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

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

484 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 484
Reviews: 366
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.15%
Wants: 58
Gots: 27 | 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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richj1970

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-05-2013 15:16:51 | More by richj1970
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jzlyo

Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

07-05-2013 00:25:58 | More by jzlyo
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -1%

06-30-2013 13:55:45 | More by mrfrancis
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Snellgg5

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

06-27-2013 10:10:13 | More by Snellgg5
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Eeroomnhoj

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1%

06-26-2013 02:37:50 | More by Eeroomnhoj
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Daktah

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

06-10-2013 14:58:29 | More by Daktah
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Falcone

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1%

06-09-2013 20:03:40 | More by Falcone
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

05-16-2013 16:51:35 | More by Slatetank
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jjboesen

Maryland

4.35/5  rDev +7.7%

This review is based on a goblet quaffed at Rustico Ballston, which lies a few miles outside of Washington, D.C. It looks real nice with a semi-translucent copper body – still pool of beer that is void of carbonation and lacing (though a frothy head will appear if the beer is stirred). The nose is somewhat basic with mild hints of honey, grass and bananas. Upon the initial sip, there is a sweet blanket of caramel, molasses and brown sugar. That said, this is not a cloyingly sweet beer; the body is rather light with some doughiness tippling the palate.

At 9% abv, this beer could have been a booze bomb; however, I thought it to be very quaffable and inviting. But those of us who know anything about this style – one with its own season in Munich (Starkbierzeit), are well aware of an underlying potency. This strong beer should not be taken for granted.

05-12-2013 00:15:56 | More by jjboesen
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

05-05-2013 21:14:39 | More by ejimhof
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C20Percent

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Vintage 2011

A: Pours a caramel-amber with a big bubbly head of beige colored foam on top. Bubble action in the body. Pretty clean body. Unique for a Double Bock. Lacing will tell the story. Lacing almost nonexistent.

S: Sweet aromas. Toffee. Butter. Some dark fruits -- prunes.

T: Dark fruits and sweet malts. Crisp. Subtle booziness. Not bad.

M: Smooth and creamy. Nice carbonation.

O: Nothing too special. It is a big beer, but it's largely forgettable. Unless you really like Double Bocks -- you can pretty much pass on this.

05-05-2013 20:29:42 | More by C20Percent
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Boto

Connecticut

4.14/5  rDev +2.5%

22oz bomber: This one pours a fairly clear, dark amber/mahogany color. There was about a finger of a khaki colored head on it that didn’t linger long but left some lacing. This one has a nice nose. Lots of malts, yet there isn’t much sweetness coming through. Caramel, dark fruits are the main components. Maybe some toffee also. The taste is excellent. A hint of sweetness, tons of malts. Faint roasted malts. Smooth. Overall an excellent doppelbock.

05-05-2013 00:55:22 | More by Boto
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

04-23-2013 05:26:57 | More by Kelp
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Sparky44

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

03-24-2013 21:20:09 | More by Sparky44
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

03-20-2013 00:30:35 | More by AndrewMichael
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Grinky

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

03-17-2013 03:08:03 | More by Grinky
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wil19b85

Vermont

4.48/5  rDev +10.9%

A - Poured nicely. Had a solid finger thick head. Now that it's settled there is a nice foamy layer that is lingering. It has a great mahogany, almost rosey color when held up to the light.

S - It has a very malty smell. I can't help but thinking of the smell of the woods thawing from winter. Does that sound kind of ridiculous or what? I like it.

T - I'm picking up oak, and peat right off. It finishes fairly bitter.

M - This is a very rich beer.

Overall I enjoyed this one quite a bit. I love living 25-30 minutes from the grocery store, but being able to pick up great beer at the local general store up the road.

03-02-2013 22:10:06 | More by wil19b85
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pgrow

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

02-23-2013 21:02:00 | More by pgrow
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kduf

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

02-21-2013 23:50:29 | More by kduf
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.3/5  rDev +6.4%

Poured from the bottle into a tall pilsner style glass. Bottle conditioned in 2011.

Super dark copper red, with lots of burnt brown sugar color. Head is soapy and light tan in color with still quite a lot of staying power even for some big bubbles. Slightly cloudy, and fairly hard to see through.

Nose is just great doppelbock malt. Sticky malts and toffee, with hints of licorice all over. Light brown sugar and whole wheat toasty bread. Just great and solid.

Palate hits with a bit of fusel alcohol and boozy character, but still manages to feel somewhat crisp and brings all the classic dark malts into play. Rich toffee but with a very light palate. Very clean finish with airy dryness, and a light almost pilsner crispness. Slightly gaseous, but with all the hints of toffee and licorice you could want. Subdued sweetness.

Overall it's pretty darn solid, it's nose reminds me of classic Ayinger, but a very different flavor profile. It's still a real good doppelbock for sure.

02-15-2013 03:39:59 | More by smakawhat
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thomscottson

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

02-13-2013 01:40:44 | More by thomscottson
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DmanGTR

Florida

4/5  rDev -1%

01-30-2013 13:42:08 | More by DmanGTR
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev -1%

01-12-2013 20:19:47 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev -1%

01-12-2013 17:13:37 | More by Texasfan549
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vonnegut21

New York

4/5  rDev -1%

01-10-2013 21:07:06 | More by vonnegut21
Smuttynose S'muttonator (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 484 ratings.