I started with Thirsty Dog Brewing Company's Old Leghumper Robust Porter. At one time, this brewery was Dayton's only true brewpub (although they've since packed up and left us dry). So here goes:
Brewery: Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Brewery Location: Northeast Ohio
Beer: Old Leghumper Robust Porter
BJCP Style: 12B Robust Porter
A: Opaque, black, pours thick, rich mocha head, head settles quickly, but rings the edge of the glass.
S: Sweet, dark roast aroma--black and chocolate malts
T: Assertive roasted malt presence up front--you can really taste the black and chocolate malts; some slickness on the tongue; slight presence of chocolate and coffee, but mainly overpowered by roast bitterness.
M: Full mouthfeel, although not overly carbonated.
D: The roast bitterness is a bit overwhelming for me, although appropriate for the style. Pairs well with extra sharp cheddar cheese. Overall, I think the roasty taste is out of balance with the chocolate and coffee flavors. This beer is decent, but there are other examples of the style that I prefer more. Not sure I'd buy another sixer, but I would order it if it were on tap someplace and I'd certainly recommend it to a friend.
Most BA reviewers seem to like it more than I do (note that I've added this review to BA, too).