Robust Porter | Smuttynose Brewing Company

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4.13/5
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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
Ranking:
#1,865
Reviews:
1,095
Ratings:
2,766
pDev:
10.41%
Bros Score:
4.37
 
 
Wants:
204
Gots:
471
Trade:
4
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,766 |  Reviews: 1,095
Photo of BenMorse
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 1971bernat
3/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of RT-Kris
3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jesterr44
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark brown with a slightly copper tinge while pouring; looks almost black in the glass with a nice mocha head. Aroma is typical porter with burnt malt, with faint coffee & chocolate. Taste follows with a nice sweetness that makes it stand out. Would enjoy again!

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Photo of keithmurray
4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - dark mahogany body with tan head

Smell - dark chocolate, molasses, cocoa, hint of smoke

Taste - molasses, smoke, dark chocolate, cocoa

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium carbonation, cocoa, dark chocolate upfront, smoke/ash on the back end

Overall - solid porter here with good flavors that is certainly worth a shot

Price Point - $1.99/12 oz single

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Photo of landedjoker
4.36/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

an excellent beer. for the price ($10 for a 6 pack), it's absolutely sensational. will be sure to pick it up again. 6.2% abv and not at all boozy

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Photo of scootercrabb
3.94/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thisnthat
3.89/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Looks and smells great. Full, chocolate, and molasses. But the taste of alcohol and sweetness are too strong

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Photo of Jcbroome
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hiram_McDaniels
4.42/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CurtisD
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wjbent
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurzman
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rjal
3.58/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Plonk
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of entenduintransit
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EMH73
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with a half inch, well retained tan head that left a lot of lacing. Smells and tastes of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, molasses, dark fruits and just a hint of smoke. Full bodied for a porter, lightly carbonated, creamy mouth feel.

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Photo of lost_sailor
4.46/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RyanKininger
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of fthegiants
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mthomas1221
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beersplosion
4.81/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Tundra335
3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Manthon
4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cshaffer
4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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