Karass Robust Porter
Rare Form Brewing Company

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Rare Form Brewing Company
New York, United States
Porter - Robust
3.91 | pDev: 7.42%
Jan 29, 2019
Jun 25, 2014
Very Good
Notes: None
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3.94 by edthehead from New York on Jan 29, 2019
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3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Gajo74 from New York

On tap at Beer Shop, NYC.
Pours a black color with a marvelous mocha cap head. As the head soon dissipates, a ring of lacing remains.
The nose is very enticing, with aromas of nutty malt, dark chocolate, cocoa powder, coffee and roasted malt. As the beer warms, flavors of dark chocolate,
The taste highlights the roasted malt bitterness. It provides a mild acidity in the middle palate and a bitter espresso bean finish. As the beer warms, bitter dark chocolate flavors develop, along with a touch of bright citrusy hops.
The only thing that bothered me about this brew was how thin and watery the body felt at first. As the drink unfolds, the body becomes fuller, although still a bit short of robust. Smooth mouthfeel overall, with moderate carbonation.
Nice porter overall that emphasizes the bitterness and roasty flavors, albeit not as “robust” as the name implies.

Nov 03, 2018
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4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by EMH73 from New York

Had on tap. Pours black with a thin mocha head that left a couple rings of lacing. Smells and tastes of dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee and a bit of smokiness. Medium to full bodied for the style, light carbonation, creamy mouth feel.

Aug 06, 2018
3.78 by TomMorris from Connecticut on Apr 16, 2018
3.75 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut on Nov 24, 2016
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3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by clayrock81 from Florida

Poured a black body with one-finger head and a lace ring down the glass. The aroma is smoky and dry with roasted malts everywhere. Mostly a dry, smoky, woody beer with roasted malts dominating the profile but there is enough bitter chocolate sweetness in background to add a little balance.

Oct 26, 2016
3.9 by Sammy from Canada (ON) on Aug 29, 2016
3.99 by JW_WNC from North Carolina on Aug 15, 2016
3.7 by JoeMans from New York on Jul 23, 2016
3.75 by JeffKowalek from Tennessee on Mar 21, 2016
3.98 by Kinger86 from Maine on Jan 17, 2016
3.79 by InspectorBob from New Jersey on Nov 12, 2015
4 by brentblack1 from New York on Oct 26, 2015
3.71 by nyrblue2 from New York on Jul 04, 2015
4.04 by prisdefer from New York on Nov 02, 2014
3.75 by Bluetree from New York on Oct 24, 2014
3 by sachie23 from New York on Oct 15, 2014
4.5 by iwantmorehops from Vermont on Aug 18, 2014
4.25 by vonnegut21 from New York on Jul 17, 2014
4.25 by mctizzz from California on Jul 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

served from the tap at the brewery, in a tulip glass.

appeared jet black and opaque in color, but not much head, just a few foamy bubbles. smell and taste are right to style, bold roasty coffee and and bitter chocolate notes. mouth feel was great - nice and thick, and very smooth.

overall a great first beer to try from them. I'll be sure to visit them next time I'm in Troy.

Jun 27, 2014
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