Smuttynose Robust Porter - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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4.06/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Aggressive pour yields an opaque deep brown brew with subtle garnet highlights and a frothy inch and a half tan head that lingers, eventually dissipating and leaving sheets of lacing all around.
Roast malt and coffee dominate the aroma initially, with hints of vanilla and chocolate lurking I'm the background. There's a burnt brown sugar sweetness present.
Flavor follows suit, with huge roast malt character giving way to chocolate mid palate, which lingers into the slightly bitter finish. There's an underpinning of slightly acrid coffee and char. Citrus hops are subtle, and blend well.
Body is a on the full side and fairly creamy, with fairly low carbonation and a bit of alcohol warmth.
Great example of the style, with enough chocolate and coffee to accompany the roast malt character. A little heavy on the char, but very rich.
Serving type: bottle
02-09-2013 19:21:01 | More by barczar
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