Smuttynose Robust Porter | Smuttynose Brewing Company

2,722 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 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smuttynose Robust Porter pours black into the glass, with a medium sized, creamy light tan head on top. As the foam dissolves it leaves behind a netted pattern of lace on the glass.

The aroma is malty with notes of chocolate, coffee and roast malt.

Each sip of this medium to full bodied beer is creamy with a moderate effervescent fizz on the palate. The flavor is malty with chocolate, coffee and roast malt dominating each sip. Towards the end a flavor of nuts and a touch of pine appear. It finishes with a mild tartness and once gone the chocolate and roast malt lingers on the palate.

This is a very tasty, easy drinking porter. It's almost stout like in its characteristics.

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

Appearance - black with small disappointing head that disappeared rather quickly

smell - very ordinary porter/stout chocolatey malty smell. Nothing really noteworthy here either.

Taste - Very unique taste and somewhat complex through start to finish on taste. Not sure I'm fully on board but its unique. Somewhat sour taste but not too sour. Chocolate notes and a bitter finish. Never had the sour taste from a porter before.

Mouthfeel - good.

Overall - A decent unique porter but just worth a try. I could definitly drink this again but its not something I'd seek out when looking for a porter/stout.

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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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