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Smuttynose Robust Porter - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,943 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,943
Reviews: 997
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 128
Gots: 93 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This hearty, mahogany colored ale is brewed to evoke the dark, full-bodied ales that were a favorite of dockworkers and warehousemen (hence the name “Porter”) in 19th century London. It is a good bet that when Dickens’ Mr. Pickwick sat down for a pint, we would have been drinking an ale much like our Robust Porter.This is a smooth and very drinkable beer, characterized by its well-balanced malt and hops, plus subtle notes of coffee and chocolate.

43 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-18-2000)
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Mancer

New York

4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The bottle poured out a dark brown body with a one finger high light brown head. The head dissipated to a lace that lightly coated the top of the beer. The initial aromas were of roasted barley, chocolate and coffee bean notes. The initial flavors are of full blown roast. There's a bitter unsweetened chocolate flavor with coffee beans, hints of dark fruits and finished with a roasty finish. The lingering roast was nice on the palate. The brew had a light to medium body with medium carbonation.

I've waited to review this beer as it as one of the original porters had ever tried. So a year later comes this review and I have to say this porter is still one of the best that I've had. The roast flavors are fantastic and the backing malt flavors round out the beer nicely. Can't go wrong with a Smuttyy.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2011 15:23:11 | More by Mancer
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Poured from 12 oz. bottle to pint glass

A - Rick dark cocoa-colored body with a foamy latte head.

S - Ridiculously roasty - tobacco, molasses, and espresso. Just a hint of ripe fruit esters.

T - The roasted malt notes are immediate and enveloping - think a decadent dark double chocolate chip cookie. A touch of dark roast coffee in there, too. The finish has a dash of piney bitterness from the hops and some fruity esters.

M - Velvety and creamy, cut a bit thin feeling on the finish. The carbonation is lively but not overwhelming.

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Smuttynose Robust Porter from Smuttynose Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,943 ratings.