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Robust Porter | Reuben's Brews

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3.95/5
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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:
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Added by MA08 on 11-29-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,344
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
81
pDev:
9.87%
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Photo of devilmakesthree
5/5  rDev +26.6%
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 MacStinson
4.56/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jason_nwx
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Laklimell
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of BeerisUber
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of zeledonia
4.49/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

My first beer from this now-local brewery. Tasted 2 June 2015.

Pours opaque dark brown, nearly black, with only a bit of light passing through the edges. Two big fingers of medium tan head, great retention, lovely lacing.

Smell is everything a porter should be. Dark and rich. Coffee with a hint of sweetness. A bit of char. Complex and exactly what I'm looking for.

Taste is really good, though not on the level of the smell. Coffee again, a little bitter but smooth. Again a bit of charred wood. Could use the sweetness that's apparent in the smell, as it's a shade empty and sharp.

Feel is outstanding. Medium-bodied, leaning heavy, but with delightful buzzy carbonation, low-level but persistent, that continues to stir things all the way through. Fluffy in the finish.

This is a stellar porter, up there with my favorites (e.g. Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald). Taste is the low point, and it's not that low.

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Photo of jtirpak22
4.43/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

22oz. bottle poured into tulip, bottle had been in my fridge ~6 mos. Poured dark brown/black with thin layer of tan head. Roasty coffee aroma. Taste is equally roasty with subtle chocolate notes. Nice medium mouth feel. Overall a fantastic beer, much like everything else they produce.

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4.42/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EdwardAbbey
4.39/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of almostjay
4.39/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A near perfect Porter. Awesome brew.

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Photo of MA08
4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

5 oz sample poured at the brewery. Poured a deep jet black with a thick tan head that retains. Strong burnt and choclate malts smells permiate. Thick mouthfeel. Strong but balanced smells of chocolate, smoke and some piney hops. This is a great porter, comparible to Founders Porter and Deschutes Black Butte. Receommended.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of jmccraney
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of crob3888
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The_Golden_Spruce
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fsck
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Adamostella
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of woodenbones
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Chingringo
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Sound_Explorer
4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Robomunky
4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sixpoint
4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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