Smuttynose Robust Porter - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Reviews by TenHornsProud:
4.33/5 rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Pours a light black with a tan head that lingers and laces.
Smells of chocolate, coffee, sweet caramel malt along with some spicy/earthy hops...almost a hint of wood or oak.
Taste is up front coffee and chocolate that goes into a more astringent, coffee middle with a hint of grapefruit hop character, before ending on a chocolate finish that lingers along with toasted bread notes and, again, some oak/wood. Really nice flavor and what I think of when I think of the style.
Medium to lighter body with medium to low carbonation and no alcohol character.
Damned fine porter that has a dark chocolate and coffee character. It is also highly drinkable...a real winner.
Serving type: bottle
05-12-2012 01:01:39 | More by TenHornsProud
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4.75/5 rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass at around 50°F
Appearance: Thick pour; Black, no light coming through, with a thick two finger root beer float-like head that sticks around. It sure does look the part!
Smell: Chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, and a hint of smoke; The aromas are extremely clean and satisfying.
Taste: Rich chocolate and heavy roasted malts. Great smoky and burnt espresso-like aftertaste. Huge flavors for 6.0% abv.
Mouthfeel: Heavy medium; Very full-bodied and chewy for a regular porter.
Overall: This may very well be my favorite porter that I've personally tried and one of my favorite beers in general. It gives Founders a serious run for its money. Right when you think the flavors have subsided, they keep coming with a fulfilling, lingering aftertaste. It demands your attention at relatively low abv. Considering that this is practically the cheapest craft beer by the case in my area (yes, even more so than Sierra Nevada), it has been my go to beer this winter as I've bought a few cases. Porters are often too thin and lack flavor, but this, Founders, and Edmund Fitzgerald keep me coming back to the style, especially on a chilly night. Robust and world class indeed!
Serving type: bottle
02-26-2014 02:43:25 | More by Bone53
Smuttynose Robust Porter from Smuttynose Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,779 ratings.