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Smuttynose Robust Porter - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,174 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,174
Reviews: 1,013
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.65%
Wants: 139
Gots: 158 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

BabaBeer, Nov 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Spongy, decent head with a froth brown head, pours a dark brown color.

Has aromas of toffee, coffee, creamy chocolate, roasted malts, hints of raisins and salt - very inviting, also very sweet smelling.

Begins with wooden malts among a toffee sweetness with hints of cane sugar, which directly turns more present, accompanied by molasse. Burned malts settle the balance in this one, smoothing the way for a spicy coffee bitterness, wrapped up by soft cream, creating a smooth mouthfeel. High carbonation adds complexity and piercing force to the coffee, which punshes in a pleasant way through the slick sweetness, creating a convincing, diversified complexity. Finishes very smooth, sweetness turns coca-cola like for a split-second, soon getting detained by rich, roasted, unsweetened chocolate and coffee, along with wooden hints.

aleigator, Nov 04, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +10.4%

JRPBoulevard, Nov 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

NHhomebrewguy, Nov 03, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +2.7%

HopsSlayer, Nov 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

d_brommer_nh, Nov 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

DWheeler379, Nov 02, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -33.4%

TheBigBoy, Nov 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

AmeriCanadian, Oct 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

ChaseTheAce, Oct 31, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: A one finger mocha head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pitch black color with no vision of anything. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Roasted coffee, chocolate, smoke, caramel, earthy, and bready malts.

Taste: Some creaminess to go with above aromas and slight ashy bitterness in there too. Balance of flavors throughout every sip.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, a little creamy, low to medium bodied, low to medium carbonation, a little chewy, and light bitterness.

Overall: Pretty sweet porter. Enjoyed a lot over the years and many more in the future too.

Flounder57, Oct 30, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +2.7%

Salter714, Oct 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

bundy462, Oct 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

jmryan8, Oct 29, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -8%

LoganMc, Oct 28, 2014
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1/5  rDev -75.8%

Hop-sing, Oct 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

dannymo24, Oct 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

paulish, Oct 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Casey3236, Oct 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Ciocanelu, Oct 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

leitmotif, Oct 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

22Blue, Oct 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

vancean2, Oct 27, 2014
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5/5  rDev +21.1%

MaddDogg84, Oct 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

ExaltedNecrosis, Oct 25, 2014
Smuttynose Robust Porter from Smuttynose Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,174 ratings.