FACambridge (647) - Chelmsford, Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2020
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2020 Aroma : Deeply roasted dark chocolate malt, espresso coffee, burnt toast, hint of vanilla with an earthy/fusty note. Taste : As aroma. Fab roasty bitterness throughout, with a little touch of vanilla sweetness. Heavier body than a 'traditional porter'. Very good
ttutony (1173) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2019
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2019 Very dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and cocoa. Medium-full body with a palate of chocolate and roasted flavors. Nicely done Beese (9614) - Tooting, London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2019
355ml bottle in 2015. Black, with a dense tan head. Aroma of Smoke, dark chocolate, and roast malt. Full mouthfeel. Burnt malt flavours, with some grain, and molasses. Finish was Coffee, peat, and some grassy hops. pdog555 (1022) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 5, 2019
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2019 Pours pitch black with a robust tan head. Strong aroma of roasted malt and alcohol. Taste has rich coffee notes, nutty profile on the tongue. Dark fruit. Palate has residual burnt coffee notes, chocolate and toasted malt. Fantastic porter. davegram (24) - - SEP 20, 2019
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2019 Everything I love in a porter. Super malty with a bit of sweetness on the finish.
PhillyCraft (11259) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2019
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2019 backlog from a bottle. Pour is black with a medium to large light brown head. Proper lacing. Nose and flavor of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, biscuits, and vanilla bean. Medium bodied. Enjoyable porter from SMutty Foxbush (2706) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2018
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2018
12 oz bottle from Total Wine and More in Short Pump, VA This was truly a pleasure from the first sip to the last swallow. The aroma of chocolate malts, roasted malts and coffee greet you. The rich flavors of this porter are amazing. I am hopeful I can find a six pack of these babies. The porter has a medium body with soft carbonation. The porter finishes cleanly with you coming back for more. tapefuzz (1932) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 16, 2018
12oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roast, coffee, light chocolate, and earth. Taste is sweet and roasty; roast, coffee, toast, grain, and just a hint of burnt sugar. Medium body. Average carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. snoworsummer (8325) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 7, 2018
Draft at the brewery. Pours dark burgundy brown with a bubbly tan head. Tastes like dark roasted malt, burnt toast, black coffee, and earth. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells like dark roasted malt, burnt toast, earth, and black coffee. Jabah (2281) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2018
This is my first introduction to Smuttynose, so decided to get the porter which had good ratings....and I was in the mood to try a good affordable porter. This beer has quality, but I dunno if it's top of the line. Has a very dark-near black appearance. Not much of a head, which is a thin mocha color. Lots of coffee going on in the flavor, maybe a little too much for my preference, but a good solid porter overall. For $5.99 a 6'er, Yuengling brews a porter which is a less coffee'd out version and almost half the price...or I'd spend a little more next time and get the Mocha Porter from Rogue which doesn't seem to have as strong a coffee flavor. If you like coffee beers though, this is definitely worth the try.