Robust Porter | Reuben's Brews

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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

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Added by MA08 on 11-29-2012

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Ratings:
79
Reviews:
19
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
10.16%
 
 
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of vfgccp
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mdaschaf
4.11/5  rDev +7%
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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Photo of rab53
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of IPAchris
3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
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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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of flagmantho
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: extremely dark brown with no light let through at all. Head is a finger of frothy tan foam; quite attractive.

Smell: rich, roasty aroma with coffee and chocolate elements. There's also a pretty forward earthy, vegetal hop character which is surprisingly well-placed in this brew. Usually it's a distraction, but in this "robust" context it works for me.

Taste: creamy and a little bready; I really like the malt character here. Could they have thrown in a little rye? It would be within character for the brewer. Coffee flavors persist, as well as that vegetal character from the aroma (albeit a little subdued). I like it.

Mouthfeel: medium-rich body with a good carbonation and a really nice creaminess. There's a real velvety smoothness here which I love.

Overall: a tasty and satisfying porter; definitely well-executed. Great stuff.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.82/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.84/5  rDev 0%
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 HuskyinPDX
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle opened on 11.2.13

A - Pours a dark to medium brown with a small, fine light brown head with good retention.

S - Very roasted and lots of coffee.

T - Nice bitter coffee and roasted malts.

D - Lower carbonation with a medium body.

O - Coffee and roasted malts. Ok, nothing special.

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Photo of Sound_Explorer
4.21/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of AnitaBrewski
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
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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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of Moose90
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served On-Tap

A — Pours a deep brown color with a puffy mocha colored head that leaves behind nice consistent lacing.

S — Smells of nicely roasted chocolate malts, light cocoa and coffee notes, dry.

T — Tastes nice and dry, richly roasted chocolate malts and coffee tones, very nice.

M — Medium bodied, lightly crisp, clean and lingering finish.

O — Very nice porter from Reuben's not sure it deserves the "Robust" tag with its lowish ABV, still great nonetheless.

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4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2015-06-06
22oz bottle poured into a pair of tulips. 099 G 2103 2014 stamped near the bottom of the bottle. 11.03.14 stamped on the label. Don't know what they mean. But, I expect robust porters to age OK.

Pours black with a biggish light brown head. Lots of fine, slow active carbonation. Smell is dark musty fruit. Roasty, sweet.

Taste is roasty bitter with a little plummy/date flavor. Very classic porter flavor, and very tasty.

Mouthfeel is surprisingly thin and surprisingly gritty. Overall, very solid porter. I like it.

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Robust Porter from Reuben's Brews
3.84 out of 5 based on 79 ratings.
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