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Smuttlabs Imperial Stout - Aged In Apple Brandy Oak Barrels | Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company
New Hampshire, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial stout aged 5 years in two Flag Hill apple brandy oak barrels.
925 numbered bottles.

Added by Mike on 03-08-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
73
Avg:
4.45
pDev:
9.44%
 
 
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Gots:
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Reviews by reebtaerG:
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4.65/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared bottle with 4 others 3oz pour into snifter

A-Pours an inky dark brown color with a thin ring of head.

S-Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, brandy, wood, caramel, mild alcohol.

T-The taste is brandy, chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, wood, dark fruit, raisin, mild booze.

M-Mouthfeel has a medium-full bodied, low carbonation, very smooth.

O-Overall was very glad to try this one. Must try to find another.

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4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of ChrisL24481
4.42/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark black with a thin brown ring for a head. Little carbonation on this one as you'd expect from a beer that's been aging for four years in apple brandy barrels. Strong brandy, oak and vanilla flavors come to the nose first followed by some dark chocolate flavors. All the flavors on the nose blend so well on the taste. Awesomeness throughout the mouth. Full bodied, light carbonation, and some sticky lips. A home run by the Smuttlabs!

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4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -21.3%

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5/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of KevinGordon
4/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of Mike
4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of montrealbcr89
4/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of ShanePB
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Rhettroactive
4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of SadMachine
4.62/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of bgold86
5/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Fudgie chocolaty covered strawberry/cherry, great mouthfeel, great nose.

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4.68/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cardsfan
4.81/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow was extremely impressed by this beer! I have now had AB panther and DBH and this is just behind DBH. Great feell... Nothing but apple brandy in the nose. No carbonation but it doesn't really affect the beer. Taste is DBH w/o the rum and huna pepper heat. Great job by smutty!

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3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Bosoxfan20
4.32/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Basically black. Slides into the glass with no head to speak of. Slick and still.

S- Wow. Intense amounts of bandy notes with the apples and vanilla. Roasted malts with copious amounts of milk chocolate on the back end. Stunning.

T- A great balance of the roasted, malty goodness with the barrel character. The brandy is more toned down than the nose led me to believe, but still outstanding. The sweet notes hang around without ever becoming cloying. Some caramel comes through as well.

M- Full and creamy. When warmed up to room temp it goes down a bit chewy. A slight warmth in the finish. Basically no carbonation

O- Really, really impressive work here. Would love to try the base without the barrel aging to compare. Had a DB Huna not too long ago, and this one stands up to it nicely.

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4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SocalKicks
4.15/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

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Smuttlabs Imperial Stout - Aged In Apple Brandy Oak Barrels from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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