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Smuttynose Robust Porter - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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2,218 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,218
Reviews: 1,019
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.65%
Wants: 141
Gots: 170 | 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 -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a deep brown with a thin, tan head. Smells of roast malts, brown sugar, mild fruity esters. I'm surprise there's no coffee in this. Big coffee and roasted malt flavor dominates. Solid bitterness in the finish, which feels like a mix of roasted malt and hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is moderate in weight. Carbonation is relaxed. Overall, this is a very solid porter, leaning more towards stout territory IMO.

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4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle served in a pint glass
A shade lighter than black and semi opaque, the bubbles on top are thin and light khaki in color. The smell is coffee and roast malt, dark caramel maybe a hint of chocolate and a bit of floral hops. The taste is a wonderful balance of the roast malt character combined with bitter black coffee and a rather assertive hop bitterness that blends nicely with the bitter character of the malts. Medium in body with low to medium levels of carbonation, the finish is a little bit dry and definitely bitter I'd prefer it to be just a bit more smooth and have a sweeter finish. Overall this is quite good I cant believe I've overlooked it for as long as I have.

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Smuttynose Robust Porter from Smuttynose Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,218 ratings.