Smuttynose Imperial Stout (Big Beer Series) - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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4.16/5 rDev +1.7%
Called an Imperial Stout for a reason this poured with a most regal complexion of thick black darkness. The head was a thick crown of Brown dense foam that was thick enough to support the bottle cap.
The nose is full of cocoa powder, light char, marshmallow sweetness, Graham cracker and chocolate malt.
The flavor holds more chocolatey properties with a powder and milk chocolate taste. Light char or roast mixes with a malty Graham cracker before the marshmallow sweetness finishes.
The feel is thick and full but there is significant warmth and alcohol tang.
This is part of the "Big Beer Series" and this is a Big Beer!
05-04-2014 23:21:38 | More by KYGunner
4.15/5 rDev +1.5%
2013 Vintage, poured into a snifter
A- pours thick and pitch black with a small and creamy dark tan head, good retention and lacing left behind
S- big roasty malt with some smoky notes, bitter dark chocolate, dark fruit and fig
T- chocolate malt gives flavors of bitter-sweet dark chocolate and fig, smoky campfire and charcoal notes give it a nice roasted flavor, slightly sweet finish with more chocolate and a hint of coffee
M- thick and creamy body with moderate carbonation, smooth and silky mouthfeel with just a bit of warmth on the finish
O- nothing fancy here, just a really good classic Russian Imperial Stout. Definitely worth a try
04-29-2014 03:48:09 | More by Treyliff
4.18/5 rDev +2.2%
A thick brown / black pour with 2 fingers of slowly dissipating tan head, nice thick lacing left behind. Smells roasty, sweet milk chocolate, coffee, nutty, a bit of licorice.
The flavor is very roasty, slightly hoppy, dark grain bill, charred oak, black coffee.. Very bitter.
Full body, low carbonation.
An excellent contender with the big boys. For something not barrel aged, it's tastier than dark lord and darkness (though I prefer bitter stouts)..
04-28-2014 00:53:05 | More by facundoCNB
4.01/5 rDev -2%
Poured from a bomber into a snifter, the beer pours an oily, jet black coloring with a thin, low profile, light brown head. Aromas of cocoa nibs, molasses, coffee, roasted notes, wood, and earth. Heavy, but never overpowering, and the nose remains balanced throughout. Flavors are heavily roasted forward, with a blast of bitter, dark roasted coffee, bitter baker's chocolate highlights, and some woody and earthy highlights. Initially robust in mouth, but transitions to a slick, light feel by the end of the palate. Roasted, rich coffee aftertaste, with campfire smoke highlights, and a slick, slightly bitter, lingering finish. Solid, rugged stout.
04-17-2014 01:04:25 | More by GarthDanielson
Smuttynose Imperial Stout (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 965 ratings.