Smuttynose Durty Mud Season Hoppy Brown Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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4.31/5 rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Good head poured aggressively out of the bottle. Plenty of tight foamy lacing. Lots and lots of suspended solids and color is a murky reddish brown .
Smells roasty like a porter or imperial stout with maybe a hint of florals and a tiny bit of fruitiness. Some caramel and toffee. Chocolate notes for sure but overall very balanced.
Taste is sort of a boozy, stronger flavored black and tan. Alcohol is very noticeable and up front. The "hoppy" is more dominant than the "brown," and the flavor really doesn't seem all that similar to other brown ales. Much closer to imperial stout. Heavy dose of hops bitterness, florals, and fruit as well. Really complex flavor but still balanced. As the strong alcohol flavor fades, the hops come in and linger for a long and complex finish. There's just a lot to take in here, which was a pleasant surprise.
For the amount of booziness and cloudiness, it's very drinkable. When I see mud racing on the bottle I'm thinking I'll be throwing back a six pack redneck style, but this is really better as a slow sipper.
Would drink again for sure, but don't expect a run of the mill simple basic brown ale.
Serving type: bottle
05-26-2014 23:06:15 | More by russwaddell
3.58/5 rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Tried at bottle share at today's Swamp Head release. Pours murky brownish orange with no head. Aroma of caramel, burnt toffee, bitter pine hops. Flavor follows similarly with notes of caramel and toffee, burnt sugar, earthy hops, with bitterness on the finish. More hoppy American barleywine than brown ale really. Mouthfeel is medium with low carbonation. Overall a decent brew but maybe a bit harsh.
Serving type: bottle
05-18-2014 03:47:28 | More by BMMillsy
Smuttynose Durty Mud Season Hoppy Brown Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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