One for the cold evenings, or in front of an open fire, this porter really lives up to it's name.
The Good: I don't mind a good porter on occasion, and as soon I popped this bad boy open I was greeted with a nice chocolaty, almost stout like aroma. This here is much smoother than a stout, yet as the name suggests, well... robust. The bottle informs me they add a big whack of rolled oats to the grist, which is what give the silken finish.
The Bad: Nothing major, but I did feel like once I got about half way through I was getting something like a watery mouthfeel? Not sure I can describe it well, maybe it'd be fair to say the flavours took me further towards a full blown stout yet the body wasn't quite there. Could it be 'too smooth'?
Enjoyment: Nice winter porter, very relaxing sipping this while playing a Miles Davis LP on a winter's evening. As I've said before, I don't usually go back for more than one dark beer, but this one I definitely could (If I'd actually bought more than one). Really nice chocolate flavours, great malt drive you look for in a porter, and as per the namesake, Robust! Would say this would go great with a chocolate based dessert.
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