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RATINGS: 409   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Dark brown in color. Candy sugar in used when brewing this beer. Available in September.


auerbrau's rating

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
auerbrau (3178) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 11, 2012
22oz Bottle, purchased at Provisions - Northampton, MA. Vaporizing toasted bread aroma, with some herbal oak-y qualitites. The maltiness in this beer is very nice. Toasty and bright, kind of like a stout without the roasted barley. There’s a polished calvados-like edge to the finishing warmth that adds an air of refinement. The downer for me is that harsh ashy edge that the peated malt gives the whole overall profile. That malt doesn’t belong in any beer, in my opinion, and reminds me of old cigar ash, leaving an acerbic, dry bite on the tongue. And the biggest bummer is that you wouldn’t think, hey Smoked beer, you just get this grimy, industrial smear on the roof of your mouth, which isn’t exactly pleasant. This is a somewhat sad experience, because I’ve been waiting so long to have this beer and think so highly of Smuttynose that this was quite a downer.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (992) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Deep brown pour small off white head. Great aroma of prune, toffee, dried fruits, chocolate and oak. Flavor is roasty, Smokey, with dark fruit notes.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (5630) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle (65 cl) from Systembolaget. Clear deep chestnut, medium beige head. Nutty malt aroma, some chocolate and fudge. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Semi sweet, medium bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (3019) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Bottle. Brown sugar malt and light earthy/peaty alcohol aroma. Hazy chestnut with a small tan head. Sweet caramel malt, earthy/woody, and light spicy hop flavor. Medium body, moderate carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2014
2nd September 2014
Clear deep red - amber beer, good cream colour head. Palate is smooth and semi dry. Fine carbonation. Smooth and lightly sweet malts. Cream and caramel. Touch of spice and mild brandyish alcohol. Touch of ripe orange. Smooth semi dry finish. Not bad.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6088) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 29, 2014
"The aroma started off a little dusty if that makes sense. Poured in the mid-40’s, but as it got warmer and warmer, this beer REALLY opened up. Glad I took my time. Nice layered aroma and flavor of dark and light fruits, quite malty, slight smoke, carmel, very earthy/woodsie. Opened up to a nice creamy feel as well. Good reminder of why I like this style, and this brewer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ramboraffe (723) - SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2014
650 ml bottle. Clear dark brown with off white head. Smell is malty with caramel and peat smokiness. Taste is sweet malty caramel with peat smoke. Low bitterness and low carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerSkull (1315) - SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2014 (Bottle). Aroma of caramel malt, red wine, hops and brown sugar. Taste of sweet malt, raisins and caramel. Malty, spicy, smoky and hoppy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olsvammel (3556) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle from Systembolaget. Very malty smell. Sweet malty taste with caramel. Very tasty and sweet malty thing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBaboon (1615) - FINLAND - AUG 1, 2014
Pours dark red with light beige head. Aroma is sweet berry jam, fruity and sugar. Flavour is berries, sweet and a bit toasted.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (11219) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 31, 2014
Bottle. Dark amber colour with a beige head. Flavour and aroma is malt, hop, pine, sugar, caramel, dried fruits. Medium body. Nice/OK beer.


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