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): 8.50%

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
Ratings:
631
Reviews:
398
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
10.45%
 
 
Wants:
88
Gots:
60
For Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Kriztofuhr
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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
3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brureview
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
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 +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kdivers
3.89/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JNForsyth
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of arizcards
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Picked up a bomber in late February from TW Arrowhead for $6.49 (Received at TW 1-29-16). "Bottle Conditioned 2014" date on bottle.

Beer poured reddish-brown with a decent white head that dissipated quickly.

Nose is soft malts and a pleasant sweetness.

Taste is wine like, with a huge malt base that has a decent amount of hopping that balances things nicely.

Feel is full and satisfying.

Overall a nice beer from Smuttynose. Their quality is solid with pretty much everything i have had. The Doppelbock was a nice change of pace from the normal loop of ipas, stouts, etc!

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Photo of chrisroarshack
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Boone757
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TomMorris
3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OrangeMen
4.29/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2014 Vintage
1.5 years since bottling

Appearance- Pours a medium mahogony color w/ brown and orange hues.Thin layer of off white colored head, soapy, dissipates quickly. Lots of head lacing and alcohol legs.

Aroma- Toasted grains, bready malt sweetness. Dark fruits, raisin, figs, slight grape and dates. Brown sugar and syrupy sweetness.

Taste- Dark fruits, raisin, grapes, figs. Rich malty sweetness, toasted grains, brown sugar, creamy toffees and caramel.

Feel- Medium feel, very smooth, sweet creaminess. Moderate to lower carbonation.

Overall- Wonderful richness and full flavor. Fruitiness is so well integrated with the toasty and rich malts. Body enhances the smooth and creamy flavors, alcohol well hidden at this age. This has aged incredibly well, flavors havent necessarily evolved but the beer has become much more refined and cohesive.

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Photo of Beginner2
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It took me at least a year of looking to find this.
I thought it was interesting that a brewer who specialized in British styles could make such a great lager, albeit a very dark one.
While there are many things to like about this beer, its full, malty taste and balanced, smooth finish is one to remember.
I'm also will not forget to look for another.
Listed on the "1001" this deserves to be there.

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

Photo of Lukass
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a semi opaque dark brown with a thin white head. Smell is sweet and bready, like a good doppelbock should be. Taste is rich, malty, and toasty, with hints of dark fruit, caramel and vanilla. Some definite warming from the alcohol but in a pleasant way. A good doppelbock by these guys and stays very true to the style. Another great one by smuttynose's 'big beer' series.

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Photo of mmoriarty
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Copper brown, mostly opaque, with cap of foam and lacing.

S - Malt, caramel, slight tea notes, a floral aspect.

T - Open is sweet, with a doughy middle, and a mild bitter close.

M - Moderate stickiness, but clearing a bit.

O - A very pleasant, full beer, with lovely caramel and dark brown bread notes.

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Photo of BAsbill
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of amattocks2
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of harryhops
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jhavey
3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Magery
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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