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Smuttynose Robust Porter | Smuttynose Brewing Company

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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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Ratings: 2,733 |  Reviews: 1,090
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L - dark black with minimal head
A and T - chocolate and roasted malt, coffee
F - nice medium to full body, sweet with a chocolate finish
Delicious and simple Porter

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3/5  rDev -27.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Black as the night, with a medium heavy tan head
Malt, coffee beans, toffee, lots of roast character
WOW! Huge burst of flavor, coffee beans, espresso, chocolate, heavily roasted malt, large mouthfeel yet drinkable
Get one!! One of my favorite porters ever.


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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Nice pour, thick and creamy looking with a nice brown head that dissipates somewhat quickly but has a lace that just doesn't give up on the side of the glass.

Nose is of straight up cocoa powder, with some nice alcoholic notes coming through with the burnt maltiness. Fruity as well, like banana bread with some raisins.

I was expecting a sweeter middle like the nose, but not such. Nice bitterness with the malt and warming alcohol. Surprisingly light bodied with the mouthfeel. The coffee notes are only there in the very end, I think I've probably got coffee breath after this one, not beer breath. There is some fruity sweetness, a little plum like, but really the malt is what comes through big here.

I'd come back to this one. Delicious. I don't know, "robust" just that word put ideas in my head that I was expecting sweet and heavy bodied. While definitely robust, it's not exactly fitting that bill. Compared to others in the style, I feel Smuttynose has done something more drinkable and more bitter, I can get the hops in there at the end as well. Good beer.

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into New Belgium goblet. Bottleneck says Best By 07/24/14.

A- Pours a fully opaque black color with a 1/2 inch light brown color that retains well before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a large center patch of surface foam. Non-resilient lacing slides quickly down the glass leaving a broken ring behind.

S- Dark roasted malt brings notes of coffee, dark chocolate and vanilla. Slightly sweet with some hazelnut notes.

T- Roast is medium-plus and lingers a bit. Mild caramel sweetness plays off the dark malts. The bitterness from both the roast and hops keeps the sweetness at bay and suppresses whatever chocolate notes that would otherwise be there.

M- Soft but tight from the medium carbonation. Full body.

O- Bold but manageable. Teeters on the border between porter and stout. Good stuff all the same.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Smuttynose Robust Porter from Smuttynose Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 2,733 ratings
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