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Smuttynose Imperial Stout is coming back!!!

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by seplo, May 22, 2013.

  1. seplo

    seplo Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    After a few year hiatus the good people of Smuttynose have FINALLY heard the masses and are bringing this bad boy back in January. Not that I minded the Zinneke ( Belgian-Style Stout ), it's just not anywhere near the beer that the Imperial Stout is.
    I personally love this hopped up version of Imperial Stout.
    What are your thoughts?
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  2. LOCAL

    LOCAL Member

    Location:
    New Hampshire
    I've always thought the Smuttynose Imperial Stout was worth its weight in gold and flying way under the radar. Glad its making a come back. I'd love to see them package it in a 4 pack though.
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  3. darkandhoppy

    darkandhoppy Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    good news to me. I always loved their IS for it's hop forward attitude. 4pks would be nice too
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  4. Rekrule

    Rekrule Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Awesome.
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  5. SawDog505

    SawDog505 Member

    Location:
    New Hampshire
    This beer got me into stouts and got me on Beer Advocate. My vertical can continue.
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  6. cbeer88

    cbeer88 Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Thank god. Love this beer. Great fresh, great with age, well priced. A winner all around.
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  7. FanofHefe

    FanofHefe Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    Looking forward to it. They distribute to my area now and I'm always open to trying a good new Imp Stout.
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  8. shand

    shand Member

    Location:
    Florida
    Good thing I just saw this thread, I was ruminating between opening a 2011 Stone IRS and a 2008 Smutty Imperial Stout ten minutes ago. Now I know I should hold onto the 2008 bottle I found a few months ago so I can side-by-side them.
  9. jmgrub

    jmgrub Member

    Location:
    California
    Too hop forward for me fresh, but great with a few years on it. Happy to see it coming back.
  10. CORKSCREWFISH

    CORKSCREWFISH Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    Now,if only Boulevard would bring back their Impy Stout(smokestack series)! That one I miss!
  11. Longstaff

    Longstaff Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    As long as its like the all the previous versions that were hoppy/bitter and not the sweeter, less hoppy version they brewed last time.
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  12. seplo

    seplo Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    Couldn't agree with you more. That's why the people who like it love it. I'm not a fan of sweet stouts but to each its own
  13. smutty33

    smutty33 Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    Smutty Impy.
    I have missed you in the regular big beer series rotation,but as you know
    I have been enjoying past vintages of yourself at home.Glad your finally back.

    Mmmmm,Good Kind.

    I too hope they brew the hoppier version,2011's are drinkin nice,but def. my least favorite vintage.
    I now also,can continue my vertical.:)

    Cheers All.....
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  14. Scotty

    Scotty Member

    Location:
    Maryland
    I'm a huge Smutty fan - so I'm excited. I remember drinking this in 2007-2008 and really enjoying it.

    I miss living in NH... $10 Finestkind 12-packs (the Market Basket special!), and Big Beer series bombers at every store.
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  15. Psykhe

    Psykhe Member

    Location:
    Maryland
  16. SawDog505

    SawDog505 Member

    Location:
    New Hampshire
    I thought my taste buds had changed. I was not blown away with the last batch. It was still solid, but I felt it was less of what I love.
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  17. Trevdawg

    Trevdawg Member

    Location:
    New Hampshire
    I'm moving across the street from the brewery so this is good news...
  18. seplo

    seplo Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    I know, it wasn't as hopped up as the years previous. I hope they go back to the hoppy recipe
  19. beercanman

    beercanman Member

    Location:
    Ohio
    Never had it, but I am a fan of everything that I have had in that series. The Baltic porter is easily in my top 10.
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  20. cavedave

    cavedave Member

    Location:
    New York
    Glad to hear it is coming back! Smutty has come out with a few good 'uns in the meanwhile, most notably Durty, but Zinneke was the biggest fail of a beer from a brewery I love in recent memory. Can't wait for a fresh bottle of Imperial Stout though.
  21. Thads324

    Thads324 Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    Really happy it's coming back. Hopefully we see some Baltic porter I'm ct as well
  22. GodlessWatermelon

    GodlessWatermelon Member

    Location:
    Maryland
    Only had one bottle of this, loved it. Zinneke however, I did not like at all.
  23. BumpkinBrewer

    BumpkinBrewer Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Love their Imperial Stout, but please for the love of god bring back Maibock, Smuttynose!!
  24. 2Xmd

    2Xmd Member

    Location:
    New York
  25. dmeadows

    dmeadows Member

    Location:
    New York
    Damn, just when I was over dark beer! ;)
  26. 71gto

    71gto Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    Awesome! I have not opened my last bottle because I didnt want to go without the possibility of drinking this. Once I have a few bottles I can open one.
  27. puboflyons

    puboflyons Member

    Location:
    New Hampshire
    I like this stout. It is very well done. Dark fruit esters and flavor and the 9.8% ABV is well integrated into the mix. I haven't had it since 2010 so I'm looking forward to trying it again.

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