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

Smuttynose S'muttonator (Heritage Series)Smuttynose S'muttonator (Heritage Series)
640 Ratings
Smuttynose S'muttonator (Heritage Series)Smuttynose S'muttonator (Heritage Series)

Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company
New Hampshire, United States

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

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Ratings: 640 |  Reviews: 398
Photo of AmericanGothic
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a Sam Adams pint.

A: Pours a hazy, copper orange color with two fingers of foamy, pale tan head. Good retention and lace. Vigorous carbonation.

S: Cotton candy, banana and straw.

T: Spicy caramel, then a touch of bitter coffee, followed by sweet caramel on the finish. Intensity of the peppery spice builds at first. As the beer warms, cinnamon, lavender and brown sugar join the mix.

M: Creamy and silky smooth, really nice.

O: This is a very satisfying doppelbock. Flavors are very rich. I am not sure how old this is, but I could see it benefiting from some time in the cellar. Will have to check on my next trip across the border to see whether any more can be procured. Meanwhile, well done, Smuttynose!

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Photo of barnzy78
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of SawDog505
3.66/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured 2010 Vintage into a 20 oz giant Duvel tulip glass. Beer is probably 15 months old give or take. Poured fairly aggressive and got a huge 3 inch fluffy white head that, doesn't settle quick at all, lots of lacing. Color when held up to light, very bright ruby red. Smell is dark fruits raisins, fig, brown sugar, and a breadyness. Taste is all of that with raisins, fig, and hard candy flavor dominant. Even after a year booze is present. Mouth feel is large, nice amount of life for the abv and age. Would be lying if I called it overly drinkable, a sipper for sure. I like this for the style, but my tastes have become very hop dominant, malt lovers dream here. I feel this is a complex, malt driven brew, that is a must try for all serious beer drinkers.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.36/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a relatively transparent brown color. Has some reddish highlights.

S-Mostly sweet. A bit roasty. Not very big in the aroma department. Sweetness rules here but is not very intense altogether.

T-Eh. Too boozy. Alcohol zaps my tongue immediately. Sweetness is there. Brown sugar and what not. A bit of grassy and pine hoppiness. The alcohol hurts the flavor here. Poorly masked.

M-Heavier body. Carbonation is more lively than I was expecting. Alcohol dries the mouth. Decently bitter aftertaste.

O/D-Not very impressed. Booze is too blatant. Am going to struggle drinking this whole bomber. That being said, it isn't awful. Just not what I was hoping for.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of jtierney89
2.5/5  rDev -38%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a hazy brown color with a big off white head.

Nose is big and boozed with a big raisin stench as well. Smells like grape jam and alcohol. Not the most pleasant thing in the world.

Fortunately the flavor is a bit more mild. Big body with a cinnamon raisin bread flavor. Hints of caramel, brown sugar, and honey are present as well. The sweetness is cut with a subtle herbal hop presence however a warming alcohol presence is found on the finish as well as a lightly lingering sugared fruit sweetness. Not bad but nothing impressive either.

A simple and slightly different doppelbock.

Im just glad it doesn't taste like other smuttys I've had before.

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Photo of 05Harley
3.65/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled in 2011

Purchased @ Somersworth Village Market, Somersworth NH

Price - $5.99/bomber

Pours a deep amber color with a one inch soapy white head. Haze is evident when held up to the light but no sediment is visible. Spotty lacing at best with a steady stream of bubbles. Looks pretty good from the start but towards the finish is when the chunks appear. Lots of sludge noticeable on the bottom, so pour it with ease.

The nose is dark malts, toffee, rye, spicey hops and biscuit. Brown sugar and honey add to the sweetness which helps the overall aroma.

The flavor is interesting and not how I remembered it. Rye, caramel, piney hops and grass. In the end the alcohol is overwhelming and detracts from the flavor.

Mouthfeel is hot from the start and continues right through the finish. The body is medium and coats the palate nicely which is a highlight. Finishes warm and dry but surprisingly tangy.

Overall I'm disappointed either with my past memory or an apparent recipe change, I don't know. I'll revisit this vintage with a little more time on it in hopes the heat backs off.

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Photo of Kinsman
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I originally reviewed this beer in my early days of reviewing but decided to scrap the old one and start with a new review for the 2011 release of S'muttonator.

Appearance was a dark mahogany with a moderate off-white head with surprising retention in that it stayed for quite a while

Smell was very sweet with this one. Being a malt forward style there was a mix of roasty-toasty goodness going on. The rest of the aroma was caramel and toffee like with a mix of fruity notes too.

As expected from the aroma, the taste was quite sweet and fruity. Again a noticeable toasted malt presence but fruityness and caramel notes are most prominent and just a touch of chocolate in the background. A tad bit of a hop bitterness in the finish, but really nothing much.

Mouthfeel is great on this one, a solid full body and nice carbonation. Alcohol provides a wonderful warming sensation with the finish. Overall a nice brew for a chilly evening and another winner from the big beer series.

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3.35/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I expected to love this beer but sorry I don't. Poured almost all head, beige color, long lasting. Smell is really quite mild. Yes there's malt but it's not a complex malt smell. Color is a hazy rusty brown. Taste is indeed malty but again it's not a complex malt, and to be honest I thought it was kind of salty. Finally, I did expect the high alcohol yet this beer still seems hot to me.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

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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 640 ratings
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