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Smuttynose Robust Porter - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,284 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,284
Reviews: 1,034
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.65%
Wants: 150
Gots: 209 | 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: 2,284 | Reviews: 1,034 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of JoshFrantz
4.57/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of misternebbie
4.8/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AD17
3.56/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of markgugs
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of mick303
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From bottle, good appearance with a dark brown colour and good film retention. Smell had coffee and some dark cocoa but also some fusual alcohol esters. Pleasant roasty and licorice herbalness. Taste is creamy with chocolate and toasty malt and a good dose of bitter earthy hop notes. Pleasant feel, dark licorice notes, dark malt, some orange spice. Good roastiness with a creamy satisfying mouthfeel. Enjoyable porter, some warmth and spice to it. Pretty good balance to make it a satisfying but quenching porter.

Photo of RogieRog
3.25/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not a bad tasting beer dark,rich & robust flavor.

Photo of tard24
4.49/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brunop
5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

the platonic ideal of the type. in my considered opinion, this is the epitome of the style. when i want a porter, this is what i want.

Photo of Rootscipio
4.4/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kcarter71
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cfletchlives23
4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cconsalvo
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MOVERTON1284
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeff_whitman
4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kw_pip
4.4/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark flat not too sweet good winter flavors

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

Photo of Pete_IV
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I havnt had this beer in a while, but what a solid porter.

Photo of ManWithNoName
4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of grahuba
4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tekstr1der
4.52/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Roasted malt nose, dark opaque black with brown head. Strong malt up front with lingering coffe and some hops to finish. Delightful stuff.

Photo of JNForsyth
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of bmeehan
3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

Good flavor, but really strong. A little too strong.

Photo of xbrettfavrex
4.75/5  rDev +15%

Smuttynose Robust Porter from Smuttynose Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,284 ratings.