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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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.82/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow is this a tasty beer.

A: Very dark with a smooth tan head.

S: Lots of coffee and chocolate. All the smells that you would want in an American porter.

T: Wow. Intense deep flavors of chocolate and coffee. Malty.

M: Nice and comfortable. Smooth with a nice carbonated kick when it goes down. Very thick. Feels like drinking a meal.

O: I plan on drinking this porter more often.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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

Best Before 12/13/12

A: Pours a pitch black color with a fingers worth of brown head

S: Amazing. Almost like brownie batter. Very deep, dark malts, dark fruits, chocolate, coffee, and very light earthy hops

T: Follows the nose. Big dark fruits start, followed by roasted malts, chocolate, and coffee. Finishes lightly bitter

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Rich and creamy

O: What a porter. Full of flavor with a big, rich body. Easy to drink, especially on a nice, cool night. A must try

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4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a thick, hearty cola-like brown with a thing beige head that quickly dissipates. Good carbonation and lacing.

S: Coffee, malt, licorice, dark chocolate, toastiness, caramel.

T: Chocolate, malt, coffee, licorice, caramel, smokiness, toastiness, spices

M: Smooth, creamy, spicy, some bitterness, some dryness, great balance of flavors come through.

O: Bold tasting, well balanced porter. Smooth, full of flavor, with good but not overwhelming bitterness and dryness. One of the better porters out there, particularly for the price.

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

Into a pint glass:

A: nice black colored body with a one finger foamy off-white/tan head leaving a superb foamy spider web lacing, very ringy. The body was way too dark for any carbonation to be seen rising.

S: chocolate malts combined very nicely with a nice roastiness.

T: chocolate overpowering pretty much everything else, but in a good way, nothing overbearing, just really good balanced really well with the coffee.

M: medium, perhaps maybe even closer to a heavier feel with nothing harsh on the tongue

O: well, I think I'm becoming a fan of Smuttynose, period, after this one. After all I've tried by them, they are a very good company that makes very good beers. Of course, I would have this again.

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4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4.54/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours black with a mocha colored foam. Thin rings of lcaing coat the glass. Bobbly carbonation settles fast.

S - Scents of rich chocolate malt. Smoky and roasted smell. This is to me a perfect representation of a hearty porter.

T - Flavors of rich chocolate, roasted malt, coffee bean, and mocha hit the tastebuds. This is a complex and serious porter.

M - Easy drinking porter that feels rich and filling. I felt like I ate a piece of chocolate cake when I finished this. Thick feel to this one.

O - Really liked this one. Smuttynose makes some darned good beer and this is right up there. For porter drinkers this is a must-try.

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3/5  rDev -27.4%

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

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Sam adams pint glass

A- nice black-brown body with a beautiful 2 inch head that transitions from brown to light at the top. Nice lacing. So far so good

S- deep roasted malt, chocolate and vanilla. Delicious

T- wow. Dark chocolate , vanilla, perfectly roasted malt. Finishes with smokey notes and the instant urge to sip more. One of the most delectable porters I've ever tasted.

M- thick and robust. Light carbonation

This is a beer worth trying. I forsee myself purchasing a lot of this this winter.

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3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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