a) Brown Porter
Brown porters are mid to dark brown (may have red tint) in color.
No roast barley or strong burnt malt character should be perceived.
Low to medium malt sweetness is acceptable along with medium hop
Light- to medium-bodied beer.
Fruity esters are acceptable.
Hop flavor and aroma may vary from being negligible to medium in character.
b) Robust Porter
Robust porters are black in color and have a roast malt flavor but no roast barley flavor.
These porters have a sharp bitterness of black malt without a highly burnt/charcoal flavor.
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.
Fruity esters should be evident and balanced with roast malt and hop
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