Robust Porter | Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company
New Hampshire, United States
smuttynose.com

Style: Robust Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-18-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,431
Reviews:
1,096
Ratings:
2,772
pDev:
10.41%
 
 
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206
Gots:
476
Trade:
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Photo of KomodoDragon
3.62/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Looks and smells the part. Black porter small bubble filled tan head with some lacing.

Burning wood smells, some raisin, some vanilla scent.

Some light, sweet maltiness in the front. Not much backing it up. Then some smoky grains in a long finish. Nothing unpleasant, just a bit unbalanced. And I pick up a little vanilla in the end.

Too much carbonation takes away an otherwise smooth feel. Highly drinkable as promised. Hides the alcohol.

Not sure where the robust is, but a fair offering.

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Photo of Ov1
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

No fan of porters usually but this is a winner.

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

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

Photo of Greener
4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smartassboiler
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of classixIII
3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of chiefz1
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jprudhomme7
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sisterofba
3.79/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Branlott42
3.87/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of njorange
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bluerabbitbell
3.91/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Red Robin. If memory serves me, this reminds me of a slightly more flavorful Guinness. I do find this to be a decent offering, but not in the realm of say an Edmund Fitzgerald. Glad to have tried it though.

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

A classic old school porter regarding look, smells, mouthfeel, and flavour. Very roasty, but this one also has a bit of hops character.

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Photo of Nass
4.41/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This taste amazing. Big & bold roasted malts, slight molasses, slight dark fruit, slight coffee roast like an espresso, slight tobacco. I can't believe there are no adjuncts added to this porter, It is so lively & bold tasting. The label artwork stands out too this is a highly recommended porter. The bottled on date is even there. Cheers! A-

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Photo of Jjmj51
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bobstockwell
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Knickfan3
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of RMW66
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 0Nyxee
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of ManapuaMan
4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz draft on tap. Gettzing misty-eyed thinking about Smutty’s unknown future. Hard to believe I haven’t reviewed this outstanding beer; an archetype of the style, really.

Coal-black body with a brown, tightly packed head that hangs around. Beautiful in a glass.

Aroma of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, licorice and dark fruit. The aromatics really shine as the beer warms.

Taste is roasted grains, char, bitter bakers chocolate, dark fruits, light floral hops. Nice cascade of flavors.

Toasty, roasty, unbelievably thick for the ABV; silky smooth throughout. Wonderful beer.

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Robust Porter from Smuttynose Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 2,772 ratings