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RATINGS: 256   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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One of the challenges here at Smuttynose is that we don’t have a pilot system, so we sometimes have to adjust recipes over time. This year’s version really seems to have hit that sweet spot of what we were attempting. Unlike the first vintage, which had a porter/chocolate character, we wanted something between an old ale and a barleywine. To add another element of complexity, we aged this vintage for one month on medium toast oak chips. Enjoy!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - JAN 1, 2015
A brown body with a light brown head. No retention. Aroma was a mix of oak, vanilla and alcohol. A mild presence of toasted malts. Flavor seemed to have a nice vanilla character and some alcohol. Nothing too special to me ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (7561) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle, shared with Grippitis and others. Dark copper brown, thick beige head. Brown breadcrusts, brown sugar, milk chocolate, undertones of dark fruits, a little chewy. I really dug this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
outlawskies (454) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie says it is not as brown ale not rich of velvety. Julie gave. A 3.0 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jblauvs (1355) - Chester, Vermont, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Mahogany in the glass. Thin off-white head dissipates with a bit of time. Aromas of toffee, boozy angel food cake, bread, and light oakiness. Silky and decently viscous. Full flavors of creme brûlée, bread, alcohol, and caramel on the first sip. Finish is long and sweet with a flutter of alcohol. A smooth sipper from Smutty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (5380) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2014
22 oz. bottle. Wow. Like it’s predecessor, this was a pretty solid Smuttynose beer. Poured a dark amber color with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma is smooth, boozy malts, with toasted characters, some rasin and/or dried fruits. Something to sip.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperTiti33 (742) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 20, 2014
Rousse brune. Petit collet. Nez: Beurre. Noisette. Caramel. Bouche: riche. Très sucré. Caramel au beurre salé. Café/chocolat au lait. Fine amertume. Très bien.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (5400) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Keg @ Sedona. Deep amber with a small head. Nose is nuts, grape jelly, caramel. Taste of hot rum raisin, brown toast. Cocoa puffs. Pretty boozy. Full body, oily. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryrpat (172) - Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Solid beer. Awesome brown color and light but flavorful brown ale taste. Nice end of summer going into fall beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hman43 (493) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Aromas if dried fruit and caramel. Muddy brown in color. Caramel and alcohol taste slightly bitter with warming on the way down.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1940) - - AUG 10, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 10-29-12- Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance –Pours a hazy deep copper, almost brown color. Upon pouring there is a fizzy off white head that initially fades fast to leave a persistent white foam head on the brew. Smell – The aroma is overall very light. It consists of some roasted malt, a little bit of nuttiness and light caramel aroma. Taste – The flavor starts out an interesting blend of darker fruits, a bready flavor, as well as some caramel sweetness. As the taste advances further some roasted and nut flavors come to the tongue. As the flavor advances to the end, the bready flavors begin to fade, but some of the fruit flavors get quite a bit stronger and in the end a nice lightly roasted and sweet flavor is left to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer has a moderate amount of creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. Both are quite nice for the roasted, dark fruit, nut and bready flavors and really enhance them. Overall – The nice flavors, drinkability, and good smooth transitions of the brew make for a great one to go out and try (and try again).

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