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

Smuttynose Imperial Stout (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Imperial Stout (Big Beer Series)
BA SCORE
4.08/5
1,234 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#2,314
Reviews:
700
Ratings:
1,234
pDev:
9.8%
Bros Score:
3.79
 
 
Wants:
125
Gots:
153
Trade:
9
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,234 |  Reviews: 700
Photo of StoutBoi
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NeoClassicist
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What on earth is this?
Slick mouthfeel, not too oily, but not creamy.
Hops?! In a stout? I taste hops here, without the over crispness of many an ale.
The full bodied-ness of a stout but not the baked character - no cocoa or coffee here. Thick but not heavy.
This is a conundrum.
Light brown head disappeared after pours both rough and soft from the generous sized bottle.
Very little carbonation to speak of.
Smells like a cross between a pale ale and porter.
A standout stout - not typical of the genre, but an interesting choice for a cold fall night.

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Photo of mattycasey
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaPan
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jenebauer
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of elkinbrown
3.81/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 4ster
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of skaboom420
3.71/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fearfactory
3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jjboesen
3.48/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This one opens with a heavy froth atop a pitch black body that looks like a glass of coal. Take a whiff: there is a subtle nose of malt and coffee. Take a sip: there is a resinous lather of baking chocolate along with some bitter toastiness, all of which is overwhelmed by a boozy finish.

The body is light, too light for a beer of this style. I would have expected something heavier, more breadier, but this was not to be. Still ... not bad, but not great. (This is no Old Rasputin.) ahowever, it makes for a decent quaff on a cold, rainy night.

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Photo of killcore
3.79/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crow
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 2ellas
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of E-McFarden
4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of clayrock81
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a black body with two finger khaki head and small lace patches. Aroma is comprised of mostly roasted and burnt malts along with hints of wood, biscuit and chocolate. Smooth, fuller heavy bodied beer with emphasis on roasted and toasted coffee malts with just touch of sticky sweetness in background and hidden ABV.

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Photo of BakaGaijin
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lukass
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Magery
3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of egrapplesberg
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz (bottle conditioned Feb 2015) while watching the Ohio state vs Virginia tech game ;) pitch black with a one inch tan head that fades quickly. Moderate retention that doesn't dissipate and slowly slides down the glass. Smell is malt and coffee. Taste is an ipa lovers dream if they had to drink a stout. Hoppy/bitter with Coffee and slight chocolate. decent carbonation but still balanced mouthfeel. Overall another great beer from smuttynose! Cheers!

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Photo of GoHabsGo
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of iRun2Beer
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wmdz
3.48/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Min head, slight coffee, not over done on the carbonation, decent stout.

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Photo of brewduder
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ilikebeer03
3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

bottled conditioned feb/2015. opened 8/21/15

A: pours black with a very thin (surprisingly so, especially for an imperial stout), tan head. fades quickly. little retention

S: earthy hops upfront, slight roasted malts. a bit of coffee

T: big earthy hops up front. followed by roasted, maybe even charred malt (likely a high number chocolate malt very present in the grain bill), bitter chocolate. alcohol hidden very well.

M: thick, creamy. wonderful

O: delicious beer. interesting take on the style. very hoppy, especially considering it's 6 months old at the time of drinking. delicious, but i think i might like it more with a litle more age to fade the hops a bit and bring out more malt characteristics.

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Photo of nate_pacino
4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Smuttynose Imperial Stout (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 1,234 ratings
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