Smuttynose Robust Porter | Smuttynose Brewing Company

Smuttynose Robust PorterSmuttynose Robust Porter
2,731 Ratings
Smuttynose Robust PorterSmuttynose Robust Porter

Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company
New Hampshire, United States

Style: American 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

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Ratings: 2,731 |  Reviews: 1,090
Photo of Lemke10
4.6/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This pours a dark brown color with a slight, beige head. There is a fairly decent scent of coffee, black licorice, and caramel malts. The taste is heavy and complex. There are a lot of bold robust flavors mixed with some smoky hints. There are lots of roasted grains and sweet malts. Very well made for a porter!

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Photo of Slikpitt
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of MDDMD
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A-dark brown black color with a nice tan head and good lacing

S-dark malt, chocolate, coffee, hints of toffee

T-dark roasted malt, rich chocolate, coffee, vanilla, caramel, nice bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, creamy and smooth

O-a really nice Porter with great flavor and feel, nice to savor

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Photo of shehateme
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Beerstorian
4.9/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Served in a traditional pint glass, poured from a bottle.

Aroma: A big dose of roasty malt, coffee, earth. and some chocolate. The nose is well-balanced, and might be one of the best I've sampled on a porter. No individual part of the aroma dominates--all the parts blend together.

Appearance: Coal black, as if it were swallowing the light. A sea foam head, with dimples and a bit of a meringue quality. Nice lacing as I drank the beer.

Taste: I don't usually give a "5" because there always seems to be room for improvement, but this one's it. Rich chocolate and coffee notes, with roasted malts mixed in. Big flavor. The aroma still came in with the flavor, which was nice.

Mouthfeel: Chewy and full, like a loaf of chocolate bread. Smooth at the same time. Wonderfully done.

Overall: An excellent beer, and a great example of the style. One of my favorites overall.

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Photo of Ctruskey
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of WildMaverick1200
4.75/5  rDev +15%

Photo of MaxOhle
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of random846
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of SonOfOdin
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of mikehillman
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of alexipa
4.52/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Black with a dark brown thin head that stays throughout.

S: Sweet malts, chocolate, some generic hop scent, alcohol on the finish.

T: Sweet caramel malts with a roasted chocolate note. Vanilla is tossed in along with some hop bitterness to balance it out beautifully.

M: Full bodied and smooth, with a crisp carbonated bite. Feels somewhat fizzy in the mouth.

O: I must admit that I don't usually love porters, but this is a great one. Not a lot of roasted taste which I appreciate, along with enough balance to keep it insanely drinkable. This is a great beer.

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Photo of XavierMuskies
4.5/5  rDev +9%

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

A: Solid Black with a light brown head.

S: Aroma of chocolate, coffee and roasted malts.

T: Flavors follow the nose with bitter dark chocolate and toasted malts. Finishes with a strong bitter bite.

M: Smooth, dry palate.

Overall: Robust is the right word to describe this beer. Rich dark flavors and a big bitter finish. Very good.

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Photo of JordanPP
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of THECPJ
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of JohnK17
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of rsuske
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of ystazi
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of callmeoz
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of Iustus
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of tjdrewry
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of ackbarleywine
5/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of patpbr
4.45/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Dark with a tan head,with nice lacing. The presentation is great.
S- Malt And coffee
T- Robust, smooth, and malty. Roast coffee and dark chocolate, hints at sweet and hops.
M-Full body with a slightly bitter finish.
O- One of the better porters I've tried, I'm going to drink several.

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Photo of michaelmgio
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Smuttynose Robust Porter from Smuttynose Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 2,731 ratings
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