Reuben's Brews // Robust Porter // Seattle, WA // 5.9% ABV 30 IBU
Color: Black with fawn-colored head
Smell: Freshly brewed coffee, caramel
Taste: Roasted, hopped, dark chocolate (I'm talking 80% cacao). The hoppy, roasty bitterness lasts throughout the profile, never letting sweetness overwhelm the palate.
Overall: The name's not lying - this porter is robust indeed! So forget the standards of porters being too dark and rich. The Robust takes on bold roasted elements without ever letting malt sweetness take over.
Pairing Tip: Donuts. The sweetness of frosting and fried dough can stand up to the Robust without getting too sugary.