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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,022 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 1,022
Reviews: 662
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.27%
Wants: 121
Gots: 105 | 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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4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip glass. 4 months in the beer closet.

A: Black with a half-finger mocha head that dissipates to foam. Spotty lacing.

S: Chocolate, anise, leather.

T: Chocolate comes on smooth and sweet. Sultry, decadent, robust. A bit of anise and licorice follow. A terrific finish. The 10% slides in with a mellowing haze. Sip and be awed.

M: Medium to heavy with medium to heavy carbonation. Chewy.

O: A bargain at $6.50 a bomber at Hop City, Atlanta. Goes so well with a slice of Hershey chocolate pie with almonds (a taste bud orgasm).

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4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.68/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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4.2/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.64/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.1/5  rDev +0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.1/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Immortale25
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.

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4.21/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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