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BJCP 2008 Guideline

Porter - Robust Porter

BJCP 12B

BJCP 2008 12B Robust Porter style example
12B - Porter / Robust Porter

 

IMPRESSION

A substantial, malty dark ale with a complex and flavorful roasty character.

COMMENTS

Although a rather broad style open to brewer interpretation, it may be distinguished from Stout as lacking a strong roasted barley character. It differs from a brown porter in that a black patent or roasted grain character is usually present, and it can be stronger in alcohol. Roast intensity and malt flavors can also vary significantly. May or may not have a strong hop character, and may or may not have significant fermentation by-products; thus may seem to have an "American" or "English" character.

EXAMPLES

Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter, Meantime London Porter, Anchor Porter, Smuttynose Robust Porter, Sierra Nevada Porter, Deschutes Black Butte Porter, Boulevard Bully! Porter, Rogue Mocha Porter, Avery New World Porter, Bell's Porter, Great Divide Saint Bridget's Porter

You can view the complete style details on the BJCP website. The 2008 style guide is obsolete but there is a similar 2015 style that you can view below...

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VITAL

OG: 1.048-1.065
FG: 1.012-1.016
IBU: 25-50
SRM: 22.0-35.0
ABV: 4.8-6.5%

BJCP 2008 12B Robust Porter style example
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