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Smuttynose Robust Porter - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Smuttynose Robust PorterSmuttynose Robust Porter

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,947 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,947
Reviews: 998
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 128
Gots: 95 | 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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Bmcallahan

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -3.4%

04-01-2012 23:38:46 | More by Bmcallahan
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doof116

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

04-01-2012 12:52:24 | More by doof116
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DBosco

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

03-31-2012 04:16:03 | More by DBosco
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Lob

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

03-30-2012 13:09:44 | More by Lob
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MGrosso


3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

03-28-2012 15:04:48 | More by MGrosso
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grannaniwa

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.4%

03-26-2012 01:43:44 | More by grannaniwa
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Zaphog

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

03-26-2012 01:04:28 | More by Zaphog
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durkle


5/5  rDev +20.8%

03-19-2012 17:14:41 | More by durkle
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hinemk76

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

03-19-2012 02:03:59 | More by hinemk76
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kirkse

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

03-18-2012 14:54:20 | More by kirkse
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deonreds

New York

3/5  rDev -27.5%

03-18-2012 05:45:21 | More by deonreds
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JxExM

New York

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

03-18-2012 02:02:13 | More by JxExM
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FosterJM

California

3.93/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1149th Review on BA
Bottle to Pint
12 oz

Best by: 06/12
Purchased from Total Wine Tampa for $1.99

App- A good mix of chocolate and cola brown. One finger fast receding head. Great cling and sticky lace.

Smell- Opens very full on the nose with a ton of coffee, big bitter notes and seemingly a note of pepper. On a big whiff seems like licorice or anise.

Taste- Taste follows the nose and has a good coffee flavor with a thick dense note of malts, anise and some cream. Its a touch bitter from the coffee, but layered and pretty smooth.

Mouth- A very dense medium with a ton of coffee and as it warmed even brought out the chocolate notes. Medium carbonation with residual coffee.

Drink- This was a good porter with a full flavor and a bitter note to it. More like a small stout than a porter. Well layered and tasty.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2012 23:33:02 | More by FosterJM
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BMart

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

03-15-2012 20:01:43 | More by BMart
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Ablackbrew

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

03-14-2012 11:00:35 | More by Ablackbrew
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thestar30

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

03-12-2012 18:21:33 | More by thestar30
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zonker17

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

03-10-2012 18:55:20 | More by zonker17
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ZirconTweezer

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

03-10-2012 04:10:25 | More by ZirconTweezer
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greybeardloon

Rhode Island

4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

best before June 21, 2012

A: Dark brown with a thick tan head.

S: Chocolate and vanilla roasted malt, faint citric hops, and a whiff of booze when I really concentrate.

T: Dark, roasted, bitter chocolate maltiness and a faint fruitiness. Flashes of vanilla and citric hops, with smoke on the finish. This is a full, robust porter.

M: Pretty good, although it could be fuller.

O: One of my favorite porters. A staple.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2012 00:50:23 | More by greybeardloon
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Sconnie12


4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

03-09-2012 23:43:32 | More by Sconnie12
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zac16125

South Carolina

4.48/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
Best before 5/28/12

A: Pours out a very dark brown,about as close to black as you can get without being so, with 1 fingers width of dark mocha colored head, which dissipates fairly quickly to only an outer ring.  Leaves some slight lacing.

S: Big chocolate aroma, mostly dark but some milk chocolate as well.  There is also a roasted character, some coffee aromas, a bit of vanilla and a subtle hint of booze.  Smells great.  

T: Wow is this good.  Rich milk chocolate flavors followed by roasted malt.  There are also flavors of milk and vanilla, and a biting bitter hop presence as well.  I'm also catching a hint of alcohol, which is surprising given the relatively low ABV, but it's just a touch so it doesn't detract from the great flavor profile.  There are also some citrusy hop characters noted towards the end of the drink. Very tasty.  

M/D: Very smooth, even though it is slightly over carbonated IMO, and coats the mouth wonderfully.  A solid medium body with a moistening mouthfeel that leaves you eager for the next sip.  

O: Overall, this is a really fantastic porter.  A great option if you want a sessionable beer but are craving the smoothness and flavor profile of an RIS.  Very well done beer, my favorite Smuttynose offering to date, and I would highly recommend.  

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2012 00:49:13 | More by zac16125
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laymansbeerfan

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

03-06-2012 17:51:48 | More by laymansbeerfan
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Rosco234

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

03-05-2012 14:38:23 | More by Rosco234
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nicholas527

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -39.6%

03-04-2012 20:09:00 | More by nicholas527
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paintchip

New York

5/5  rDev +20.8%

03-04-2012 17:36:56 | More by paintchip
Smuttynose Robust Porter from Smuttynose Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,947 ratings.