S'muttonator (Heritage Series)
Smuttynose Brewing Company

S'muttonator (Heritage Series)S'muttonator (Heritage Series)
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From:
Smuttynose Brewing Company
 
New Hampshire, United States
Style:
Doppelbock
ABV:
8.2%
Score:
90
Avg:
4.03 | pDev: 10.17%
Reviews:
405
Ratings:
653
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Oct 31, 2019
Added:
Jan 11, 2005
Wants:
  90
Gots:
  61
Formerly Smuttynose S'muttonator (Big Beer Series)

S’Muttonator Double Bock displays the characteristically full malt flavor that can only come from using the best German specialty malts, and a traditional decoction mashing technique. The extra effort also adds a lot of extra time to each batch, but that’s the only way to get the nuttiness, toffee notes and smooth character beer drinkers expect from a double bock.

2007 - 9.8%
2008 - 8.8%
2010 - 9.5%
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Reviewed by tekstr1der from New Hampshire

4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Always interested to try anything ending with -ator, this doesn't disappoint. Dark brown pour with little off-white foam. Rich aromas of dark fruit abound mixed with sweet malt. Flavor follows similarly. Good American stab at this style. Would have again.
Oct 31, 2019
 
Rated: 4.12 by JakerLou from New Hampshire

Nov 04, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by mwvman from Indiana

Oct 30, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by Lance_Hathorn from Alabama

Sep 15, 2018
 
Rated: 3.92 by Bierliebhaber3 from Massachusetts

Jul 28, 2018
 
Rated: 4.68 by TimBuckland from New Hampshire

Jul 20, 2018
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Reviewed by DanO1066 from Maryland

3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
It remains a warm, humid evening here in Baltimore at the Brass Tap, so decided to 'finish' my exploration of the bock/doppelbock selection w/a 12oz bottle (3/21/17) poured in stages into another 8oz snifter
Jun 14, 2018
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
(12 oz bottle, bottled on 3/21/17... purchased 2-3 weeks ago at State Line... poured into a snifter)

L: burnt tawny colored liquid with way more flaky sediment floating about than anticipated... a little foam forms, but soon creeps down and back to one corner of the glass in a crescent shape with a sun flare of thin cap jutting out

S: heavenly, cavernously-deep malty aromas - medium-dark caramel, hint of show leather... mellow sultana vinous note quickly emerges... faint essence of perfumy booze... mmm, expression and potency on par with some of the German imports

T: murky swath of sweetish, toasty bread crust, dried fruit (with a hint of date), and an herbal, leafy, lingering hop flavor and bitterness... the bitterness still has a little bite left... has a lovely, mildly-spiced caramel sugar cookie thing, but doesn't altogether deviate much from the standard reddish-brown angle on the style

F: dumpy-plush; medium-full bodied but rife with lil divots and pockmarks... very delicate chewy texture, but the alcohol cuts it a touch, lightens it up, while letting off a rather mellow warmth

O: looks time-worn but tastes quite fine despite it... probably won't rush back to grab some more old bottles, but certainly will keep my eye out for this now, though I don't think it'd quite replace my Troegenator as my (local) go-to
Jan 23, 2018
 
Rated: 3.9 by beaulabauve from Louisiana

Jan 19, 2018
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Reviewed by JohnnyHopps from Indiana

4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Appearance - The beer poured like a dishwater blonde barleywine.

Smell - The nose was sweet like grapes with a grassy presence.

Taste - The malts come to the front with a strong green grape presence with a grassy malt backbone. The grape presence is so pronounced, I am made to think the beer was aged in wine barrels. The sweetness carries into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - The beer was an almost chewy mouthfeel with a full body.

Overall - While a good example of the style, the beer seems overly sweet.
Jan 05, 2018
 
Rated: 3.99 by dpgoblejr from New Hampshire

Dec 30, 2017
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Reviewed by keithmurray from Connecticut

4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottled 3/2017 - 8.2% ABV

Appearance - chestnut color with beige head

Smell - raisin, chocolate, toffee, honey

Taste - honey, raisin, toffee, honey, hazelnut

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium carbonation, moderately sweet upfront, crisp, nuttiness breadiness and some bitterness on the back end

Overall - nice iteration of a dopplebock - a bit sweeter than most, but otherwise nice flavors here. Certainly worth a shot

Price Point - $3.25/12 oz single
Nov 17, 2017
 
Rated: 4.59 by GregMooreNH from New Hampshire

Nov 12, 2017
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Reviewed by mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

3.92/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured into a custom grip shaped glass: color is amber, hints of brown, head is very light tan which presents 1/2 inch thick and then dissipates to a thin top, head is finely bubbled.

Smell is a bit sharp with some boozy esters (i don't pick it up in flavors), then moderate munich/vienna malt sweetness.

Taste is moderately sweet, flavors of bready, earth, light honey, toast, nuttiness; a bit bitter, compared to some other doppelbocks

Mouthfeel is crisp, a bit bitter and not cloying.

Overall a good doppelbock, a little different with some prominent hop components but overall good malt presence and flavor.
Oct 26, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a lager glass.
The appearance was a nice looking dark copper to milky brown color with a modest transparency about it. Two finger sustaining white foamy head that slid off at a moderate pace. Some spotty lace speckled the sides of the glass.
The aroma had a super nice blend of sweet red apples, mild earthy notes, crisp sweet nuts, subtle roast, some dark bread and a touch of grassy to woody sweetness at the end.
The flavor was moderately sweet with the earthy and bready notes making a play at the balance which was nice and fitting. Mostly a dark bready to nutty and apple-like aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt a bit under, but I wasn't too bothered by that. ABV felt on par. Slight stickiness but not cloying. Dark bready to nutty and malty finish.
Overall, really nice doppelbock well worthy of coming back to.
Oct 22, 2017
 
Rated: 4.26 by PaulSlazinger from Pennsylvania

Oct 07, 2017
 
Rated: 4.12 by StevenMilligan from Florida

Aug 03, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by BergBeer from Hawaii

Aug 02, 2017
 
Rated: 3.94 by Timfromthemainland from New York

Jul 25, 2017
 
Rated: 4.02 by sohearn from Alabama

Jul 05, 2017