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Smuttynose Robust Porter - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,929 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,929
Reviews: 996
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 124
Gots: 91 | 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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SickPythons

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4.83/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jan '11 on the Best By label

Poured a bit warm at 60° into a stemmed tulip glass.

In through the nose are some great roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee aromas. I also get some citrus hop characteristics that seem to strengthen as the beer makes it way to my belly.
Smelling this beer makes me want to cuddle up with it for a while.

As for the taste, more greatness. Beautifully balanced roasted and smokey malts with the hop bitterness culminate into an aftertaste that playfully bounces from sweet to bitter and back again. The coffee and chocolate flavors make me want to have this beer for breakfast with my crossword puzzle.

As you can tell, this is one of my favorite porters. I also give it some props for having a cool label.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2010 23:55:01 | More by SickPythons
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Smuttynose Robust Porter from Smuttynose Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,929 ratings.