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Robust Porter | Reuben's Brews

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3.95/5
Very Good
81 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by MA08 on 11-29-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,420
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
81
pDev:
9.87%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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0
Gots:
9
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Ratings: 81 |  Reviews: 20
Reviews by mentor:
Photo of mentor
1.91/5  rDev -51.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours nearly a layer of tan head over a pitch liquid that has dark brown edgings when held to light. Smells chocolate, burnt grains, worty, nutty, beefy. Pretzels, clean mild alcohol sting, malted chocolate shake. Tastes much the same. There is something not right about this beer. The burnt character is just too strong and very off putting. I dumped this one. Medium-thick in the mouth and mild carbonation.

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
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 aquazr1
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle poured in a tulip. Pours brownish black with a short tan head. Some lacing remains in the glass. Nose is a light coffee roast. Taste brings out more of the coffee and a faint taste of cocoa. Mouthfeel is medium to light.

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Photo of chossboss
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of juicebox
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kevwcamp
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of troymonty
3.65/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mdaschaf
4.11/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap at Reuben's. Review from notes.

A: Pours a deep brown color with an off-white head on top. Decent head retention with minimal lacing.

S: Nice mixture of coffee and chocolate with some hearty burnt malt and a bit of caramel.

T: More of a cocoa flavor than chocolate with more roasted/burnt malt. Thick caramel and a bit of pine on the finish.

M: Medium bodied, maybe a touch thin for a porter, but smooth.

O: A solid porter, nice flavor profile, deep roasted malt, borderline burnt.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of RenzoD
3.6/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark tan head. Fades quickly. Pure black, dark as night. The way a porter should look! Lovely roasty aroma. Tastes of roasted sugars, faint hints of chocolate, pipe tobacco-like bitter finish. Hops well balanced. Goes in way too smooth; very enjoyable mouthfeel. Maybe a little too thin but certainly not watery.

Overall a great porter. But not quite as memorable as other Reuebens beers. Still very worthy of your dough and palate.

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Photo of DOCRW
4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jason_nwx
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of drone
3.47/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boozecamel
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spark3148857
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Reuben's Brew snifter. Pours a very dark brown, appearing opaque black in the glass, with a thin light brown head that dissipates to a thin ring around the glass with light lacing. Mild aroma of sweet toasted malt, milk chocolate; lightly lactic. Flavor of toasted, lightly charred malt, cocoa, light coffee, flavor drops off to a drier, mild charred malt flavor with some light grassy hop bitterness. Medium bodied. A rather dry, charred malt porter instead of the sweeter mild stout of the aroma. The malt body is not quite as substantial as I would hope for the strong char component. I enjoyed this and liked the roastiness, but would have liked a bit more balance.

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Photo of Eighty
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of VashonGuy
4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Laklimell
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of indy351
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of dipso123
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Andyourdog2
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of deac83
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Robust Porter from Reuben's Brews
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 81 ratings
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