Description

The Robust Porter features more bitter and roasted malt flavor than a brown porter, but not quite as much as a stout. Robust porters have a roast malt flavor, often reminiscent of cocoa, but no roast barley flavor. Their caramel and malty sweetness is in harmony with the sharp bitterness of black malt. Hop bitterness is evident. With U.S. craft brewers doing so much experimentation in beer styles and ingredients, the lines between certain stouts and porters are often blurred. Yet many deliberate examples of these styles do exist. Diacetyl is acceptable at very low levels.

Quantitative
  • SRM Color Scale
    30+
  • International Bitterness Units (IBUs)
    25 - 40
  • Alcohol by Volume (ABV)
    5.1% - 6.6%
Flavor
  • Alcohol
    Mild
  • Hop Aroma/Flavor
    Hop aroma and flavor are not perceived to medium. Hop bitterness is medium
  • Malt Aroma/Flavor
    Grainy, Bready, Toffee, Caramel, Chocolate, Coffee. Caramel and other malty sweetness is in harmony with the sharp bitterness of black malt, without a highly burnt/charcoal flavor
  • Yeast Esters
    Fruity esters may be present
  • Yeast Phenols
    Not common to style
Palate
  • Body
    Mouth-Coating
  • Carbonation
    Low to High
  • Finish Length
    Medium
  • Attenuation
    73 - 82
Ingredients
  • Hops
    Kent Goldings, Fuggles
  • Malt
    Munich, Crystal, Chocolate, Black Patent
  • Water
    Varies
  • Yeast
    Ale
Food Pairings
  • Cheese
    Gruyere
  • Entrée
    Roasted or Grilled Meats
  • Dessert
    Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
Appearance
  • Carbonation
    Slow to Fast Rising Bubbles
  • Clarity
    Opaque
  • Color
    Very Dark to Black
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