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Smuttynose Robust Porter - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,090 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,090
Reviews: 1,006
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 137
Gots: 144 | 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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3.86/5  rDev -6.8%

dexterk1, Sep 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

kuhndog, Sep 27, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

Chris_S, Sep 27, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +1.4%

Mordhaus, Sep 27, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -9.2%

dads_basement, Sep 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Captain_Komamura, Sep 26, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev +0.2%

amvrana, Sep 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

StephRai, Sep 25, 2014
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3.86/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a stout glass. Looks black and slick-bodied, visible carbonation with a finger-width of tan head.
Smells of roasted coffee and chocolate. Mostly coffee. Nice.
This has flavors of coffee and chocolate notes, and despite the hops lending an additional tobacco/ char flavor to me, it seems nicely balanced.
Smooth, medium to light mouthfeel. Seems earthy and quite dry.
This was enjoyable even though porters aren't my go-to preference. I haven't tried too many, in fact I recall only Black Butte, and that was excellent. This one seems solid too.

TBoneJones, Sep 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

abex44, Sep 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

turfy, Sep 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

A Nice head atop deep brown body. Noticeable coffee notes with enough sweet/bitter interplay to keep me interested. More fizz than other porters, but balanced by a slightly sweet back. Mild aroma and a good foamy-cling to my glass. Not the best but another good example of the style.

mpbenr, Sep 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

carlitos92, Sep 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

n2pux, Sep 21, 2014
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LoudRed, Sep 20, 2014
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4.35/5  rDev +5.1%

KLReed, Sep 20, 2014
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4.82/5  rDev +16.4%

One of the best beers made in America, bar none. Within the style, this is honestly the best I've ever had. It is amazingly smooth, and big for its's abv %, with the smell of a chicory/mocha latte and the taste of earthy hop-infused milk chocolate. It's dark, it's smooth, and it's textured, but the flavor is pure comfort food (drink). It can be a little hard to find sometimes (not because of distro, either, just because a lot of places choose not to pick it up), but do yourself a favor - if you like porters and you see this one PICK IT UP.

It's a sin, I know, but one of my favorite guilty pleasures is to go pick up some cheap chocolate ice cream and go to town on it alongside one or two of these guys. A match made in heaven.

BradenMK, Sep 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

mrcraft, Sep 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

indianabeerman, Sep 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

PittBeerGirl, Sep 16, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +1.4%

obrike, Sep 16, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +3.4%

Getalegup, Sep 15, 2014
Smuttynose Robust Porter from Smuttynose Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,090 ratings.