AleSmith Robust Porter | AleSmith Brewing Company

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68 Ratings
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Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company
California, United States
alesmith.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by pmarlowe on 02-07-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
68
Reviews:
9
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
8.19%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
4
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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On tap at Fermentoren Copenhagen, post-CBC. Dark pour with a thin head. Roasted malts, dark chocolate and just a hint of coffee.

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4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap at The Hopping Pig in a Shaker pint.

A: Dark-brown with ruby edges and minimal head if any.

S: Very sweet caramel with cola-sweetness and some raisin aromas.

T: Very cola like but finishes with more roast but overall sweet.

M; Light for the style and pretty easy to drink with low carbonation and light-medium body.

O: Okay but a little weird with the sweeter cola flavor.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at The Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NT.

This one pours a dark glossy looking black, with a big creamy head, and a good amount of lacing.

Smells like rich creamy chocolate, a hint of smoke, earthy roasted malt, and just a hint of hops.

This is absolutely godly, and a wonderful surprise. It's got a really perfect balance to it, with just a hint of hop bitterness, awesome expansive roastiness, a whisp of light smoke, and a deep chocolate flavor that carries over into the aftertaste. I could easily drink a ton of this- it's superbly good.

This is medium bodied, just the right body to be able to drink a lot of it, but also the right body so it's still pretty rich. It's very creamy, with a good level of carbonation.

Absolutely stellar. For just regular-ass porters, with no additions or barrel-aging, this might be only second to Everett. It's that good.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Robust Porter served on Nitro at the brewery – San Diego, CA
Notes from 02/20/2015 - Full pint

A: Dark chocolatey brown that lightens to a more russet color as you near the glass edge. One finger width of khaki tan cream layers nicely over top. Some lazy hang time to this one and a few remnants of sticky lace left clinging to the glass.

S: The nose is slightly smoky and surely robust with lots of dark roast grain character coming through. I get some very clean and forward coffee roast blended in with a few smoother nutty malts and some mellow chocolate aromas. Smells the part and seems to be quite inviting to me.

T: Freshly roasted coffee abounds with an underpinning of dark chocolate cream and cacao. There is an all-encompassing light brown sugar sweetness to this and just a whisper of smoke but overall everything is so smooth and well blended. Touch of earthy hops towards the finish to help cut back on the roast and sweetness. For the style this is very solid. Rich with roast flavor but somewhat dry and lighter in overall feel.

M: Light moderate body and somewhat thinner in feel but with a very smooth and frothy texture enhanced by the Nitrogen gas. Minor amount of hop bitterness and a light drying effect in the finish. Smooth and creamy throughout.

D: I really found this to be another example of great craftsmanship by AleSmith. It is incredibly smooth and rich with dark roasted malt flavors. Everything you look for in a Porter and comparable to Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald with a slightly more roasted edge to it I would say. A real treat to have on nitro!

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AleSmith Robust Porter from AleSmith Brewing Company
4.03 out of 5 based on 68 ratings.
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