Smuttynose Robust Porter - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Reviews by gillagorilla:
3.26/5 rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
12 oz. bottle poured into a Burley Oak tulip (best by 10/15/13)
A: Thick black with a light mocha head that was small and disappeared quickly.
S: Sweet malt with a nice roasted character to it. Not much here that I am picking up. All roasted out.
T: Very roasty and almost reminds me of a lager (at least in the mouthfeel and taste). I get very little hops here. Just tastes odd to me. Roasted malt is all I get, with a bad mixture of pine to finish off the bland and miniscule aftertaste.
M: Even and thorough crispness throughout, quite coarse.
O: It might just be that I don't like American Porters (judging by my extreme dislike of Sweet Baby Jesus), but I like Baltic Porters (Sixpoint's 3beans). It is just roasted malts with no complexity. Not a big fan I guess.
Serving type: bottle
06-26-2013 04:23:53 | More by gillagorilla
More User Reviews:
3.99/5 rDev -3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Best by 10/01/14 at 45 degrees into snifter
Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate
Head large (5.5cm), light brown, fizzy/frothy, rapidly diminishing 3 mm ring
Lacing excellent - thick layer covering inside of glass
Body dark brown/black, opaque
Flavor of bitter roasted malt, dark chocolate, and some coffee; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl. Ends rapidly leaving a slight bitterness behind.
Palate medium, creamy, lively carbonation
A decent porter lacking the fruity esters and hop bitterness.
Serving type: bottle
07-03-2014 21:06:30 | More by Ozzylizard
4.03/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
On tap at Boneyard Bistro in Sherman Oaks, CA.
Pours an opaque super dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and char aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa, char, and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast and hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a nice balance of roast and hop aspects.
Serving type: on-tap
06-23-2014 03:24:57 | More by UCLABrewN84
Smuttynose Robust Porter from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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