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

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64 Ratings
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.22%
Wants: 52
Gots: 14 | FT: 4
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:
Beer added by: Mike on 03-08-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Imperial stout aged 5 years in two Flag Hill apple brandy oak barrels.
925 numbered bottles.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of BarrytheBear
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

So much apple brandy, so much oak, some fudge beneath....next to flat, but a nice treat. Thanks Cam!

Photo of drewone
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DCLAguy11
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SocalKicks
4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of jruno
3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of cbgoods
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Drtfinelli
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of JasonHaviland
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of KevinGordon
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of IrishColonial
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of whatname
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of siege06nd
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Rhettroactive
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of billab914
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of starrdogg
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of tom10101
3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of Lare453
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Bosoxfan20
4.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | 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.

Photo of MastaShonuf
3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of thegerm87
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Braden
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of GRG1313
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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Smuttlabs Imperial Stout - Aged In Apple Brandy Oak Barrels from Smuttynose Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.