Smuttynose Robust Porter | Smuttynose Brewing Company

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2,711 Ratings
Smuttynose Robust PorterSmuttynose Robust Porter
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
Ratings:
2,711
Reviews:
1,087
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
10.39%
 
 
Wants:
199
Gots:
457
For Trade:
5
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,711 |  Reviews: 1,087
Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jviveney
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CNoj012
4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a completely opaque dark dark dark brown color with a creamy, 2 finger light mocha head. Retention is excellent and there is a shit ton of lacing. Hanging rings, sticky webs and big old chunks...the whole 9 yards.

Smell is very robust. Black french roast coffee, and bitter bakers chocolate are most prevalent with some roasted grains and a touch of dark fruit underneath.

Taste is the same, but even more robust and flavorful. Starts off a touch sweet and finishes bitter.

Feel is medium bodied and very smooth. I dislike many porters because they feel like a watered down stout, but instead this beer has a wonderful creaminess making it lighter than a stout, but in no way thin and watery.

Overall wow! This is an excellent beer. My favorite porter is Founders because it is very thick and flavorful, but this one is just as good and (in my opinion) more true to style.

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Photo of crisis1290
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

To start this review off, lets just say i am not a fan of smutty nose products. I went to a business meeting and this was the only "porter" available at the event. Off the pour, this bad boy was super dark, almost black. A very nice two finger foam head was ever present as well. The initial smell/aroma was a nice blend of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, vanilla and burnt malts, so to say. Once again, a porter where the taste follows the nose. I was also very impressed with how creamy and balanced, this beer was. One thing I did notice was as the beer warms, stonger hints of chocolate are very present.
This is the best product coming from Smutty Nose. IMO

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Photo of ikidunot
3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerTest
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of token_23223
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of runwild99
3.93/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fishguyac
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mmorris15
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MrJuengling
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Paoloboston
3.99/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wiescins
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Barleycorn
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LukeGude
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Yes, very nice. 6-pack from Moline. Poured into a pint glass.

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Photo of VAbrookiechaser
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bwbetts
3.94/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sappyjoker
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.99/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours obsidian black with a small amber lining at the bottom of the glass. The big, rocky, espresso colored head lasts forever. Cocoa nibs, coffee, vanilla and toffee pudding in the nose. Big roastyness and dark chocolate upfront in the taste. licorice and milk chocolate notes too. Piney, herbal hops are prominent and mingle with a jagged roasted malt bitterness. The mouthfeel is full bodied with medium carbonation. Tobacco, roasty dark malts and hop bitterness linger in the long finish.

This is a complex and flavorful porter. Perhaps a bit too much malt roastyness. Still highly recommended.

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Photo of Sulty
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rick778
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mgm54
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaypaul522
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bierliebhaber3
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This porter pours a pitch black color with a fairly thin tan head. The smell is really pleasant and somewhat robust as the name suggests. There are some pretty strong roasted grain notes as well as chocolate and coffee elements. The taste is also quite bold. It has dark chocolate, roasted grains, and a strong, bitter espresso finish. The body is heavy, but it is perhaps slightly lighter than some of the best porters. I am definitely a fan of the flavors going on here and the general boldness of them. My only minor negative comments would be that I think the body could be a little heavier and that the bitterness of the finish could be toned down a little bit, although this naturally happens a bit as the beer warms. This is definitely an excellent porter though, it’s thoroughly recommended.

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Photo of TheBen5
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smuttynose Robust Porter from Smuttynose Brewing Company
4.14 out of 5 based on 2,711 ratings.
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