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RATINGS: 428   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Dark brown in color. Candy sugar in used when brewing this beer. Available in September.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
auerbrau (3197) - Ithaca, New York, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tnkw01 (1535) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Bottle. Single malt scotch in color. Not much head. Aroma is light caramel. Taste is caramel with a nice malty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
solidfunk (5948) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Some peat and decent malt profile but not much here. Easy drinking and light on palate. Pours amber with good head. Tap at Churchkey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Clarkdvm (322) - Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2015
22oz bottle. Not as strong as some scotches. Caramel, light malt, sweet flavors. Not as syrupy as some but still too much for me. I like my scotches too have more kick. Tasty and easy to drink though

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
metalhead0043 (174) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 4, 2015
22 oz at The Perfect Pour for 8 bucks. Dated 2013. Sweet malts, caramel, fruity flavors. A great scotch ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ej (1041) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2015
Botlle. Pours a amber - brownish body with a small but dense light tanned head. Caramelized malts and light fruity notes on the nose. Faint hint of grass and leaves. Taste is light fruity and sweet. Some light toffee notes as well. Body is medium-full and the co2 level is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Padron4KM (736) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - OCT 29, 2015
22 oz bottle.
Dark amber with a thin head amd minimal lace. Aroma is malty and sweet. caramel, candy sugar, rasin.
Flavor is malty caramelized sugar, smoke, roasty grain.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (693) - - OCT 28, 2015
Bomber at home- core 3. Thanks Cathy C! Pretty typical for the style but quality level I would expect from Smuttynose. Pours a nice amber. Definitely on the sweet side but pleasant enough. Caramel and fruity esters dominate. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gluepot (239) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2015
A candied nose with a touch of bubblegum and malt. The taste profile features caramel malt, brown sugar, and that hint of bubblegum. A heavy, fizzy carbonation blocks the potential for more complex tastes to emerge. the body is a bit thin for an 8% scotch ale as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WillRunForBeer (1694) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 24, 2015
Taster at the source. Pours medium brown with just a touch of off white head. Aroma is caramel, fruity esters. Flavor follows. Sweet caramel, raisin, fruity esters and just a hint of smoke.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomat (2800) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2015
Bottle from SB. Cloudy, Dark amber with a tiny off white head. Malty and fruity tones. Malt, fruit,caramel and hops. Medium to full body with a nice bitter sweet finish.

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