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RATINGS: 292   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!


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tonkun (1225) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Bottle. Red copper pour with an inch of white head. Licorice, caramel, alcohol, brown sugar, tropical fruits. Sweet and bitter. Can feel the alcohol.


3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mgajdaczewa (958) - Katowice, POLAND - AUG 29, 2015
Całkiem przyjemny i nietypowy aromat, bardzo wyraźne toffi i drewno, mleczna, jasna czekolada - zapowiada się apetycznie! W smaku niestety dostajemy zbyt małą pełnię w stosunku do zawartości alkoholu, przez co wyłazi on na piewszy plan, drapiąc w przełyk na finiszu. Pojawiają się akcenty drewniane, karmelowo - czekoladowe, chlebowe. Wyleżakowanie mogłoby pomóc trunkowi, ale w obecnej formie jest zbyt drażniący.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Savage_Night (146) - California, USA - AUG 24, 2015
Pours brown with a red hue and small khaki head. Head retention is poor. AROMA: malty, herbs, alcohol, chocolate, roasty, nuts, herbal hop, brown sugar, citrus, yeasty esters, pine bitterness, earthy, hay and light peppercorn. TASTE: malty, nuts, caramel, alcohol, herbs, citrus, hop spice, pine bitterness, chocolate, earthy, blond coffee, roasty, light salt, brown sugar, honey, orange, red wine acidity, peppercorn and light smoke. AFTER TASTE: malty, hop spice, brown sugar, chocolate bitterness and herbs with a creamy feel and spice warmth in the chest.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gaultier (983) - SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2015
@ Agards väg 22/8-15. Bottle from Systembolaget. Dried fruits, chocolate, caramel and sweetness, also some woody/oak character and light notes of spices (in the aroma). Body is medium, the finish is chocolatey and caramely.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nisse666 (5162) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle from local SB cons 2015-08-22 Göteborg AR: caramel, fudge, wee fruity AP: mahoghny, wee beige head F: caramel, fizzy, fudge, nutty paste, medium bitternees, great brown

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SirLimpsalot (2778) - SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2015
@ Basunen 15-8-22: svag doft. Smaken ganska blek med små kolatoner. I stora hela en ganska ointererrsant öl.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olsvammel (4237) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget. Malty, fruity, caramel, fudge. Similar taste, light toasted finish. A light woody character. Well hidden alcohol. Doesn’t feel neither sweet or bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TychoJames (539) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2015
Flaska systembolaget. Brunorange vätska med snabbt försvinnande vitt skum. Doft av torkad frukt, koda och knäck. Kraftfull maltig smak med inslag av ljunghonung, russin, bark och säd. Härligt sträv avslutning. Bra beska och inte så spritig som jag misstänkt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kryon (1930) - SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2015
Pours clear brown with low off white head Aromas of dried fruits, aromatic maltyness, bready malts, toffee, syrup Taste has sweet maltyness, raisins, syrup, dried fruits, butterscotch Sweet round mouthfeel, medium carbonation, low to medium bitterness

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jacobwennbom (356) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2015
Ljusbrun med liten skumkrona som snart försvinner. Doftar av mörka mogna frukter och malt. Inte helt olikt en Samiclaus. Smak som doft fast med överraskande bitterhet i slutet. Denna ligger kvar ett tag. Ganska tunn munkänsla. Alkoholen känns tydligt, speciellt efter det att ölen börjat värmas några från öppningstemperatur.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
novair (134) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2015
Pours clear brown with small head. Nuts, smoke grass and something spicy. A bit flat.


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