat dry and lighter in overall feel.

M: Light moderate body and somewhat thinner in feel but with a very smooth and frothy texture enhanced by the Nitrogen gas. Minor amount of hop bitterness and a light drying effect in the finish. Smooth and creamy throughout.

D: I really found this to be another example of great craftsmanship by AleSmith. It is incredibly smooth and rich with dark roasted malt flavors. Everything you look for in a Porter and comparable to Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald with a slightly more roasted edge to it I would say. A real treat to have on nitro!

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On tap at AleSmith Brewing Company in San Diego, CA.

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Thin rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and slight char. Taste is much the same with a cocoa flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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AleSmith Robust Porter from AleSmith Brewing Company
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