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Smuttynose Imperial Stout (Big Beer Series) - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

960 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 960
Reviews: 655
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.27%
Wants: 108
Gots: 96 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
2007 - 10.0%
2009 - 8.9%
2010 - 9.8%
2014 - 9.4%

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 05-05-1998)
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barczar

Kentucky

4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque, motor oil black with a creamy, dense chocolate head that lingers.

Cocoa, roast malt, tar, soy, and coffee form the aroma. Slightly sweet notes emerge. Tar really dominates. There's a slight hint of dark fruit.

Flavor is dominated by chocolate, becoming roasty in the finish, and slightly charred. A bit boozy, with muddled dark fruit underlying the roast malt backbone. The dark fruits linger, countering the bitter finish nicely.

Body is somewhat light, with minimal carbonation and noted alcohol warmth.

Would love to revisit this after aging a while. Fairly complex, but the roast dominates now. Those underlying notes may become more pronounced in a few years.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 17:20:15 | More by barczar
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Smuttynose Imperial Stout (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 960 ratings.