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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

519 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 519
Reviews: 375
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.15%
Wants: 63
Gots: 28 | 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:
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%

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 01-11-2005)
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Photo of TruePerception
3.16/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Smuttynose's S'Muttonator, double bock beer. 9.8% ABV.

A: Just a bit of head. Soda-like carbonation. Nice, deep plum color. Cream soda-yellow in the dimple, with a neat pile of bubbles along the bottom.

S: Fairly earthy for a doppelbock. Citrus hop backing; not the star, but present. Also odd for a doppelbock. Tree sap. Alcohol seems a touch apparent. Dust and dirt.

T/MF: As with the smell, nothing like any other doppelbocks I've had previously. Hoppiness is slightly forward, but malt is right behind it. More tree sap, tree bark, citrus, earthiness. A sickly sweet backing. I was expecting a fairly carbonated beer from the look of it, but it's fairly calm. More bubbly than other doppelbocks, but just barely.

I'm not happy with this one. I've always heard of Smuttynose as one of the better east coast brewers, but this doesn't have me enthusiastic to try their other beers.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.

TruePerception, Nov 01, 2014
Photo of TBoneJones
3.81/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured some into a pilsner glass.
Brownish mahogany, clear but rich body, & a low creamy head with a but of lacing to be seen.
Smell is sweet and of bread, brown sugar with dark fruit, some alcohol. All of it subtle, but certainly special.
This is a tasty treat. Creamy caramel, sweet bread malts, then hops & the bite of nearly 10% abv. Hints of vanilla and autumn citrus fruit. All gives way to the sharp finish. Not as sweet overall than I would have liked.
Feels smooth, yet more well-carbonated for the style, & even with some chewiness..then it ends with a bitter, sharp bite.
It seems this would fare well with age. Clearly I didn't age this, and so I can say while tasty fresh, it does complete with an abrasive bite.

TBoneJones, Nov 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

bigred89, Oct 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

ambruns1979, Oct 29, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev +11.9%

footy802, Oct 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

KevinGordon, Oct 24, 2014
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

Pete27lax, Oct 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

603to843, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of Brutaltruth
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2011 vintage----YUM!
A very nice dopplebock from Smutty! This fine brew pours a ruby tinged dark brown with a
SUBSTANTIAL thick tan head that lingers with beautiful lacing. Thick and rich, the nose is of
fresh baked breads, caramel malts, and a light hop aroma. Flavors are HUGE. Raisins and
caramel notes to the middle, sweet caramel malts to the sides with a fresh bready like flavors.
A light bittering hops profile rises to the back giving balance to this sweet malt bomb with an
alcohol warmth that is a slow burn. Fantastic.

Cheers

Brutaltruth, Oct 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

paulys55, Oct 06, 2014
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

afsdan, Sep 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Duwey, May 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

WesM63, May 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Latarnik, May 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

patrick802, May 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

ckollias, Mar 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Loco_Joe, Mar 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

DrunkinYogi, Mar 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

Griffith, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of Huffs
4.26/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured to a nice dark copper / amber color with a dense tan head with great retention and lacing. Aroma had nice malt and bread notes. Taste had strong notes of malt, bread and some molassas with traces of caramel. Great mouth feel, creamy and full. Aftertaste was sweet and lingering.

Huffs, Jan 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

midlifec, Dec 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

taospowder, Dec 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

AndyEich, Dec 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Satchboogie, Nov 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

derkfromwi, Nov 13, 2013
Smuttynose S'muttonator (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 519 ratings.