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Bobo's Robust Porter - Big Sky Brewing Company

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very good

226 Ratings
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Ratings: 226
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.99%
Wants: 4
Gots: 9 | 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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2.88/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a longneck into an oversized pilsener glass. A moderate pour produces about one inch of light brown head, which proves not terribly sticky for this type of beer. The beer is a very dark reddish-brown which scarcely admits light.

Lots of roasted malt on the nose and palate. The number one flavor is probably hours-old coffee which has a rather burnt, acrid note. There may be some unsweetened chocolate trying to come through. Some lingering and rather unpleasant astringent bitterness in the aftertaste. The body is rather heavy, and more like a stout.

I don't particularly care for this beer- to my mind it could have a little more chocolate, maybe some nuttiness, and not so much of a burnt coffee flavor. The aftertaste is what really kills it for me- it is really kind of a yucky, involuntary reflex kind of bitterness, and not pleasant at all.

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3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz bottle to pint glass

Appearance - stout like, darkest brown possible to black, opaque clarity with no light coming through. Minimal head, minimal lacing

Smell - getting lots of char, bitter chocolate, coffee, whiff of grassy hops

Feel/Taste - Smooth, creamy body, light carb. Medium light body. Taste is of very roasty coffee and chocolate, earthy/grassy light hops, feint fruity notes as well on the finish. Lightly bitter and dry on the finish also.

Overall - An enjoyable, flavorful porter. This damn near borders on stout territory for me, minus a little body. The roasty character is very prominent in this brew. Big sky definitely nailed what they were going for here: a robust porter.

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Bobo's Robust Porter from Big Sky Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 226 ratings.