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

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Smuttynose S'muttonator (Heritage Series)Smuttynose S'muttonator (Heritage Series)
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645 Ratings
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:
#3,415
Reviews:
401
Ratings:
645
pDev:
10.42%
Bros Score:
4.33
 
 
Wants:
88
Gots:
63
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 645 |  Reviews: 401
Photo of smcolw
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I love the name of this series--BIG BEER. It doesn't mean extreme, but they are all flavorful. This one pours a cloudy brown. It leaves great ring lace even after the three-finger initial head.

Creamy caramel sweetness in the nose. Some chocolate is present, too.

Light sweetness in the flavor, but this is in the background of some definitive chocolate and finishing hop.

This is a spot-on double bock.

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

This is my idea of a Dopplebock. Thick bready and malty...and goes down smooth. Pours a very cloudy brown color with a bit of light getting through on the sides and bottom. Can barely see the outline of a finger on teh other side of the glass. The head is tan and fairly large. Shrinks down to a ring around the glass and a thin covering in the middle. Hige sheets of lacing.

Smell is of bready malts. Taste is the same. Rye bread, pumpernickle and maybe a hint of vanilla.

Mouthfeel is rich and thick. No chalkiness or unpleasant malty after taste. No hint of alcohol either. Drinkability is good for this style of beer. I drank the whole bomber over half a televised football game with no snacks. Enjoyed every bit. Some cheese would have benn nice though. Very drinkable...very tasty

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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

Lots of malts, some alcohol, along with some doughy banana aromas. Dark cream colored head. Transparent, dark cola colored beer with a caramel hue with streams of slowly rising small bubbles. Soft mouthfeel on this fairly thick beer. Big malty flavor is pretty sweet and alcoholic, and accompanied by some doughy yeastiness. Bitterness kicks in midway and takes the alcohol with it into the finish. I like this beer, it's big and tasty, and while I know it's party of the Big Beer Series, it seems like it's just a little too big, especially with the bitterness.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, 2010 release. Pours hazy reddish copper color with a nice 2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some decent spotty lacing on the glass, with a good amount of carbonation streaming up. Aromas of big raisin, prune, biscuit, toast, molasses, toffee, caramel, nuttiness, earth, light roasted malt, and herbal. Very nice and well balanced doppelbock aromas with good complexity. Taste of big raisin, molasses, prune, toffee, biscuit, toast, nuttiness, earth, light roasted malt, and herbal spiciness. Light spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark fruit, molasses, toffee, toast, caramel, biscuit, nuttiness, roasted malt, and herbal on the finish for a good bit. Very nice flavor complexity and balance. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a fairly creamy and slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a moderate warming after the finish. This was very easy to sip on when I opened it, and it gained a bit more heat as it warmed up. Overall this is a damn nice doppelbock. Nice flavor balance and complexity; and pretty smooth to sip on. Got a little bit boozy as it warmed up, but was still a highly enjoyable brew.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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

22 oz bottle picked up at Premier Gourmet in Buffalo.

Poours a deep dark red, chunks floating around, slightly hazy, light brown hue, very thick tan head forms, drops a ton of spiral lacing on the glass, thick ring and layer, looks real nice. Smell is very sweet and malty, sugary, lots of fruit, caramel, very biscuity, brown sugar, raisin/figs, light bit of roast, pretty good. Taste is really nice, almost barleywine like, caramel and honey, biscuits/toast, fruit, very rich, brown sugar, figs, alcohol, graham wafers, sherry, pretty nice. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low to medium carbonation, alcohol is nicely hidden with some warmth. Very rich flavour, maybe not as clean as a doppelbock should be but still pretty enjoyable.

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

Reviewed from my notes. Served in a chalice.

A: Deep plum coloring with hints of brown. Translucent. Tan foam head.

S: Sweet wheat with a bit of clove. Roasty.

T: Roasted and malty. Brown sugar, wheat, alcohol, possibly grains of paradise as well. Fermented purple grape finish. Bitterness in the finish as well. Alcohol lingers.

M: A little sticky with a long lasting coat. Fuller body. A little bit extra carbonation.

D: A good sipper from Smuttynose. Not my favorite Big Beer of theirs, but a good interpretation of the style.

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

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

Poured a deep brown, slightly cloudy, color with moderate tannish head.
Smell is loaded with malt, with distinct overtones of dark dfruit (prunes, raisins)
Taste follows on the smell with added stong caramel and toffee notes. A touch of chocolate alos present.
Finish strong, malty and alcohol.
A nice sipping beer to share with some friends on a cool autumn night.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Smuttynose S'muttonator (Heritage Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 645 ratings
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