Smuttynose Imperial Stout (Big Beer Series) - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Reviews by silver0rlead:
4.22/5 rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I believe the bar (Busy Bee in Raleigh,NC) aged this one for roughly 6 months before tapping it. Pours a dark black color with a thin tan head that doesn't stick around long. The aroma has some piney hops upfront, along with dark chocolate and lactose, some dark fruits, espresso and alcohol. The flavor is similar with citrusy hops upfront, along with some dark chocolate and lactose, cherry and date, espresso, burnt bread, and some alcohol. The mouthfeel is on the heavy side, and drinkability is decent. This is a very tasty and unusually hoppy RIS, another winner from Smuttynose.
Serving type: on-tap
11-16-2010 01:19:24 | More by silver0rlead
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4.05/5 rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a tulip. Vintage 2014.
A: Black. Light dark head. Good lace.
S: Incredibly rich. Enormous licorice. Little hot for the ABV.
T/M: Remarkably tasty, but more much moderated than the intense nose suggested. More than a hint of carbonation with edges of bitterness before the fruity main body. Aftertaste is light and clean.
O: good, but not exceptional. Drinkable and tasty; would have again.
Serving type: bottle
07-08-2014 03:43:42 | More by AgentMunky
Smuttynose Imperial Stout (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 960 ratings.