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

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583 Ratings
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Ratings: 583
Reviews: 389
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 67
Gots: 53 | 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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Ratings: 583 | Reviews: 389
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.15/5  rDev +3.2%

Serving: 750 mL bottle poured into a stemmed Pilsner (beer tulip) glass (bottle marked "bottle conditioned 2014").

Appearance: Lightly hazy, deep caramel brown. Modest tan head leaves little lace but persists as a crowning haze.

Smell: Sweet, rich and lightly toasty malt; brown sugar, caramel.

Taste: Big, sweet and toasty malts, sweet dried fruit (raisins), caramel. Slightly earthy hop bitterness provides dry balance to finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body and gentle carbonation.

Overall: Big and malty without being either overly sweet or alcoholic.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.28/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.04/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours out a hazy brown with a barely-there head. Smells of brown sugar, figs, lots of toasty malts, some booze. Flavor does not remind me of a classic, chewy doppelbock. It reminds me more of an imperial dark amber lager or something. Loads of toasty malts overwhelm the more caramelly/dried fruity malt aspects. Alcohol isn't overly present. Mouthfeel is rather flat and slick. Not impressed with this, at all.

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Shockingly good for an American doublebock, well done! Tastes like the real thing, very few American attempts get it right.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.16/5  rDev +3.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

22oz to tulip

Sweet, big caramel entry. Big, bold beer. Sipper. Cooked caramel and brown sugar. Bready malts. Deep, deep black cherry, raisin is present. Touch of warm orange hues. Just enough earthy, subtle hops to keep the beer honest. Soft (very), clean bitterness. Alcohol adds a drying effect (in the finish) to a sweet beer, another aspect that keeps the beer honest. Slight cereal graininess noted in the finish. Lager finish is apparent in the first few sips, but dissipates as the rest of this big beer takes over. Slight warming effect as the beer is quaffed, welcomed. Syrupy body with soft carbonation. Complex yet balanced brew. Serve at appropriate temp for best impression. Served mine slightly chilled, slightly astringent. Much better as the beer warmed (as all big beers do.) I definitely will by again. Have not had many bocks, reminds me almost of an English style barley wine, one of my favorites styles. 2014 version, 9.8%. Good stuff!!!

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-a dark caramel color with two fingers worth of khaki colored head

S-heavy caramel malt backbone, brown sugar, and light raisins

T-brown sugar, raisins, caramel and toffee with a light hop bitterness in the finish.

M-medium body, moderate carbonation, very smooth

Overall a delicious beer for the style, nice chewy body with just enough hop bite

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