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Smuttynose Robust Porter - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,118 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,118
Reviews: 1,008
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 137
Gots: 143 | 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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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Meyers1023, Oct 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

videofrog, Oct 25, 2014
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4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Best before 03/11/15.

Great looking pour from the bottle. Black with some brown/ruby highlights and a large tan head with great retention. Tons of roasted malts and chocolate in both the aroma and flavor. Full bodied and dry, yet so smooth and easy to drink.

This is one of my favorite porters. Hands down. So full of flavor with a big roasted quality but excellently balanced. I love that this beer is readily available to me all year round. It's something that is in my fridge more than other beers.

Jacobob10, Oct 25, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

Simon123, Oct 24, 2014
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4.92/5  rDev +18.8%

LearnedHand, Oct 24, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Two fingers worth of tightly packed crisp medium to dark khaki colored froth with a bit of a batter like top... Turns a bit creamier as it settles a bit... Really nice retention... The color is a deep dark brown... There was a slight reddish hue noticed during the pour... Mostly still with just a few micro carbonation streaks seen towards the top of the glass... Chocolate, coffee and roasted malt in near equal proportions... Everything a porter should display on the nose... The flavor profile tilts towards to a lot more of the roasted malt and slightly less of the coffee and chocolate notes... There is also a subtle but complimentary hop presence... On the fuller side of medium bodied... Slightly dense... Moderate to sharp carbonation... There is a slight grittiness and chalkiness about this one... Finishes with just a touch of dryness... An outstanding American Porter... When combining that with the modest price point, this could prove to be a go to brew...

philbe311, Oct 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

yancot, Oct 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

avisong, Oct 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

bluehende, Oct 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

JayCheG, Oct 22, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -9.2%

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3/5  rDev -27.5%

esmyth15, Oct 19, 2014
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603to843, Oct 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

kevindp9, Oct 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.76/5  rDev -9.2%

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4.66/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

J_Dub, Oct 14, 2014
Smuttynose Robust Porter from Smuttynose Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,118 ratings.