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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

973 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 973
Reviews: 656
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.27%
Wants: 111
Gots: 99 | 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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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Pwbres, Jul 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

bobv, Jul 08, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev -1%

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.

AgentMunky, Jul 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

xacidx, Jun 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Syraquse, Jun 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Oakhtar, Jun 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

jhlosito75, Jun 28, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

kdivers, Jun 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Brutus627, Jun 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Chickenhawk9932, Jun 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

georgiaboy8686, Jun 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Spaten454, Jun 14, 2014
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3.35/5  rDev -18.1%

2014. 9.4% ABV. Pours out to a clear very dark walnut, almost black, forming a light cocoa powder colored head with good retention and adequate lacing. The nose is of herbal hops, black walnut, soy sauce, distant burnt marshmallow. The mouthfeel is oddly tart with a dense body. The taste is a recap of the aroma. The hops are a little stronger than most imperial stouts, and well, this is a young beer, so that's not coincidental. The taste has a slightly sooty and tarry note to it, which is nice. The hops adds a peculiar tartness and sourness. I sometimes get this sourness wend there is a high percentage of roasted malts. Definitely lots of roasted malt taste, like french press coffee. A touch of molasses towards the finish.

This is a decent RIS, however the sourness, bitterness, green herbal hoppiness just don't sit well. Perhaps with some aging this might mellow out, but I think RIS should be brewed with all these things in mind, in order to be drank now. I'd definitely pass on buying it again. Maybe much better RIS's out there.

Mitchster, Jun 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Kaizoku, Jun 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

EricDu, Jun 07, 2014
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Dicers, Jun 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

NJBeer265, Jun 02, 2014
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Bonsall_Phil, Jun 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

liamt07, Jun 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Evil_Pidde, Jun 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Tafyob41, May 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

VTEno17, May 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Latarnik, May 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

TTTBeer, May 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

MA08, May 25, 2014
Smuttynose Imperial Stout (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 973 ratings.