12B. Robust Porter
Examples: Anchor Porter, Sierra Nevada Porter, Great Divide Saint Bridget’s Porter, Deschutes Black Butte Porter
Serving Temp: 50°- 55°
Glassware: Pint Glass, Mug
Aroma: Roasty aroma should be noticeable may be pronounced with coffee and/or chocolate undertones.
Appearance: Pours a dark brown with garnet highlights with a fluffy tan head.
Flavor: Noticeable roasty malt flavors of strong coffee, dark chocolate or slightly burnt toast.
Mouthfeel: Medium-full body that may finish drier because of roasty characters. Warming alcohol feeling may be present.
Food Pairings: Cuisine: barbecue, Mexican. Cheese: earthy. Dessert: chocolate. Meat: beef, smoked meat, grilled meat.
HopHeadSaid: Robust porters are really easy to pair with food. Their roasty notes resonate with grilled foods and their flavor intensities ensure they will hold their own in most pairings. Robust porters also pair well with many desserts. Their roasty flavors help balance sweeter desserts while their dark chocolate/coffee flavors resonate well with chocolate desserts.