Robust Porter

American Porter Smuttynose Brewing Company


Robust Porter is an American Porter by Smuttynose Brewing Company that blends coffee grounds, roast malt, and floral hops with dark chocolate and caramel.

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Robust Porter is an American Porter brewed by Smuttynose Brewing Company, and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in a mug from a bottle.


The ale pours a mahogany hue and is topped by an inch-thick, mocha-colored head that offers modest retention. A lovely lattice of sticky lacing clings to the glass during reduction.


The aroma has a welcoming scent of dark malts and coffee.


The palate opens with a mild taste of floral hops that gives way to coffee grounds, roast malt, dark chocolate, and caramel.


The porter has a smooth feel with a slightly heavier than medium body and low carbonation for easy drinking.


It’s no wonder that the Robust Porter has been around for many years; such quality is a testament to its enduring popularity.

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About the American Porter

The American Porter is a malty dark brew whose palate is complex and flavorful dark malts and varying hops. Historically, it’s an aggressive variant of the English Porter and Pre-Prohibition American Porters. It’s more assertive than an American Brown Ale but not as strong or bitter as the American Stout.