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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,063 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,063
Reviews: 667
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 119
Gots: 115 | 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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4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of OldhouseRecs
4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tbeckett
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Purchased at the LCBO for around $8.00 for a 650ml bottle. Served at 7deg C in a tulip

A- Opens well and pours a miniscule head that is gone in seconds. Very dark almost black appearance

S- Lots of chocolate and coffee. Lots of heat though. Touch metallic.

T- Very rich chocolate overtones. Touch hot.

M- Very creamy and nice and thick.

O- Not a bad one. Have had better and will enjoy the second one I bought some time down the road

Food Pairing

This pretty good little stout went well with..... Grilled cheese sandwich with onion

Enjoy

Photo of DenisKolkin
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

650 ml bomber purchased from LCBO for about $9 CDN. Good to see some more American craft beer up here in Canada. Served cool into a pint glass. Advertised as 10.0% ABV with a best before date of October 28, 2015.

Appearance - Pours dark cola brown from the glass. However, once it accumulates gives the appearance of being black. Nice finger or so of brown head rests on top and isn't going anywhere. Dark and ominous, I like my big stouts this way.

Smell - Surprisingly modest nose, there's some roasted coffee and a nice licorice undertone, but it actually smells a bit boozy and dangerous from the first whiff.

Taste - Starts with coffee and a rush of bitterness with a little more than average hop presence making itself apparent. Boozy, but not too much so then finishes with some licorice before moving to a dry roasty coffee finish.

Mouthfeel -Silky smooth, oily and a bit chewy at the same time. One of the thickest tasting beers I've ever had and exactly what I'm looking for in a big stout. Absolutely great feel.

Overall - The huge warmth in the back of my throat makes this a perfect sipping beer while a snowstorm rages on outside. A well crafted and incredibly smooth and full bodied stout, the aromas and flavors are really anything earth shattering, but executed with precision. Would consider picking up a second bottle of this before it leaves local LCBO's for at least another year.

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4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Cycle69
4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of andrenaline
4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RedAleMan
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jim_carignan
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of brewskifan55
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
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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4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
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

Photo of rderedin
4.7/5  rDev +14.9%
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%

Photo of Dan269605
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Smuttynose Imperial Stout (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,063 ratings.