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Smuttynose S'muttonator (Big Beer Series) - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

573 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 573
Reviews: 383
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.67%
Wants: 65
Gots: 51 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bierman9 on 01-11-2005

S’muttonator is a tasty mixture of German ingredients & good ol’ fashioned New England tenaciousness. Our brewers take 30 hours to brew a single batch of this traditional Double Bock. Take your time & enjoy its rich, malty & deceptively smooth flavor.

2008 - 8.8%
2010 - 9.5%
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Photo of IRONRakkasan
3.47/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nick4444
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JustinPStewart
4.31/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MA08
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MaseFace
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.49/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of archero
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnCJr
4.52/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Medium red-brown with thin white head. Very little retention.
Smell: Sweet brown sugar, nutty.
Taste: Very malt forward. Smooth with no hint of the almost 10% ABV.
Feel: Medium. Coats the mouth nicely.
Overall a superb beer.

Photo of SuomiHobbit
3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not as dark or chewy as other dopplebocks. Flavor range not as rich.

Photo of cosmicdebris
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of david18
3.7/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of swanfungus
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Corninajar
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bstrickler
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of OKFine
4.31/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4.36/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wiffler27
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BigRedDog
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LutherBrau
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thegerm87
3.59/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tfsimpkins
2.74/5  rDev -32%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Bottle marked 2014. I'll start by saying this beer seems young for a doppelbock. I am scoring based on my 'off the shelf' experience. Merely a warning.
The malt is there but the young astringent, bitter flavor begs attention. The alcohol is quite overwhelming as well. I believe this beer will do much better with some age. A true Doppelbock should be all malt forward, almost chewy, with a warming flush affect from the alcohol. You shouldn't taste it on the front end.
Do the dilligence where the brewery may have left off and lay this down for 8-10 months. Could be intentional to lengthen its shelf life? Again, not brewery bashing. rating based off of experience. I will purchase a second bottle and throw some age its way. it would be worth the wait.

Photo of Gbgbrouge
3.44/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle, slightly hazy dark red copper with low off white head. Aroma is mild with notes of caramel, dried fruit, vanilla and whey butter. Taste is sweet with a big malt body and some bitterness in the finish. Didn't like the whey butter aroma at all, spoiled the whole experience.

Photo of jheezee
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Smuttynose S'muttonator (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 573 ratings.