My week finished out pretty strong this time around. Work wasn’t great, but my girlfriend was being normal for once, and even did the laundry. As evening rolled around, I was finally able to try Big Sky Brewing Company’s TGBOAT acclaimed porter; Bobo’s Robust Porter. I had over-looked this bottled blackness for way too long. This was to be my first run in with Big Sky and, always eager to try new things, I was giddy like a freshman going to his first house party.
Bobo’s Robust Porter poured an opaque, thick, dark-chocolate color. An inch or so of a frothy tan head disappeared quickly, but carbonation was still apparent in this brew as bubbles clung to the inside of the glass. I immediately noticed the pleasant nutty malt aromas rising from the brew along with the faint bitterness of alcohol. These were followed by a rich smoky flavor full of subtleties. Strong smoky malts, sweetness, chocolaty goodness, and a generous hop bitterness round out the full flavors of this porter. This Big Sky concoction had a pleasing feel to accompany the taste; smooth and full-bodied, just like a lady.
Bobo’s gave me a great first experience with Big Sky and I rather enjoyed it. A classic porter with many flavors that blend together to create a unique experience. I am saddened only by the fact that I let this one escape me for so long. It was, however, an awesome surprise; it was the five dollars in my pants pocket after doing laundry. Not only did I get a nice surprise, but this beer is a perfect way to relax after a long week of teaching Chicago’s miscreant children. Cheers to Big Sky, see you again soon.
Verdict: Buy a Twelve pack