Smuttynose Robust Porter - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Reviews by JTBacon:
4.53/5 rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Honestly, I had to refrain and have some control not to rate this beer a 5 overall. But I have a tough time of giving anything perfection, so I had to give it a little room for improvement, although it just isnt needed. I have only had a small share of these, but each time the greatest of this beer further demonstrated to me. This is theee perfect autumn beer. Dark, above-average strength, smells like heaven, and was meant to enjoy like no other beer. It is so good, I just had one in the middle of August, on a hot summer day. Let's see how many other dark porters can say that!
But seriously, this beer is not for someone look to enter a keg race or for some "lightweight" looking for an alternative to a Coors Light. This beer was created for beer drinkers, and no pretenders should even bother.
With this beer there is no stupid additives to make it special. No fruit, no sting from too much hops (sorry IPA lovers), and no to catchy name. This is a special beer that we should all be thankful exists.
Well played Smuttynose, you have done well.
Serving type: bottle
08-13-2012 21:32:01 | More by JTBacon
More User Reviews:
3.99/5 rDev -3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Best by 10/01/14 at 45 degrees into snifter
Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate
Head large (5.5cm), light brown, fizzy/frothy, rapidly diminishing 3 mm ring
Lacing excellent - thick layer covering inside of glass
Body dark brown/black, opaque
Flavor of bitter roasted malt, dark chocolate, and some coffee; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl. Ends rapidly leaving a slight bitterness behind.
Palate medium, creamy, lively carbonation
A decent porter lacking the fruity esters and hop bitterness.
Serving type: bottle
07-03-2014 21:06:30 | More by Ozzylizard
Smuttynose Robust Porter from Smuttynose Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,930 ratings.