Robust Porter | Reuben's Brews

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3.92/5
Very Good
87 Ratings
Robust PorterRobust Porter
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by MA08 on 11-29-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,617
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
87
pDev:
10.2%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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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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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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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

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

Photo of RBuckley73
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of brewskifan55
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the brewery.

A: Chocolate brown with a tan one finger head that lingered. Thick lacing.

S: Roasted chocolate, coffee, and cocoa.

T: The char comes through, featuring chocolate, cocoa and a coffee bitterness on the finish that gives this one an English Brown Ale feel.

M: Medium with medium, dry carbonation.

O: I wasn't expecting so much coffee on the finish, but still a decent porter. Very affordable in a bomber.

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4.42/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Robust Porter from Reuben's Brews
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 87 ratings