Smuttynose S'muttonator (Heritage Series) | Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Smuttynose S'muttonator (Heritage Series)Smuttynose S'muttonator (Heritage Series)
BEER INFO

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

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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%

Added by Bierman9 on 01-11-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,811
Reviews:
403
Ratings:
648
pDev:
10.42%
Bros Score:
4.33
 
 
Wants:
87
Gots:
62
Trade:
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Photo of Djoneil
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

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Photo of Bouleboubier
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

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Photo of beaulabauve
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnnyHopps
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.

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Photo of dpgoblejr
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of keithmurray
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

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Photo of GregMooreNH
4.59/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mvanaskie13
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.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
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.

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Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.26/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StevenMilligan
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Timfromthemainland
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sohearn
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of epyon396
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of outoffocus
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Happyyb
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of EmeraldMist
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 3-21-17, 8.2% ABV

Look - Pours a dark ruby/amber color with lighter copper highlights, short cap of khaki head, no lacing.
Aroma - Honey, grain, toast, earthy spice. Mild aroma.
Taste - Thick and full bodied malt, bread crust, syrupy sweet, heavy toast, heather honey, very light medjool date note. Mid sip the hops come in with a substantial but balanced bitterness. Slight floral spice. Sweetness dies down towards the end and the beer finishes dry, crisp and nutty. No alcohol to speak of.
Feel - Medium bodied, slick at first, fine carbonation bubbles, dry and crisp finish. No alcohol warmth. Incredible, reminiscent of a dubbel.

Overall - Very unique doppelbock. Hoppier than German versions but it really pays off. The refreshing bitterness and crisp, dry finish put this into a league of it's own. A must try if you're a lager fanatic.

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Photo of Klister
3.52/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brureview
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy caramel, copper brown color with a 1 F head in a Pilsner glass.

Initial aroma: very fruity, with a sweet, ester- fruit aroma which is present throughout the tasting.

Very malt forward, medium-full body.

Taste follows the aroma: fruit, esters, finished with a dry, crisp, moderately bitter hoppy finish-
which points to the decocted mash.

Excellent Dobblebock. Solid beer, with a lot character. Smuttynose is noted for their variety and attention to a distinct brewing signature.

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Photo of Tryionn66
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kdivers
3.89/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JNForsyth
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Smuttynose S'muttonator (Heritage Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 648 ratings