This is a very good winter beer, it has a nice malted flavor thats predominately "roasty" with an undercurrent of caramel sweetness in the finish. Colorwise, the beer is at the darker end of the style guidelines, very dark with a ruby-red hugh that comes through if you hold the glass up to the light. The beer ends up around 7% ABV, and has a little bit of an alcohol taste and a nice kick. The Galena hops bitter the beer and make a nice compliment to the roasty winter flavors. It will definitely warm you up on a cold winter's day.
This is an excellent beer on its own if you like darker stronger flavors, and it also pours one hell of a black and tan.
I named the beer Pascha's Robust Porter after my German Sheppard because the black and red color of the beer matches the color of my dog, and Pascha is her name. I was surprised by the beautiful red color of this beer because I expected something more along the lines of black.