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Smuttynose Robust Porter - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Smuttynose Robust PorterSmuttynose Robust Porter

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2,171 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,171
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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4.28/5  rDev +3.6%

AirBob, Nov 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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1/5  rDev -75.8%

ChrisR123, Nov 15, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +2.7%

sirhc3034, Nov 15, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into nonic pint. 6.6% abv. "BEST BY 03/11/15". enjoyed on november 14, 2014

a: quite dark but not pitch black. glowing cola-chestnut hues at the bottom of the glass. an aggressive pour yields three fingers of coffee-coloured head that leaves behind sub-par lacing

s: chocolate dominates the aroma. under that are subtle notes of raisins, caramel, and coffee. very slight roasted malt and citrusy-piney hop scents

t: big chocolate and bitter black coffee in the front. the roasted malt flavours are kept to a minimum here. shy notes of caramel and dark fruits mid-palate. has a very dry finish that feels like biting into pure cocoa beans or having a really strong dark roast coffee, mixed with a tangy citrus-pine hop bite

m: medium-ish body and low carbonation. a bit thin

o: not complex at all -- mainly a chocolate-coffee beverage, but there's nothing wrong with that. really delicious stuff here

kevinlater, Nov 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

jyacco15, Nov 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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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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Smuttynose Robust Porter from Smuttynose Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,171 ratings.