Cheshire Valley Robust Porter 2012

Aroma:  A rich chocolate, coffee, and dry roast aroma is present.

Appearance: Black in color with a full, tan-colored head with moderately good head retention.

Flavour: Moderately strong malt flavour featuring a lightly burnt, black malt character, chocolate and coffee flavours with a bit of roasty dryness in the finish.

Overall the flavor finishes medium dry.  The hop flavor is low yet balances the roasted malt flavors.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is medium to medium-full. Moderately low carbonation.

Overall Impression: A substantial, malty dark ale with a complex and flavourful roasty character.

Vital Statistics: OG:   14.9 P

IBUs:  31 FG: 4 P

SRM: 32 ABV: 5.8%

Food Pairings:  Pair with hearty foods – meats with gravy, BBQ grilled beef (the charred flavors of a nice grilled steak pair wonderfully with the roasted notes in this beer). Oysters go great. Desserts such as flourless chocolate cake or truffles. It will stand up to stronger cheeses such as cheddar, well-aged cheese, Stilton.

Availability:

Check availability at:  C’est What, beerbistro, Bar Volo, The Only Cafe, Castro’s, The Dominion on Queen, The Burger Bar, The Rhino, Bryden’s, The Monk’s Kettle, The Rebel House, The Brain, Woolwich Arms, and Gambrinus Bistro

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    Updated March 13, 2018

    Robust Porter is back!

    Our Robust Porter is chocolaty with hints of coffee and caramel. It's an opaque black, and designed to keep you warm on cold winter nights. The beer finishes slightly sweet but doesn't sit heavy on the palate with hoppy or roasty bitterness. Hops are Northern Brewer, but this beer is all about the malts. About 20% of this beer is made up of dark malts (Chocolate Malt, Black Patent Malt). Chocolate malt brings flavours of coffee and dark chocolate, as well as an understated dark fruit flavour. Black Patent malt contributes to the inky blackness of the robust porter without any of the roasty bitterness of roast barley. Pairs well with BBQ and sweet desserts.