Bobo’s Robust Porter

This is one limited release from Big Sky I wish wasn’t limited. Bobo’s is an excellent porter that gives you a touch of everything the style can offer. Black in color with a dark brown, chocolate-looking head, it has a smoothness you’d expect after looking at it.  The mouthfeel is creamy, soothing and packed full of multiple flavors that, while subtle, are still satisfying.  Throughout the sip you notice bits of caramel, coffee, chocolate and some of the patented porter smoky flavor.  Each is subtle enough to blend together wonderfully, none out-shining the others, so that the overall flavor is rather subtle itself.  Any more flavor and it would be too much for the lightness of the beer.  Instead, the subdued-yet-noticeable flavors fit right in with the refreshing mouthfeel.  To top it all off is a creamy finish that’s not as creamy as a stout and delivers one last bit of chocolate to bid farewell.  It might sound like there’s a lot going on, but there’s really not.  Bobo gives a touch of everything without giving too much, tasting very simple in the process.  If you’re looking for a dark beer with good flavor that isn’t overpowering, or a porter that gives you what porters should, Bobo fits both bills.  This is a top-notch porter and another great Big Sky creation.

Overall                 9/10
Color                    10
Thickness            5
Hops/Malt          3
ABV                       6.2%

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