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RATINGS: 1398   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our most award-winning beer, Robust Porter honors the dark, full-bodied ales that were a favorite of dockworkers and warehousemen (hence the name “Porter”) in 19th century London, where the style originated.
It’s a good bet that when Dickens’ Mr. Pickwick sat down for a pint, his beer would have been very similar to our Robust Porter. This smooth, deceptively drinkable beer features an assertive hop profile which accentuates signature flavors of coffee and dark chocolate.

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4.5
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2005
Pours dark dark brown with a big rich creamy chocolate brown lacy head. Smells of big malt and milk chocolate. Taste is very smoky. Strong coffee flavors with biter chocolate lurking beneath the surface. Dry bitter finish. Big bodied witha strong bitter aftertaste. Lots of big flavors in this brew but it is really smooth and extremely drinkable. This is my kind of beer. Could put down a six of this without thinking about it. Chocolate silk.

4.2
meathookjones (245) - Sterling, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2005
12 oz bottle with a bottled date of March 04. This poured out with a black body and a large light brown head that I had to quickly sip before it went overboard. Roasted malts and coffee were strong in the aroma with a good bit of bittersweet dark chocolate present as well. Overall the smell was pretty darn strong and good. The taste followed suite with strong coffee and roasted flavors stirring about and a nice chocolate staying in the background. The after taste was a lingering roasted one. About medium in body with a bit of a sticky mouthfeel. Very drinkable porter overall that goes down very easy and is flavorful enough to keep from getting boring. A great one for any one to try.

3.3
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2005
Bottled. Black color with a beige head. The taste is sweet with light coffee flavors. Hops dominate the palate with a slight dryness.

3.5
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2005
a bottle from RichlikeBeer. dark brown with a quickly fading tan head. a medium bodied porter with a bittersweet chocolate flavor. on the finish, the hops are mild and there is a hint of a coffee flavor. there seems to be an underlying acidic taste that just doesn’t sit right on my palate. not bad by any means, just not right for me.

4.2
joergen (28177) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2005
Bottled. Black colour with a beige head. Extremely complex aroma of coffee, grass, hops and chocolate. Flavour of chocolate, coffee and grass. Thanks Ivan for sharing.

4.1
MikeT (76) - Hollis, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 4, 2005
This beer poured a beautiful ebony in the glass and you did not have to put your nose to the glass to smell the roasted coffeee and dark cocoa. A small, but thick tan head, that quickly dissapates to a dirty ring that clings to the glass all the way down. The beer has a medium texture with a taste transition from sweet to hoppy and bitter. Somewhat syrupy on the palate, with a hoppy bitter finish. One great Porter and triumph from Smuttynose.

3.7
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2005
Dark brown body with a dense light brown head. Very nice aroma with roasted malts, coffee notes and a nice sweet touch. Roasted malty flavor, but really not that complex.

3.7
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2005
Bottle. Black colour with a medium baige head. Roasted coffee chocolat aroma and a soft roasted malty hoppy coffee taste. Medium body and a roasted dry finish.

3.6
MullMan (1099) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2005
black body, garnet edges. dark tan/sienna rocky head. sweet roasted malt/graham cracker/cocoa aroma. very dry roasted malt and coffee flavor. medium carbonation but somehow biting. hoppy aftertaste.

3.9
jb (3255) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2005
Very dark blackish color with tan head. The head goes away quick. Standard aroma of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Sweet palate that ends with a nice hops kick. Full - bodied well - made porter.


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