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Bobo's Robust Porter - Big Sky Brewing Company

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very good

212 Ratings
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Ratings: 212
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 4
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Big Sky Brewing Company visit their website
Montana, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
32 IBU

(Beer added by: loren01 on 09-05-2006)
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

Dave2234, Aug 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

thufflife, Aug 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

zestar, Aug 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

JoelClark, Aug 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

322wingedfoot, Jul 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

lakersfan16, Jul 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

ChaseTheAce, Jul 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

MrBIP, Jun 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

bscalt, Jun 21, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +12.6%

Dark chocolate brown and completely opaque. Thin, creamy head on the pour. Decent retention.

Sweet, malty, roasted aroma.

Dense, malty, fruity, roasted flavor. All in perfect balance. Smooth molasses. Rich toffee and toasted almond. Fresh baked biscuits with maple spread. Mild earthy hop blends perfectly, allowing the malts to shine through.

Medium to full bodied with lots of malt texture. Low-medium carbonation. Smooth, rich feel.

Exactly what a porter should be.

bnes09, Jun 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

fiveiron, Jun 07, 2014
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3.81/5  rDev -0.3%

12 oz bottle poured into glass mug.

A - Pours black with a finger and a half of dark brown creamy head.

S - There is a good amount of roastiness in the aroma and I pick up some coffee and chocolate

T - This is heavy on the roastiness. I get roasted, perhaps even burnt, coffee, with semi-sweet chocolate and a general nuttiness. I like the roast but it's on the edge of being too burnt. Wish the chocolate was sweeter, too.

M - Moderate body with low-to-moderate carbonation.

O - A decent porter with good chocolate, coffee, and nut notes. Just a bit heavy on the roast.

ExaltedNecrosis, May 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

thebeeler, May 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

MattXT, May 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

WDJersey, May 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

neckbeered, May 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

tjb27, May 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

tbone64, May 11, 2014
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3.24/5  rDev -15.2%

App: almost no head, with syrup black look, and a cherry sweet moderate aroma once poured to pint

Entree: first few sips, and the cherry taste hits you, which unpleasantly then stays with you through to the aftertaste; however, third the way thru pint, cherry dissipates enough, and now tastes like a weakened porter should (weaker meaning almost a metallic taste, and an abnormal aftertaste compared to your standard porters).

Dessert: Another limited release ( just prior sampled the Avery New World hopped Porter), and oddly, would have to go Avery over Bobo's on this one.

Honisbygonis, May 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

This beer is nearly black and it's looking pretty thick, too. The head that rises on top is a strong, rocky medium brown one with some staying power and heft. The lacing it leaves clinging to the glass is patchy and plenteous.
This beer is consistent from aroma to flavor and is pretty much a standard-setter for the so-called "robust porter," almost a style in its own right now. Where it keeps from crossing from porter to stout may be a mystery, but it's got the necessities: a big, strong, roasty malt backbone, a dry sort of edge with just a little sweetness cutting the char and roast from being acrid, heavier notes of barley-like grains, and the dark chocolate & coffee (in this case grounds) combo that comes with it all.
The body has the appropriate robustness, not disappointing, in a big, full body with an ashy dryness most of the way though. Crispness is light but sustained with nice smoothness.

Brenden, Apr 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Sampling right now on 4/26/14. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a vintage 'Schlitz' pilsner glass.

Poured a pitch-black in color that you can't see through at all with a small beige head. Just a small trace of lacing is seen but not much. The aroma is of roasted malts, bitter-sweet chocolate with a mild hint of vanilla. The taste has more going on with the bitter-sweet chocolate hitting your tongue first followed by the roasted malts, a hint of coffee and a trace of vanilla. Actually very smooth with no bitter aftertaste. Perfect carbonation.

BeerWithMike, Apr 27, 2014
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3.79/5  rDev -0.8%

Sit Bobo....sit...Good dog...for those who are in and round 40yrs will know what reference I just put down. Bobo poured an opaque black with ecru head that is thick and leaving some lace. The scent has roast and hints of chocolate. The taste has some coffee, caramel and peat. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its an ok porter....definitely sessionable.

WoodBrew, Apr 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

nearengine, Apr 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

jzlyo, Apr 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

kristenrae8, Apr 08, 2014
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Bobo's Robust Porter from Big Sky Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 212 ratings.