Smuttynose Robust Porter - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Ratings: 1,926 | Reviews: 996 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Mancer:
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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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
4.03/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
On tap at Boneyard Bistro in Sherman Oaks, CA.
Pours an opaque super dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and char aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa, char, and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast and hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a nice balance of roast and hop aspects.
Serving type: on-tap
06-23-2014 03:24:57 | More by UCLABrewN84
Smuttynose Robust Porter from Smuttynose Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,926 ratings.