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Smuttynose Scotch Style Ale (Big Beer Series) - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

458 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 458
Reviews: 277
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 54
Gots: 25 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our Scotch Ale is a bold amber beer that balances smooth rich sweetness with a hint of peat smoked malt. The infusion of this subtle smokiness invites images of heather fields, platters of haggis, & the poetry of William McGonagall. Enjoy one with your mates!

2007 - 8.2%
2008 - 7.1%

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 12-26-2001)
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Treebs

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev -12.8%

Had on tap at Quality in Champaign. Served in a shaker pint.

A: Pours a dark ruby color with a thin tan head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin film and leaves splotches of lace.

S: Nice peaty smoke with a touch of roasted malts. Nice sweetness as well with just a touch of hops.

T: Nice peat flavors with a little smokey malt. Some roasted malt notes with a little backend sweetness. Minimal hop flavors in the background as well.

M: Medium bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and a medium carbonation level.

O: This was a pretty straightforward scotch ale. Nice peat and smoke with a sweet malt profile.

11-04-2012 14:09:19 | More by Treebs
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SawDog505

New Hampshire

3.48/5  rDev -12.8%

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass, 2012. Pours a reddish brown, with a half inch of off white head, leaves very little lace. Smell is peat, brown sugar, biscuit, smoke, and a hint of cinnamon spice. Taste is mainly sweet, with some smoke in the finish. Body is medium, a little more carbonation, a little dry as expected, and easy drinking. This is a nice Scotch Al, but earth shattering no.

12-06-2012 02:50:29 | More by SawDog505
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gueuzeonhigh

Maine

3.48/5  rDev -12.8%

I may be warped by what I expect out of a scotch ale-- probably from quaffing too many McEwans Scotch Ales.

This is a hearty beer.
It fell somewhat flat in my glass-- I had wished for a more vibrant presentation-- but it lay silent and non-descript in the confines of my glass..

Nose too was rather plain.

The flavor was the great redeemer-- a strong bold flavor stance. Notes of peat, malt supported on a foundation of hops bitterness. Malt created a balance of the hops-- I'd declare I tasted caramel and other things not really related to the ingredients-- clover maybe?

Mouthfeel is quite cordial- nice balance of flavor, carbonization and finish.

I think that the SmuttyNose "Big Beer Series" have been eminently enjoyable.. So far they have all been satisfying.

02-11-2013 02:34:38 | More by gueuzeonhigh
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev -12.8%

2012, pours a deep copper with a tall, foamy, beige head that holds good retention and leaves some lacing on the glass. Aromas are malty, caramel, toffee,raisin, grain, metallic, earthy, woodsy, leather. Tastes are sweet and earthy, with peat, grain, toffee, raisin, brown sugar, leathery, tobacco leaf, alcohol is overbearing at times, finishes dry and a little sourish. Mouth-feel is a little on the thin side, ample carbonation. Overall, this was pretty good. It's obvious that the brewing process was done properly for the style with some partial fermentation tastes rendered.

10-20-2012 13:11:36 | More by barnzy78
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

11-02-2013 21:44:17 | More by acurtis
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aztraz

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

04-17-2014 19:17:34 | More by aztraz
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bonbini26

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

01-11-2012 20:58:24 | More by bonbini26
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KeyWestGator

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

11-16-2013 00:09:09 | More by KeyWestGator
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

01-29-2014 19:46:19 | More by outoffocus
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scotv

New York

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

11-23-2013 03:30:10 | More by scotv
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

02-07-2014 14:03:06 | More by ejimhof
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SteveO1231

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

22 oz. brown bomber, bottled in 2006. Pours a dark cloudy brown with some copper highlights. Thick off-white head retains very well. Light to medium bodied. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, burnt caramel, and a hint of smoke. Big malt flavor, roasted malts are backed up by chocolate and caramel. Light hop bitterness in the finish with a whiskey/oak aftertaste. Pretty easy drinking for the style. It went well with some chocolates.

Cheers!

08-20-2006 17:17:48 | More by SteveO1231
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PStriedl

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

03-02-2013 21:30:47 | More by PStriedl
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cufarley

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

05-22-2014 03:51:27 | More by cufarley
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zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

12-23-2013 10:38:51 | More by zestar
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ricecracker420

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

01-31-2014 05:35:18 | More by ricecracker420
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ironchefmiyagi13

New York

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

10-23-2013 15:36:58 | More by ironchefmiyagi13
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ybnorml

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

A clean dark copper beer. Has a creamy beige head. A whiff of alcohol then some hops and lastly amalty sweetness rounds out the aroma. The flavor starts out with malt sweetness and a hint of licorice and ends with a balance of hops and alcohol warmthin the finish.

03-27-2005 02:10:13 | More by ybnorml
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UncleJimbo

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

This ale poured a very cloudy brown with light foam. The aroma was modest with some citrus and fruity smells. The taste was sweet and malty. The mouthfeel was OK: smooth, moderate carbonation, but a bit thin bodied. The drinkability was OK. I guess I expected a little more body and "oomph" for this Scotch style ale in the "big beer series".

01-25-2003 10:47:14 | More by UncleJimbo
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moeamaya

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

10-25-2012 04:38:45 | More by moeamaya
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tjeppaint

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

12-26-2012 00:11:05 | More by tjeppaint
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Higravity

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

A red-brown body crowned with a white head that sinks back fast and rings the glass giving some lace. Mostly smells of sweet malt, but some smokey hints and a herbal note or two. A tasty number with a little smokeyness reminicent of Belhaven and a good malt flavor but the hops or herbs give a little off-flavor. Good body and this is a pretty drinkable beer.

02-28-2006 13:34:04 | More by Higravity
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StratManKudzu

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

02-04-2013 03:43:27 | More by StratManKudzu
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ElGuapo

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

A very dark brown pour topped in a thin quick-dying tannish head. The aroma is extremely malty and sweet. There are touches of hops to add some spice to it.

A huge sweet blast of malts starts you out. Some delicate hop flavors come in a bit later, but there really is not a whole lot of complexity. There are some roasty notes, but not a lot of smoky flavor like I enjoy in my scotch ales. It would give this one a little more character. If you are looking for a bold rich-bodied malty scotch ale, then this is your beer. It was very smooth and very drinkable, but it was just a bit dull for me to really love it.

01-28-2004 21:46:20 | More by ElGuapo
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

02-01-2012 03:00:34 | More by jfcaa193
Smuttynose Scotch Style Ale (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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