About Robust Porter

About Robust Porter
Robust porters range from brown to dark brown in color and are often stronger in alcohol than standard porters, ranging from 5-7%. These beers often feature rich roasted flavors and strong American or English hop characteristics depending on the interpretation of the style. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter, Bell’s Porter and Moylan’s Chelsea Porter.

Top Picks for Robust Porter

Gilgamesh Brewing Company Terry Porter
86 points
Dusty bronze color. Roasted aromas and flavors of roasted pecan, figs, hint of rubber eraser and clay, and mint with a supple, vibrant, finely carbonated, fruity light-to-medium body and a medium-length finish that shows notes of chocolate banana muffin and praline finish. A bright fruity porter with a sweet chocolatey malt core.
Reuben’s Brews Robust Porter
86 points
Medium brown color. Aromas and flavors of baking chocolate, roasted root vegetables, and grilled kale with a supple, crisp, effervescent, dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, breezy finish revealing touches of nutskins, pepper, espresso, and citrus rind finish. A rich, dry, lightly peppery porter for the table.