American / Robust Porter

Anchor Porter

Anchor Porter

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In the midst of sampling their Christmas Ale (’99-’11 vertical) I took a break to indulge on this wonderfully crafted dark ale.  I’ve had this beer before, but it has been a few years since.  I wanted to revisit it for a few reasons:  1) it is good beer and 2) it is a great […] ... [Read more]

Founders Porter

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Michael:  A simple name, practically boldly so. No barrel aged, no catchy alliteration, just plain porter. But this one from Founders is anything but a run-of-the-mill brew. Again, upon suggestion of one of the beer guys at the local liquor store, I am sampling a porter, not one of my usual favorite styles. After the […] ... [Read more]

Arcadia Ales Barrel Aged Shipwreck Porter

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Michael:  I have grown to love barrel aged beers. I’m practically a sucker for them. Barrel aged Bud Light Lime, you say? Mmm, sounds great I’ll have two! Oh it’s so complex, so subtle, what a groundbreaking brew! Ok, I’m definitely not that bad, but I have indeed enjoyed barrel aged beers more and more, […] ... [Read more]

Emmett’s Robust Porter

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First off, I’m not a huge porter fan. That was, until this porter hit my unsuspecting tongue. In general, porters are a bit weak for me, I like big, smooth and robust and typically the porter just doesn’t hit those notes for me. This one, however, is a whole different story. As I said, robust […] ... [Read more]

Samuel Adams Holiday Porter

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Three weeks ago I got my first Christmas present. A little early perhaps, but a gift it was. Mr. Sam Adams decided to allow me to purchase his 24 bottle Holiday Sampler pack for $20.99. For less than $1 a bottle, I stocked my fridge for at least, well, a week or two. So today, […] ... [Read more]

Summit Imperial Pumpkin Porter

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Michael:  A few months ago a couple of PHM reviewers and I toured St. Paul’s very own Summit Brewing Co. A beautiful facility and an informative tour, it all ended with a few sample pints poured Summit’s very own brewmasters. We spoke with one of them, who we soon found out was next in line […] ... [Read more]

Deschutes Black Butte XXI Porter

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John:  I kept this baby in the darkness of my wine cellar (on a basement shelf :)) for one year. It about killed me not to drink it in the first two weeks. After that I forgot about it until I noticed a Post It note on it with the date! The time had come […] ... [Read more]

O’so Night Train Oatmeal Porter

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I spent ten hours of my Saturday pursuing the darkest of beers. Dark Lord Day 2010 proved to be an adventurous, exciting, crowded, collaborative, craft beer-filled day. Coming down from the high of scoring four of my very own Dark Lord bombers, my sleepy Sunday afternoon needed a dark brew accompaniment. I had purchased this […] ... [Read more]

Deschutes Black Butte Porter

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This was a $2.99! When I bought it from John at Dennis Brothers I looked at the receipt and told him there must be a mistake. No mistake. A 22 oz great porter for under $3. I lean toward the stout side of beers but liked this anyway. It is a “stout light”. It pours […] ... [Read more]

Big Sky Bobo’s Robust Porter

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Bobo’s Robust Porter is a limited release American Porter brewed by Big Sky Brewing Company in Missoula, Montana. ABV stands at 6.2%. The following is our team review of this beer: Michael: It pours a deep, dark, earthy brown with faintly purplish edges. The head is like a topping of soil and dissolves quickly into […] ... [Read more]