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Smuttlabs Imperial Stout - Aged In Apple Brandy Oak Barrels - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 48
Gots: 15 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Imperial stout aged 5 years in two Flag Hill apple brandy oak barrels.
925 numbered bottles.

(Beer added by: Mike on 03-08-2014)
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look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- Basically black. Slides into the glass with no head to speak of. Slick and still.

S- Wow. Intense amounts of bandy notes with the apples and vanilla. Roasted malts with copious amounts of milk chocolate on the back end. Stunning.

T- A great balance of the roasted, malty goodness with the barrel character. The brandy is more toned down than the nose led me to believe, but still outstanding. The sweet notes hang around without ever becoming cloying. Some caramel comes through as well.

M- Full and creamy. When warmed up to room temp it goes down a bit chewy. A slight warmth in the finish. Basically no carbonation

O- Really, really impressive work here. Would love to try the base without the barrel aging to compare. Had a DB Huna not too long ago, and this one stands up to it nicely.

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Smuttlabs Imperial Stout - Aged In Apple Brandy Oak Barrels from Smuttynose Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.