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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

959 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 959
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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thethrone

Ohio

4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours dark black with foamy rich tan head. Recedes to a thin layer that rests on the top for the remainder of the glass. Spotty lacing runs down the glass.

S - Big dark malty nose, lots of chocolate, coffee, and dark fruit. Terrific aroma.

T - Starts sweet, with the dark malts and sweet chocolate, fruit. A coffee-like bitterness follows in to balance out the flavor. Finishes with a bit of booziness.

M - Full bodied, good carbonation. Coats the mouth nicely as it goes down.

D - No doubt this is a big beer, just as the label implies. But it does down smooth, and I'll be reaching for another in the near future. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2008 04:55:57 | More by thethrone
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A: Black. Light dark head. Good lace.

S: Incredibly rich. Enormous licorice. Little hot for the ABV.

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