Smuttynose Imperial Stout (Big Beer Series) | Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Smuttynose Imperial Stout (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Imperial Stout (Big Beer Series)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company
New Hampshire, United States
smuttynose.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
2007 - 10.0%
2009 - 8.9%
2010 - 9.8%
2014 - 9.4%
2015 - 10.5%

Added by Bierman9 on 05-05-1998

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,228
Reviews:
699
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
9.83%
 
 
Wants:
124
Gots:
152
For Trade:
9
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Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnBradSC
4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mrfrancis
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BoomKentucky
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of justinp444
4.68/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Feb 2015 bottle date. Poured into a 3oz sample glass it as a black body and a beige quickly dissipating head of quarter inch. Smell of dark chocolate, date, plum, stone fruit, caramel, some floral, slight roasted malt, and a little bit of grape juice. Taste is nice dark chocolate, big dried fruit flavor, caramel, floral, nice bit of roasted malt on the end, and some apple. Mouth feel is full as well as body with a moderate carbonation. A great aged imperial stout, really became complex without any serious off flavors and still maintained it's drinkability.

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Photo of whatname
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dcmchew
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ikidunot
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.6/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Black color with brown head. Aroma and taste are quite subdued. Some roasted malt and dark fruits, quite classic. Heavy body, light carbonation. To simple for my taste.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DontLuke
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dfecteau
3.86/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PA-Michigander
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dheldman
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BdM
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gagnonsux
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sk8sean86
3.25/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Evilyak
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

with 1200 ratings, it's not worth it to give my $0.02, as usual. with beers like this, you just have to consider the brewery and whether you like the style. it's inky black and smells, and tastes, of dark fruit and cocoa and roasted malt.

it's familiar and easy to drink and not to be taken lightly.

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Photo of paresis
3.97/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ClavisAurea
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2014 Bottle served at cellar temps in a snifter glass.

Appearance: thick and chewy, pitch black with a nice tan head, stains the glass brown

Nose: raisins, chocolate, coffee, muted malty flavors, rich and delicious, slight oxidation but nothing that takes away from it, soy sauce

Taste: follows the nose perfectly, nice balance and depth of character, bakers cocoa, coffee, ghost of hops past, umami, delicious

Overall: this was a real treat. I actually forgot that I had this beer in my cellar. Nice find. I'd drink this again.

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Photo of StoneDrinking
3.82/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

2014 Vintage bomber. Poured nearly opaque, but thin. Thin whispy head reminiscent of seafoam reduces to tan, marbled lace. No hops left in this brew. Sickly sweat malts dull the chocolate and coffee notes. Doesn't hit the palate like a ton of bricks. The boomer goes down smooth. A great go-to stout. I'll catch a fresher batch next time.

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Photo of DrStiffington
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of boogerisu
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RickS95
4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Black in color as the day is long. Gorgeous. There's a small head of light brown bubbles but it's thin. Decent legs with a spotty lace.

While not a coffee drinker, I love the smell of it in a beer and this is heavenly. Chocolate notes are in there but you've got to search for them.

Very pleasant taste of coffee and bittersweet chocolate. A malt bomb with a splash of alcohol in the finish.

Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Nice balance of sweet and bitter. Faint heat. Full to medium-full body. Lingering bitter feel.

Stellar beer and easy to drink. 10.5 is well-hidden. I could drink this year round.

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Photo of ESPN_Woodsy
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.5

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Smuttynose Imperial Stout (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
4.07 out of 5 based on 1,228 ratings.
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