Smuttynose Robust Porter | Smuttynose Brewing Company

BA SCORE
92
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2,712 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:
2,712
Reviews:
1,088
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
10.39%
 
 
Wants:
199
Gots:
457
For Trade:
5
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,712 |  Reviews: 1,088
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

Photo of Ssippisam
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Porter_Guy_NC
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of BigSmooth12
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bongobeer
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Good good

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Photo of porters4life
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheDoctor
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Serving: Bottle
No date
Thanks Jerk_Store, this is a beer I've wanted for a long time!!


A:
Jet black with a big three fingers of solid tan head that slowly settles to a complete cap, then a film/ring. Decent retention; little lacing. (4)

S:
Rich layers of enticing malt. Molasses, licorice, brown sugar, bakers chocolate, coffee, black bread, woodsy hops in the background's general earthiness, charred nuts. (4.25)

T:
Rich, earthy and somewhat sweet. coffee, bitter chocolate, toasty grains, bark, hard water. (4.25)

M:
Fairly thin, but light carbonation makes it more supple. Suppler? Almost creamy, drinkable, lingering roast feel. (4.25)

O:
Very good beer.
It is robust. Nice looking beer with the whole spectrum (or nearly) of sweet roast aromas and flavors. It is a little thinner than I like, but the carbonation is kind of creamy which makes it feel much better than some do (no pop feel). Smooth and rich; decadent but drinkable. Worth the wait.
Would have again. (4.25)

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Photo of travelguy
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jerk_Store
4.11/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of thoglund
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of OneTuffPony
4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Weisenbeer
4.07/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Not a big "porter guy" but my o my, yum yum. Dark as night, smooth, and thin tasting but enjoyable. I wonder if this would be better at room temperature. Hmmmm...

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Photo of brewskifan55
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass.

A: Black with a tan one finger head that took its time. Light lacing.

S: Mostly dark chocolate.

T: Dark chocolate, lactose, semi-sweet, roasted malts, light coffee notes. A lightly harsh finish that might be characterized as robust. Pretty smooth overall.

M: Medium with medium creamy carbonation.

O: Another winner from Smutty. Just a few points under the Baltic Porter. In drinking order: Old Brown Dog, Robust, and Baltic. A solid brown triple threat.

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Photo of ItsBeer4Me
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tsuacad
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JustinAbs
4.65/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of wpreynolds
4.8/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamesLeung
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Smuttynose Robust Porter from Smuttynose Brewing Company
4.14 out of 5 based on 2,712 ratings.
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