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RATINGS: 232   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31474) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2010
22 fl oz bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is roasted malty and slight spiced. Sweet caramelish and slight fruity hoppy. Smooth fruity and mild citrusy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29482) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2011
Bottled. A deep red beer with a tan head. The aroma has notes of caramel, malt, and sugar. The flavor is sweet wtih notes of matl, caramel, and some hops, leading to a bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2010
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of RCL. Vintage 2010 at 10.9% ABV. Slightly hazy dark orangey brown with a small off-white head. Nose is rich with caramel and licorice allsorts. Medium body, sweet caramel and overripe fruit with a discreet yet present hoppiness in the finish. 141210

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21077) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2010
Bottle. Cloudy orange brown coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet aroma of fruits, caramel, dried fruits and bread. Sweet flavour of caramel, dried fruits, hops and alcohol. Hoppy and warming alcoholic finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13549) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2010
Bottle (2010) at ØLbaren - thanks to ??? Clear brown - offwhite head. High malty, light bourbon, vanilla, sweetness, ryebread, red berries, chocolate, sharpness. OK.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (12291) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Draft. Muddy brown color, tan edgenhead. Aroma of very earthy, woody spirits. Taste is dry, earthy citrus and malt.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11568) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 28, 2009
(22oz bottle) Medium off-white head atop lightly hazed mahogany body. Aroma is moderately sweet, vinous, some pine/grapefruit, caramel, floral. Taste is sweet, chocolate/caramel, raisin/vinous, light orange, cherry. Alcohol noticeable but not off-putting. Creamy medium-full body, some stickiness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (10869) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2010
2010 version clear amber, smooth white head. faint but "thick" spicy hoppy aroma. flavor is lots of caremelly notes, buttwer, malty notes, wood, quite complex but not one i like.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10816) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2011
Bottle. Poured a dark clear brown color with an average frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt, caramel and alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy dark chocolate sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a very good beer that is excellent for style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9766) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2012
Tap. Pours hazy brown with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is cookie, nutty and toast malt, nutmeg and ginger, earthy hops and dark fruity esters. Flavor is malt dominant with faint oxidation, dark fruity esters, light hops and medium bitterness and smooth chocolate with a dry finish. Full body, moderate warmth and medium carbonation.


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