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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4.03/5
Exceptional
647 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:
#3,619
Reviews:
402
Ratings:
647
pDev:
10.42%
Bros Score:
4.33
 
 
Wants:
88
Gots:
62
Trade:
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Ratings: 647 |  Reviews: 402
Photo of chrisroarshack
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Boone757
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TomMorris
3.79/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OrangeMen
4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
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%
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 -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.27/5  rDev +6%
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 +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of amattocks2
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Jhavey
3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Magery
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of byronic
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jimlikesbeer
3.89/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass from a 22oz bottle. Absolutely no head. Beer had a good taste, but way too sweet for me. Caramel color. A hint of that alcohol taste but not over powering. Would be an excellent after dinner beer in a small 8oz glass.

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

A nice dopplebock. Poured a chestnut brown with a minimal finger of head that broke quickly leaving nothing it its wake. Smell was dried dark fuits, sugars and some malts. Taste followed the palate closely, perhaps with the malts moving forward a bit. Some hops presence, but really quite mild. Feel was medium, creamy and mid carbonation.

A good beer, and right up there with others I have had from Germany.

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours brilliant chestnut crowned by a clingy cream to light tan colored foam collar with a fine bead. S: Light toast, bread, fruit. T: Malt driven liquid medium dark bread and bread crust with some prune to grape highlights. A light kettle sugar sweetness balanced by a mild to moderate hop accent. Nor harsh roast or burnt flavors. F: Clean, smooth, medium carbonation, full body. O: A go to doppelbock.

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Photo of connecticutpoet
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of paulytasker
3.56/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FFreak
4.32/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Purchased at Trader Joe's for ~$7.00 and poured into a tall tulip. Pours a dirty dark brown with a finger or two of tan head. Aromas of dried fruit, dates, brown sugar. Taste also has dates, dark brown sugar, figs, maybe some cherry. Very true to style. Mouth is medium bodied, silky and smooth. Easy to drink but tending more to sipping. Overall, this is a delicious doppelbock...well done.

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Photo of mlockman
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Smuttynose S'muttonator (Heritage Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 647 ratings