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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

959 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 959
Reviews: 655
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.27%
Wants: 108
Gots: 96 | 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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Mack

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.2%

05-04-2014 13:35:53 | More by Mack
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MakeMineADoubleJack

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

05-04-2014 03:59:56 | More by MakeMineADoubleJack
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stanale

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10%

05-03-2014 03:43:00 | More by stanale
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JoeMans

New York

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

05-03-2014 00:28:02 | More by JoeMans
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Treyliff

West Virginia

4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2014 03:48:09 | More by Treyliff
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

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

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)..

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2014 00:53:05 | More by facundoCNB
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Raziel313

California

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-25-2014 08:13:14 | More by Raziel313
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user785335

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

04-20-2014 21:23:35 | More by user785335
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BalancingBrooms

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-19-2014 17:05:53 | More by BalancingBrooms
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silverking

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

04-18-2014 22:16:43 | More by silverking
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mjc3151

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-18-2014 21:37:22 | More by mjc3151
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

4.01/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2014 01:04:25 | More by GarthDanielson
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RichH55

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

04-14-2014 10:10:30 | More by RichH55
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Grinky

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

04-14-2014 02:08:01 | More by Grinky
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ToddHolder

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-13-2014 23:36:58 | More by ToddHolder
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TJP21

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

04-13-2014 20:23:50 | More by TJP21
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Jas45678

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-13-2014 16:39:08 | More by Jas45678
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ZombiesAteMyDog

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

04-12-2014 19:26:10 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
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jondavidsson

Sweden

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-12-2014 16:16:41 | More by jondavidsson
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

04-10-2014 02:43:52 | More by twenty5
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I_Like_Beer

New York

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

04-07-2014 21:04:29 | More by I_Like_Beer
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erialbill

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-06-2014 22:53:48 | More by erialbill
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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-06-2014 00:49:52 | More by thinwhiteduke
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aasher

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

04-05-2014 04:18:58 | More by aasher
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PatrickBeebe

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

04-03-2014 02:00:49 | More by PatrickBeebe
Smuttynose Imperial Stout (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 959 ratings.