Smuttynose Robust Porter - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Reviews by bnes09:
4.35/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Ink black and mostly opaque. Light tan head with exceptional retention and lace.
Aggressive roasted and smokey aroma. Hint of bourbon in the nose.
Robust malt flavor of coffee, dark chocolate and licorice. Aggressive hop flavor with pine, soap and herbs. Hint of molasses sweetness to balance. Tons of flavor and well balanced.
Medium bodied, well carbonated, dry finish.
Good stuff. Really hits the spot.
Serving type: on-tap
04-30-2012 00:18:38 | More by bnes09
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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 1,777 ratings.