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RATINGS: 1207   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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A hearty ebony colored ale that starts with a rich malty palate finished with clean hops and notes of coffee and chocolate.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Underdogs88 (96) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2013
A burnt character as to style is pleasant and noticeable. I also get coffee, toffee aromatics on the nose. The color is black with a tan head with poor head retention. Burnt toasty flavor with coffee highlights and a lingering bitterness from a combination of the roast malt and the hops. Medium body with a medium-high carbonation and an astringency that hangs on the tongue and lets u know its a robust porter. Overall, a good example of a robust porter, but it could be improved with a more complex malt bill. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
degbert (1114) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours an almost-opaque brown-black with very faint garnet highlights. Head is brown, large-grained, and lacy; it has good duration. Nose is smoked latte, baking chocolate, and figs. Intensely roasty on the front of the tongue, with coffee, soy, savory, rosemary, unsweetened chocolate, and dried plum notes; the weight is correct for the style. This isn’t an imperial porter, it’s just an excellent regular porter. Finish is long, smoky, dry, and bitter. Very well made.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (7382) - Hasborn, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2014
Dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit ordentlicher bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, schokoladig, Kaffee. Geschmack röstmalzig, Schokolade, Kaffe, reife Früchte.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bartlebier (1718) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - SEP 13, 2014
12oz bottle, from Mondial de la Bière, Mulhouse shop. Gorgeously velvet, deep brown pour with creamy thick tan head. Nose radiates freshness all over: blackened malts, freshly ground arabica beans, vanilla and red berry, given an extra peppery zing by garden herbs. Taste caters with an extraordinary subtlety and balance to the full spectrum of dry & roasted: more dark chocolate, given a luxurious edge countered by citrussy hops, freshly brewed coffee with an infusion of bayleaf and black pepper corn. Astringent, perfectly dry palate with medium mouthfeel. Lingering finish summmoning all aromas and tastes for a final victory lap on the smacking lips. A fine blackened specimen of oxymorontic NH Yankee subtlety and balance, covering more iconic bases of US brewing than many an amped & barreled ImpStout, and at half the abv ransom.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (1716) - BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2014
Typical ’robust porter’ made from five malt types and Cascade hops. Light beige head, dark chocolate brown colour bordering on black. Aroma of black coffee, raisins, dried plums, toffee, black pepper... Full malty taste, thick with a ’dark fruitiness’ and coffee- and chocolate-like dark maltiness, long hop bitter finish, very dry, tonic water-like, very satisfying.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawanna (2156) - GERMANY - SEP 4, 2014
0,355 l bottle BB 27. Nov 2014 chocolate, roasty, herbs, earthy, brown, hazy, rocky head, brown foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, creamy, thick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SPDickerman (954) - Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Pours dark mahogany brown with a large brown head. Smells chocolatey. Taste is chocolate and roast. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Smuttynose Robust Porter finishes with a subtle lingering roast bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dambor (35) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 29, 2014
Pours black with a small head leaving some lacing. Aroma: dark malts, chocolate and some lactose aromas typical for milk stouts. Taste: chocolate, roasted malts, well balanced. A solid porter, however, nothing too spectacular.

3.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VT (1413) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
355 ml bottle. Pours a reddish black with a resilient white head. Aroma is fruity, chocolatey, ashy and tobacco-y. Flavor is dark berries, coffee and chocolatey notes. Very dry. A surprising level of tartness, with the obvious coffee bitterness. Some menthol. Lingering tobacco flavor. Medium body, strong carbonation. Good porter!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ROBC3366 (648) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Good assertive hops in the profile, that plays well with the roasted malts. It’s one of my favorite beers from Smuttynose. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (1758) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 18, 2014
One of my new favorite porters. Pours black with tan head. Aromas are beautiful roasted nuts and coffee. More nuttiness in the flavors as well as coffee and chocolate notes. Yum.


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