Bobo's Robust Porter | Big Sky Brewing Company

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3.82/5
Very Good
239 Ratings
Bobo's Robust PorterBobo's Robust Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Big Sky Brewing Company
Montana, United States
bigskybrew.com

Style: Robust Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A small bottle with big flavor! Brewed with six different malts and generously hopped, robust doesn't really begin to describe this beer. Smooth chocolate flavors with hints of Coffee, Caramel and Vanilla. Hop presence is copious and is matched by rich malt flavors.

32 IBU

Added by loren01 on 09-05-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#19,641
Reviews:
106
Ratings:
239
pDev:
10.99%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
17
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 239 |  Reviews: 106
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- The beer is served a dark brown nearly black color with a one finger head of tan foam. The head is very retentive, fading slowly over time to leave a light level of foam on the sides of the glass.
Smell - The aroma of the brew is huge of roasted malt and smells of coffee. Along with these aromas comes some light notes after vanilla, cocoa, and grain.
Taste- The taste begins with lots of roasted and toasted malt with a light showing of a coffee taste. As the taste advances, the coffee gets stronger and stronger, becoming more and more pronounced. All the while, the taste sweetens quite a bit more as more caramel and some brown sugar comes to the tongue. With even more coffee and some burnt roast coming to the tongue at the end, one is left with a robust (for a 5.8% abv. brew), roasty, and coffee taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel- The body of the brew is moderate in thickness with a carbonation level that is low. The carbonation level is perfect for the dark and roast, but a little thicker body may have been slightly better. Overall the feel was decent.
Overall- A fairly nice more roasty and coffee porter that isn't too overly sweet. Not too shabby!!

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Photo of MacStinson
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz bottle into glass. No bottling date information found.
Deep brown colored body. Initial pour brings forth half a finger of tan head, which dissipates to a small island and ring. No lacing.
Smells of dark roasted malts, with notes of chocolate, coffee, caramel, and a hint of licorice.
Taste is rich with the dark roasted malts (which are robust but not burnt nor charred). Chocolate, coffee, and slightly sweet caramel. Slightly chalky.
Medium, creamy mouth feel. Low carbonation.
Solid but not spectacular porter. Taste has depth but is a little thin.

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Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a becher pint glass. The appearance was a black color with a finger’s worth of off white foamy head that fell off at a decent pace. Sly messy lace. The aroma had some roasted coffee beans, subtle grounds, light wood, some earthiness, dried leaf, some hay and just a touch of vanilla at the very end. The flavor was roasty and sweet combining it all fairly nice and added a touch of clean caramel malt. Aftertaste slightly leaned closer to the roastiness. Finish was somewhat dry and roasty. The palate was almost medium bodied, sitting just a tad under and having a decent sessionable sort of smooth feel along my tongue. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt fine. Overall, pretty nice porter that I could have again.

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Photo of Jodio
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kjkinsey
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stevoj
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Deep and dark, semi sweet chocolate and roast grains. Thick brown foamy head. Aroma is soft and sweet, taste brings the bitterness, and lingers on the palate, like melted chocolate. A keeper.

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Photo of corywalston
3.15/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 22Blue
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beertunes
3.48/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fredmugs
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Joncasso
5/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It's a solid porter. The flavors are not overwhelming. I would love another one

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.56/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and char aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa, char, and dark fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice balance between roast and fruit qualities all around.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.4/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FreshHawk
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hawkster316
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good porter without all the unnecessary extra flavors. Robust is an apt description

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Photo of nicole309
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of a77cj7
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Techichi
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of ADKbeerguy
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Deep dark brown, thin film of a head, light espresso, chocolate, caramel, creamy smooth, good for people who do not like a lot of roast bitterness, very drinkable, almost sessionable, chocolate and dark but not roasted malts.

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Photo of themorninglark
4/5  rDev +4.7%

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Bobo's Robust Porter from Big Sky Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 239 ratings