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Smuttynose Imperial Stout is coming back!!!

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

  1. seplo

    seplo Savant (490) Connecticut Sep 8, 2009 Beer Trader

    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 Savant (325) New Hampshire Oct 29, 2006

    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. 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. Awesome.
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  5. SawDog505

    SawDog505 Poobah (1,045) New Hampshire Apr 9, 2010 Beer Trader

    This beer got me into stouts and got me on Beer Advocate. My vertical can continue.
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  6. Thank god. Love this beer. Great fresh, great with age, well priced. A winner all around.
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  7. FanofHefe

    FanofHefe Champion (870) Illinois Feb 13, 2010

    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 Advocate (705) Florida Jul 13, 2010 Beer Trader

    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 Savant (475) California Nov 20, 2010

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

    CORKSCREWFISH Savant (325) Illinois Apr 22, 2011

    Now,if only Boulevard would bring back their Impy Stout(smokestack series)! That one I miss!
  11. 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 Savant (490) Connecticut Sep 8, 2009 Beer Trader

    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 Advocate (705) Connecticut Jun 12, 2009

    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 Savant (255) Maryland Jun 29, 2012

    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 Aficionado (215) Maryland Oct 7, 2010

  16. SawDog505

    SawDog505 Poobah (1,045) New Hampshire Apr 9, 2010 Beer Trader

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

    seplo Savant (490) Connecticut Sep 8, 2009 Beer Trader

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

    beercanman Savant (485) Ohio Dec 17, 2012

    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 Poobah (1,070) New York Mar 12, 2009 Beer Trader

    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 Savant (410) Connecticut Jan 21, 2010

    Really happy it's coming back. Hopefully we see some Baltic porter I'm ct as well
  22. Only had one bottle of this, loved it. Zinneke however, I did not like at all.
  23. BumpkinBrewer

    BumpkinBrewer Savant (455) Massachusetts Jan 6, 2010 Subscriber Beer Trader

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

    2Xmd Advocate (700) New York Apr 19, 2013

  25. dmeadows

    dmeadows Savant (320) New York Aug 6, 2002

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

    71gto Savant (315) Illinois Jun 3, 2009 Beer Trader

    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. 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.