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

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Reviews: 7
Hads: 71
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: n/a
Wants: 53
Gots: 13 | 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.
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Reviews: 7 | Hads: 71
Reviews by Mikeypnh:
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4.67/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Got lucky with one of these bottles at a shop after missing out at the brewery. Thanks mike!

Pours black. So black. No bubbles, no head, no swirls. Just black. The smell is pretty strong. Oak, chocolate, licorice, alcohol, apple brandy, sweetness. Taste is much smoother than I expected. Thin, no carbonation, full of strong barrel aged flavor. Black licorice and oak are huge. Dark fruits are very upfront, as well. Feeling a nice warm alcohol touh at the end but it goes well with the brandy flavor. It's not as sweet as I thought it would be from the smell, and I like that. Faint sweetness at the end but doesn't take away from the oak, licorice, or dark fruit. Compliments it well. Very nice beer. (703 characters)

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4.42/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark black with a thin brown ring for a head. Little carbonation on this one as you'd expect from a beer that's been aging for four years in apple brandy barrels. Strong brandy, oak and vanilla flavors come to the nose first followed by some dark chocolate flavors. All the flavors on the nose blend so well on the taste. Awesomeness throughout the mouth. Full bodied, light carbonation, and some sticky lips. A home run by the Smuttlabs! (444 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.62/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev n/a
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Fudgie chocolaty covered strawberry/cherry, great mouthfeel, great nose. (72 characters)

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4.68/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.81/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow was extremely impressed by this beer! I have now had AB panther and DBH and this is just behind DBH. Great feell... Nothing but apple brandy in the nose. No carbonation but it doesn't really affect the beer. Taste is DBH w/o the rum and huna pepper heat. Great job by smutty! (279 characters)

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4.32/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | 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. (799 characters)

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4.75/5  rDev n/a

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.15/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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