Robust Porter | Reuben's Brews

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3.92/5
Very Good
96 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Reuben's Brews
Washington, United States
reubensbrews.com

Style: Robust Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by MA08 on 11-29-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,483
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
96
pDev:
9.95%
 
 
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Ratings: 96 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of psoriasaurus
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ajlvt
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spikester
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown with three finger of tan head.
Smell is sweet and rich.
Taste is sweet chocolate malt with rich coffee bitterness.
Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. Finish is balanced and lightly dry.
Overall a very tasty Porter. Well done.

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Photo of rfreed
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of shelby415
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PrynneCabin
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pianoguy
3.74/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle. No discernible bottling info

Pours a solid black body with a tan head. No visible carbonation. Very little retention or lacing.

Overall scent is not very prominent, but it improved as it warmed. I'm getting mostly grains along with some faint coffee notes

Taste follows with a nice dose of bitterness. Nice slightly bitter finish
...Is this the "robust flavor" ?

A somewhat chewy mouthfeel. Seems a little under-carbonated.

Value (does not affect score) On sale for $4.70 at supermarket, regularly $6.99. IMO It's decent value at the sale price but not at the full price ( think overpriced Black Butte porter)

Overall A good solid average porter

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Photo of bv51
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Smooth

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Photo of mintzmeet
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Wonderful porter! Strong coffee flavors and roasted, ever so slightly burnt malt. Beautiful optics. Simple profile. Tan colored head. Some might say toilet water undertones (but not really

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Photo of sqpat
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RB3
3.24/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Unremarkable and not "robust". Pours dark like it should. Boring head and smell. Tastes OK but switches between what I would expect from a yummy porter to the car oil taste I've had at home brewer tastings in Ballard. Maybe some hints of cocoa and cream but seems like a stretch. Not bad but I expected something grander.

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Photo of chill-i-am
3.33/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hreb
3.55/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

22oz bottle stamped 110717, 5.9% ABV, 30 IBU, and served in a tall glass. Beer pours dark brown, opaque int he glass, and topped with moderate chestnut head. Roasted barley aroma like a stout. Pondering a stout the first thing I consider is that this has a much thinner mouthfeel, and more sharply carbonated. There's a grainy sourness to the malt, which brings a delicate aspect of astringency to the beer, and in the aftertaste it comes around as a coffee flavor. Robust porter? There's a multitude of flavors here, but none of them overly strong, and notably, none of them hop-forward. I think this is a really interesting beer and I'd love to taste it alongside a bunch of other American and English porters, because I think this one would really stand out. But maybe this style of porter just isn't my thing, or not right now.

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Photo of RJLarse
4.36/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Wolf Creek Steak House. A very nice porter.

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Photo of 1971bernat
3/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of deac83
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of devilmakesthree
5/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

L: Creamy coffee head, dark black in the center, rich brown on the margins.
S: Toffee, coffee, and dark rye bread.
T: Delightful. Roasty malts and a character I can't quite put my finger on that is almost universally in dark Washington beer. I assume it's the water. I love it.
F: Good and carbonated. It may be Robust in flavor, but not mouth feel. Sure sign of a good Porter.
O: Excellent. Highly recommended.

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle, unclear date code

Very dark brown, tan head that fades. Aroma of milk chocolate. Taste is mostly chocolate too, but not sweet. Bitterness is enough to balance. Thicker bodied.

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Photo of chossboss
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AirBob
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ContentmentDIPA
3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AndrewMichael
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle shared during dessert at Thanksgiving. L: Very dark brown with good head retention, not overpowering. S: Dark roasted malt, hint of chocolate. T: Labeled as robust porter, and definitely fulfills that. Strong roasted, robust malt flavors. Only a hint of chocolate and bitterness very low. F: Medium, lighter bodied, just under 6% abv as well. O: Stoked my brother brought me a bottle of this to try from Seattle.

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Photo of Cheesyd64
3.57/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drone
3.47/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of crob3888
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Robust Porter from Reuben's Brews
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 96 ratings