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Smuttynose "Robust Porter"
Smuttynose Brewing Company - Portsmouth, New Hampshire USA
Porter (ABV 6.2%) (IBU 43)

[Suggested Glasware: Nonic Pint]

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Aroma: 8/10
Appearance: 4/5
Taste: 8/10
Palate: 4/5
Overall: 16/20

[Suggested Glasware: Nonic Pint]

The pour was a deep dark brown, almost black with an average (1-2 finger) frothy light brown head that reduced down to a thin puddled film, which lasted throughout and had some really excellent streaky lacing.

The aroma was of burnt chocolate malts and a strong leathery yeast with notes of dark roasted coffee, molasses, dark bitter chocolate and a mild smokiness.

The taste was mildly bitter-sweet and very malty with a bold chocolate note in the beginning, and then became a little more on the bitter side with a strong dose of coffee towards the finish. The flavor lasted a good long while following the swallow with a nice roasty coffee taste settling in on the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was full in body and rather creamy yet slightly dry in texture with an mild carbonation.

Overall I found this brew to be very Robust just as the name insinuates, and rather flavorful with a nice roasty characteristic. The mocha espresso taste made it very drinkable and quite enjoyable to sip on. This is a beer that most definitely does justice to the style...

Sampled: 4/23/2013
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