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Smuttynose Robust Porter - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,170 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,170
Reviews: 1,012
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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4.24/5  rDev +2.7%

HopsSlayer, Nov 02, 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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Best before 03/11/15.

Great looking pour from the bottle. Black with some brown/ruby highlights and a large tan head with great retention. Tons of roasted malts and chocolate in both the aroma and flavor. Full bodied and dry, yet so smooth and easy to drink.

This is one of my favorite porters. Hands down. So full of flavor with a big roasted quality but excellently balanced. I love that this beer is readily available to me all year round. It's something that is in my fridge more than other beers.

Jacobob10, Oct 25, 2014
Smuttynose Robust Porter from Smuttynose Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,170 ratings.