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

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,009 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 1,009
Reviews: 661
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.27%
Wants: 118
Gots: 104 | FT: 8
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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4.36/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Haw River Farmhouse Ales teku glass. Notch on bottle says 2014.

A- Pours a fully opaque black color with a 1/2 inch dark tan head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and some random patterns of wispy surface foam. Resilient, drippy lacing leaves small clots behind.

S- Sweet, very roasty aroma brings notes of molasses, a bit of char and even a hint of oak. There's an even distribution of alcohol, milk chocolate, hops and vanilla.

T- The roast sets in and the attention soon turns to the hops which are quite prevalent and accentuates the overall heavy characteristic of the malt and booze. Still, it's pretty drinkable due to the chocolate, vanilla and char combining to make a multi-dimensional flavor profile. Becomes even more decadent as it warms.

M- Creamy and slick with medium carbonation and a full body.

O- Never knew about this offering from Smuttynose (I'm guessing because it hasn't been made since 2010). So glad I found it. Delish.

Immortale25, Wednesday at 12:00 AM
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4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle, 2014 release, 9.4%. Nice to see this one come back after a hiatus.
A 4.75 - towering light brown head caps a black colored ale, excellent head retention with thick lacing as it fades
S 3.5 - roasted barley, dark chocolate, fruity esters and booze as it warms, but not too much of a nose
T 4.5 - heavy roasted barley and dark chocolate, dark fruits seep through with the booziness, some burnt caramel and bread crust, piny hops are pungent on the bitter finish
M 4.75 - thick and full bodied, very creamy with hop oils coating the palate
O 4.5 - I love everything this brewery does, and this is no exception - stellar Russian Imperial Stout with a fair price for a bomber.

barnzy78, Oct 17, 2014
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Smuttynose Imperial Stout (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,009 ratings.