Smuttynose Robust Porter | Smuttynose Brewing Company

2,729 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into pint.

A - Pitch black with a large creamy tan head.

S - Pleasant aromatics. Roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, and a slight hint of caramel.

T - A rich blend of roasted malt, sweet dark chocolate, and earthy hops. Light notes of coffee, oak, and caramel show up towards the finish, making this a very tasty brew. Good balance.

M - Silky smooth, creamy, medium body. Slightly dry finish.

O - A very easy drinking, flavorful porter. One of the best offerings from Smuttynose. Seems like it would pair beautifully with meat or dessert.

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5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I am on vacation in Vermont and I went into restaurant for dinner. Ordered a Smuttynose off tap and expected the regular Smuttynose I am used to off tap in my local New York watering hole. At first I had thought the waitress poured me the wrong drink but upon further enquiry I was delighted to be introduced to this fabulous Robust Porter. Simply amazing. The taste and smell is very comforting. I would love to drink this beer in the winter when I come back to Vermont to ski. I hope they keep it on tap.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Arrives as close to black as brown can get with a dark tan head. Dissipates fast to a thick film that leaves behind good lace.
Smell is roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate and wet cardboard. Good balance here.
Taste is burnt toast, strong coffee and bittersweet chocolate. Balance falls apart here as the coffee (one of my least favorite things ever) really steps to the fore.
Medium-full body with lightish effervescence. Slightly drying finish. A good-ish beer but definitely not great.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark as brown can be or the warmest black. Nice crop of head. Looks tasty. 4.5

Black malt roast with some dark coffee, char, and caramel and vanilla tinges. Fab. 4.0

Kilned malts with hearty roast and char. Bit of smoke. Remnants of coffee, piney hops, tree bark, and bitterness. 4.0

Feels smooth with a licking carb. Great feel. 4.0

Very much a 'robust' porter. Very well done. Highly recommended. 4.5

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass.

Pours a very dark brown (near black) with mahogany edges. Massive light tan head with tons of bubbles making up a pillow that sits three fingers wide. Tremendous lace and head retention. May be the best looking porter I have seen. Awesome looks.

Brew smells of dark malts; caramel, toffee, dark chocolate. Great nose.

Brew is awesome; perfect flavors and feel. The head separates and stays a massive island with each sip. Good peppery flavors and feel upfront, giving way to a smooth creamy finish. Slightly dry roasted finish. Dark malts, chocolate, cocoa, roasted malts, complimented beautifully by the crisp hops. Sweet but not overly, this is perfect balance and feel here. Wow.

This is maybe the best porter I have had. Tremendous stand out stuff. I would love to try this next to Great Lakes Edmond Fitzgerald. Really how much better can it get...

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Smuttynose Robust Porter from Smuttynose Brewing Company
4.14 out of 5 based on 2,729 ratings.
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