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

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Smuttynose Imperial Stout (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Imperial Stout (Big Beer Series)

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Ratings: 1,028
Reviews: 662
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 121
Gots: 107 | 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:
Beer added by: Bierman9 on 05-05-1998

2007 - 10.0%
2009 - 8.9%
2010 - 9.8%
2014 - 9.4%
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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.

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Another cellared beer purchased from Nikki's vintage room in Providence. 22oz bottle from 2009 (aged 5 years) poured into Lawson's tulip.

A- Pours an opaque dark black, about a quarter finger of light mocha head that recedes to a thin top leaving light wispy lacing, carbonation seems to be spot on despite the age.

S- Dark fruits, char, roast malts, oxidation that blends, very light dark cherries. Can tell this is picking up a little oxidation but still holding up quite nicely although has transformed from it's original self losing the hops and gaining dark fruit.

T- Dark chocolate, milk chocolate, dark fruits, light cherries, blended oxidation, slightly bitter, finishes very smooth oxidized chocolate. One of the best aged stouts I've had.

M- Nice carbonation, medium bodied, almost no booze, goes down smooth.

O- This is one of the most overlooked stouts out there, in my opinion this easily stands up with the best non-barrel-aged stouts on the market both fresh and aged. With age this has held up surprisingly well still retaining perfect carbonation and plenty of flavor. For picking this up for $8.50 was an absolute steal and I wish I purchased a few more.

Smuttynose Imperial Stout (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,028 ratings.