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Smuttynose Robust Porter - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,929 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,929
Reviews: 996
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 124
Gots: 91 | 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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dmamiano

West Virginia

4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very dark brown,,almost black. Ruby edges show through when held to the light.

Decent tan head after a hard pour.Quickly fades to a lace.
Smell is very roasty. Of roasted malts, chocolate also very evident.
Taste is very full. Strong roastiness and very, very heavy undertones of chocolate.
Finishes on the bitter side and leaves an "ashy" taste in the mouth.
On of the best porters I have had in a while!

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2008 01:00:24 | More by dmamiano
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Smuttynose Robust Porter from Smuttynose Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,929 ratings.