Robust Porter

Dark, Roasty and Mysterious

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.

•Gold Medal, 2001 Great American Beer Festival

•Winner, Good Food Awards, 2011 and 2012

•Gold Medal, 2010 and 2011 Mondial de la Biere, Strasbourg, France

•Champion Porter, 2010 US Beer Tasting Championships

Availability: Year Round

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Vital Stats






Dark Ebony Brown

Malt Bill

North American 2-Row, Carastan, C-120, Special B, Chocolate, Carafa II DH


Bittering: Magnum, Flavoring: Cascade


American Ale

Starting Extract

16° Plato

Smuttynose's version is the quintessential Porter; unreserved and aggressive but not overbearing.

Andy Crouch, "Great American Craft Beers"

Robust Porter Recommended Food Pairings

  • Oysters
  • Ham
  • Creamy desserts like Crème Brulee or Tres Leches Cake

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