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Smuttynose Robust Porter - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,363 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 2,363
Reviews: 1,051
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 158
Gots: 261 | FT: 2
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-18-2000

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
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Ratings: 2,363 | Reviews: 1,051
Photo of sdeese21
3.58/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcall384
4.31/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BalancingBrooms
3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hallertau
3.24/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Very plain, don't understand the praise here at all. No nose, thin too.

Photo of terpdog
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Waingro666
4.85/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mwar
3.34/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of maxson924
3.65/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopmeplease
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MikeAndrews
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Winston3737
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of moot2142
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ThaneMcC
3.79/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

In brief, nice dark brown pour with light tan head. Smells strongly of dark malts, burn sugar, leather and smoke. Taste is strong burnt, bitter with mild sweet molasses and rather sharp, bitter carob/cocoa flavor and a lot of non specific smokey notes. Unlike any porter I've had, a little put off by the almost acrid flavor and finish. A bit of a burnt aftertasted I'm not accustomed to, perpahs this is typical of the style?

Good overall, complex flavor profile, I tend to prefer sweeter maltier porters.

Photo of zenithberwyn
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BryantForestry
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jay_C
3.77/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of beaulabauve
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StArnoldFan
3.62/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lochef81
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vikingron
3.55/5  rDev -14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beef_Curtains
4.48/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of redleg411
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vipsanius
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Smuttynose Robust Porter from Smuttynose Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,363 ratings.