Smuttynose Robust Porter | Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Smuttynose Robust PorterSmuttynose Robust Porter
BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,722
Reviews:
1,089
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
10.39%
 
 
Wants:
199
Gots:
462
For Trade:
5
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a near black opaque brown with deep, ruby brown edging. The head is light cocoa in color and balloons to just under 2 fingers thick with excellent retention. Silky, thick lace with nice stick.

Smell - Rich chocolate notes dominate the aroma. Just a faint touch of astringency, buried well deep behind the chocolate.

Taste - Follows the nose. Rich chocolate flavor upfront, then a deeply roasted malt coffee bitterness creeps in mid-taste and dominates near the finish. A slightly metallic note rings in the aftertaste, and maybe just the faintest hint of soap, too.

Mouthfeel - Medium to full bodied with thick, creamy carbonation. Goes down with exceptional smoothness.

Overall - This is a great porter. Though it hits on few notes, it nails those notes with reckless abandon and with brilliance. It's a shame it's not readily available on the West coast, it's a beer I'd buy with fair regularity.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours pitch black with a small tan head.

The smell is dark roasted malts and strong coffee.

The taste is strong roasted malts, chocolate and slightly bitter coffee.

Te mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall a very decent beer, tasty and smooth.

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Smuttynose Robust Porter from Smuttynose Brewing Company
4.14 out of 5 based on 2,722 ratings.
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