Robust Porter | Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Robust PorterRobust 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: 2,766 |  Reviews: 1,095
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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

A - Pours pitch black with a thin cream-colored head. Dissipates to a light cap and lacing.

S - Heavy dark chocolate and coffee aromas, nicely defined. Wood scents move in and out as well. Light malts in the background.

T - Bold chocolate and roasted coffee flavors. Mild bitterness on the end, adds a nice bite.

M - Heavy body, light carbonation. Silky smooth as well. Perfect for the style.

O - A very smooth, well flavored beer. I really love the smell on this one as well. Great to enjoy one after dinner to relax after a hard day. I recommend to anyone who enjoys the heavy, dark beers.

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5/5  rDev +21.1%

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5/5  rDev +21.1%

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5/5  rDev +21.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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5/5  rDev +21.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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5/5  rDev +21.1%

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5/5  rDev +21.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours very dark brown/black with a dark brown head.

Smells like toasted chocolate and coffee with a big hop aroma.

Big flavors of rich coffee bitterness, fresh hops and some dark chocolate again. Slightly burnt aftertaste.

Rich and smooth, super delicious

This is everything a Porter should be

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4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a Dogfish Head Pint glass

A: Dark brown almost black in appearance. Nice dark brown chocolate head which disappears within 2 minutes.

S: Dark chocolate malt, burnt cask, dark french roast, figs, mint grass, open air tall wheat grass

T: Dark bitter chocolate, 90%+ cocoa, raisins, figs, mint grass, dark french roast coffee. A damn good porter, would love to have on cask.

M: medium body, nice crisp mouthfeel, more acidic in nature than most robust porters, a let down for sure.

O: Not a bad porter, cracked the Top 10 list in Porters, but with most Porters it must be had in Cask form to really appreciated the burnt cask/ heavy french roast, dark cocoa that porters can deliver. Best served when slightly cold, when too chilled it draws away from flavor and aromatics.

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4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: blackish/drk brown body, dark tan 2 finger head,
mighty fine lacing

S: toffee, caramel, roasted malt, nuts, mild cocoa

T: slight bitter chocolate, malt, hint of coffee, slight roasted smooth nutty finish

M: med body, smooth/slight dry mouth

O: Smuttynose has nailed it again.
Porters are one of my favorite styles
and this is amazing for being less than
6% ABV. Terrific, flavorful session brew,
will recommend and get again.


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Robust Porter from Smuttynose Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 2,766 ratings