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Smuttynose Snowblower Stout | Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company
New Hampshire, United States

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by purplehops on 11-30-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of Gosox8787
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at the Barley Pub in Dover, NH. I had never heard of it, but got to try it at a great price.

The beer was opaque black with a nice light brown, one finger head. Smell was predominantly roasted malts in the form of chocolate and coffee notes. The taste followed closely. Chocolate and coffee notes were the highlighted. Not much in the way of sweetness to counteract it, but the bitter, smokey malts work well enough on their own. Mouthfeel was creamy and full bodied. Drinkability was good with the low ABV and nice flavors. Definitely sessionable.

Overall, a worthwhile and interesting stout. Definitely something I would try again, espeically at the cheap price I got it at.

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Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.06/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed on 4/9/09. On tap at Blind Tiger. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of nice roasted malt and a hint of coffee. Flavor of roasted/burnt notes. A little bland but not bad.
Aroma: 6/10
Appearance: 4/5
Flavor: 6/10
Palate: 3/5
Overall: 13/20

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Photo of JohnQVegas
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours black, with a creamy, khaki head.

Nose is lightly roasty, acidic, with a dryness that's almost ashy.

Taste is similar. Crisply light, super dry, clean, roasty malts and and almost cool ashy dryness. It's so dry it almost seems vaguely minty, without the actual minty flavor. Actually, pretty damn delicious - this takes the cake as the best true dry stout I've had. Delicious.

Mouthfeel is smooth, lightly carbonated but still with a bite that accentuated the dryness.

Drinkability - fantastic.

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Photo of waltonc
3.31/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Gingerman. Dark brown to black with Guinness tan head. In fact, this completely reminded me of Guinness. Very very dry roasted malts, thin mouthfeel, and low abv. I wasn't getting much smell. This may be because the beer was served too cold. But overall, I was not blown away by this, in part because I'm just not a huge fan of the style. But as another reviewer has noted, this is pretty drinkable given the low ABV and lack of heavy alcohol and body.

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Photo of AMURPHY524
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I believe you can only find this at the Barley Pub in Dover, NH.

A: dark brown, much like a guinness, a little lighter, with a creamy head, laced all the way down til I was finished

S: coffee and hops

T: to me it tasted very hoppy for a stout beer, it was like a stout/IPA hybrid of some sort. It took me a minute to get used to, i wasn't expecting that.

M: medium-bodied, was easy to drink

D: went down easy, the longer it sat there, the more the sweetness came out, i liked it better more room temp, the bitterness went away. I could have a few of these on a snowy night.

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Photo of purplehops
4.52/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Snowblower Stout pours a deep chocolate brown to black with a nice mocha head. Very nice lacy pattern on the glass as it goes down.

The aroma is toasted barley and black malt with a bit of French Roast coffee and just a wee hint of cocoa in the background.

Taste is rich mocha up front finishing with a dry roasty lingering black malt flavor. Not astringent at all but yet having a wee bit of charcoalness in the finish. The charcoal and black malt balance the sweet mocha to an almost perfect balance.

The mouthfeel is smooth and dry.

The drinkability is a spot on 5. This is a session stout for the most demanding stout lover out there.

Snowblower is a clear cut winner. For those who know the Barley Pub this is the new replacement for the Guinness when it snows beer. For those who don't... The Barley Pub has always had a beer that was on sale whenever it was snowing. For years this has been a pint of Guinness for a $1.00. What with the value of the US dollar and the value of the Euro and inflation and all Guinness has become to expensive. Smuttynose has stepped up to the plate and brewed Snowblower for the new snow beer at the Barley Pub.

If you find yourself in Dover, New Hampshire and it's snowing then head over to the Barley Pub for some Snowblower. Remember... "When it snows it blows".

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Smuttynose Snowblower Stout from Smuttynose Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 6 ratings
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