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Smuttynose Robust Porter - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,926 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,926
Reviews: 996
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 124
Gots: 90 | 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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cratez

Ontario (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle purchased at Premier Gourmet in Buffalo, NY.

Pours a very dark and opaque brown, basically black, with a thick ring of frothy mocha head and strands of spider web lacing on the pint glass.

Smell is floral and grassy hops, roasted malt, smokey ashtray, port, hint of molasses, cookie crumble, and baker's chocolate.

Taste is dark chocolate, black coffee, roasted malt, burnt grains, vinous port wine flavours, slightly tart and acidic, hops add spice with a mild, lingering bitterness and some char on the cough.

Medium mouthfeel is silky-smooth, chocolatey in texture, at times slick, prickly spiciness on the palate with a bone dry, chalky finish.

Bang on for the style, this is a classic American Porter that I could easily drink on a nightly basis. A well-rounded brew.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2011 17:51:11 | More by cratez
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Smuttynose Robust Porter from Smuttynose Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,926 ratings.