Smuttynose Robust Porter - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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4.93/5 rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
In a word, "mind-blowing"! This beer is so smooth that even Lando Calrissian would be proud.
Pour is an opaque black, with just a hint of "root-beer" brown a the edges when held against bright light. The head is a warm tan, with stiff suds, leaving photogenic lacing as it slowly dissolves.
The nares are immediately confronted with a mix of baker's chocolate, molasses, earth, coffee and hops.
The flavor is undoubtedly dark chocolate and roasted malts, but the finish is blessed with a smooth and lingering light "hoppiness" that sits nicely until it fades a minute or two later.
It goes down smooth, but lets you know it's there.
It's simple, yet well executed. This is exactly what a porter should be. Drinking this ale straight from the refrigerator would be a sin. Rather it is served best just cooler than room temp, IMO, which allows the flavor and aroma to be best appreciated. I cannot recommend a better porter to anyone who enjoys the style.
A seasonal "elixir of the gods". Thank you, Smuttynose.
Serving type: bottle
12-06-2011 22:56:34 | More by datalager
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