image courtesy of our Flickr page A few days ago while walking up and down the grocery aisles we spotted a familiar beer previously enjoyed many times at the local pub, or the brewery.

Brewery Description

A Robust Porter in style, this dark, full bodied ale has notes of roasted barley, coffee and bitter sweet chocolate. Fast becoming Flyers' flagship beer!

Brewers Association Guidelines on Robust Porter

Robust porters are black in color and have a roast malt flavor, often reminiscent of cocoa, but no roast barley flavor. These porters have a sharp bitterness of black malt without a highly burnt/charcoal flavor. Caramel and other malt sweetness should be present and in harmony with other distinguishing porter characters. Robust porters range from medium to full in body and have a malty sweetness. Hop bitterness is medium to high, with hop aroma and flavor ranging from negligible to medium. Diacetyl is acceptable at very low levels. Fruity esters should be evident, balanced with roast malt and hop bitternes

Our Thoughts. You Should Try This. It’s not hard to understand what makes this beer one of Flyer’s most popular beers. Whether enjoyed with some poultry or a plate mozzarella sticks you can’t go wrong with this robust porter.

Flyer’s Pacemaker Porter as you would expect with its dark characteristics and strong clarity represents the style. Poured out of a 22 ounce vessel the beer produces an inch of mocha-colored froth, that leaves behind a large island of lace on the surface as it warms up.

With notes of ‘hour-old’  roasted coffee, biscuit breadiness, slight floral (earth tones) and mild sweetness, we can see why this beer is popular at the pub.

But it isn’t until the first sip that we are able to appreciate its hints of milk, hour old coffee, espresso, and earthiness; before it finishes sweet. Overall Pacemaker Porter has a medium to strong weight to it as it rests on the tongue and there isn’t much in the way of stickiness.

Thoughts by your Colleagues


In accordance with new FTC regulations regarding bloggers and endorsements, the aforementioned company has provided me a free sample that was used for research prior to writing this review.

About the photo’s author

Paul “Fruit Trees” Orchard, is an amateur craft beer enthusiast and amateur photographer. Throughout the many years in craft beer he is always carrying a camera (smartphone, digital, traditional) and is invites you to see that beer can also be exciting even if you can’t drink the photo.

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