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Smuttynose Short Batch #13 Satchmo
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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 74   EST. CALORIES: 292   ABV: 9.74%
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8503) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Draft at Beer Run, 8/23/14. Pours a clear ruby with a thin creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of chocolate, earth, mushrooms, caramel, red wine. The taste is red wine, earth, caramel, wood, mild leafy hops. Medium bodied, low carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcox90 (1538) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 15, 2014
12.7 oz. bottle, 653 of 836. Pours dark brown with some auburn highlights. Very impressive two finger dense beige head. Didnít want to settle down. Good lace. Strong earthy nose with a good whiff of mushroom. Despite the earthiness of the aroma, the flavor leans towards sweetness, with hints of dark chocolate and dark fruit. A bit lighter and dryer than I would have liked. Quite pricey @ $8.00 a 12.7 oz. bottle. Oh well, a novelty I can say I had.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5750) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2014
draft at Mission Delores, Park slope, Brooklyn. medium to fuller bodied pour. chocolatety roast, earthy slightly musty mushrooms. Mushrooms added a totally unique flavor to the beer. not a big mushroom guy but this was cool

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4367) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Labeled as Smuttlabs. Pours dark mahogany into a tulip. Chocolate, cherry and roasted espresso aromas. Soft and thin with chocolate covered tart cherry and medium length toasted nut finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
msnelling09 (154) - Beverly, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 26, 2014
The beer pours a deep, dark brown with a head of creamy bubbles that hint at sand-dune tan in color. The head dwindles to a fluffy scrim above the glass, leaving a thin, slightly drizzly string of lacing. In body the beer is dark and impenetrable to the eye, though it does show hints of dark maroon when held to the light. On the nose, the beer smells earthy, yet sweet. There is a lingering hint of rich, jammy strawberry beneath everything else, which must be due to the barrel treatment. Wet moss and fungal mushroom definitely dance as delicate scents on the nose, too. This is not an in-your-face scented beer, but is delicate and aromatic in a way that makes me think it would be perfect for food. On the tongue, the beer tastes roasty bitter with a bready/earthy sweetness. Very subtle tannic bitters dry out the finish. Beneath everything else, you can pick out faint hints of the fruity strawberry from the nose, but I may be stretching it to mention the taste. In flavor, the beer tastes of sweet, dark fruit coffee with an earthy, fungal must. The coffee roast tingles in the back and turns more towards a French roast, which is great. The finish is dry, earthy, and still carries a slight musty hint. The jammy strawberry flavors build in the mouth as you drink, and the beer opens up. In the mouth, the beer feels on the light side of medium with a soft carbonation that allows for a nice fluff to the tongue. The mouthfeel is a touch thin and watery for the style, and is really my only complaint for the beer. Even being watery however, it allows the beer to superbly pair with foods. Overall this beer is delicate and fantastically flavorful, with superb delicacies and unique quirks.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
puboflyons (2127) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 13, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Dark brown to near black color with lingering beige head. Aroma of roasted and toasted malts, toffee of caramel, and slight earthy hops. Medium body. The taste is definitely Porter-like but there is, for lack of a better description, a kind of cookie and cracker flavor in the mix. Mild finish. Decent for sure.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lukaduke (2144) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Draft @ Novare Res Harvest Fest. Pours a medium to dark porter color with a nice rich two finger foam. On the nose theres a earthy light chocolate aroma... with a sip Im getting a lot more earthiness....black tea, dirt, wood, dark chocolate, cola,spent coffee grounds all brought to life by a nice medium to full bodied beer. Nice carbonation dries out the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 12, 2012
On tap at Barcade when we all went there for Eugueneís visit. Pours a deep black with a thin to medium yellowed beige to tan head. Roast, umami, chocolate, cocoa, coffee on the nose. Medium bodied, roast, earthiness. I donít really get mushroom specifically, but thereís definitely a lot of earthy umami going on. Long cocoa and roast on the finish. Very nice, lots of complexity, tons of rich and dark earthy flavors.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NikkTwist (1597) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2012
Draft at the Khyber. Poured a dark red black with a fluffy tan head. Dark roasty notes. Dried earthy mushrooms. Charcoal. Tobacco. Not sweet. Not sour. Not bitter. Bit odd given that. Tastes quite clean and filtered. Body is right for most porters though reads a bit thin because only dark flavors are present. Quite interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaBeer1972 (1289) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 30, 2012
On-tap at the Farm House in Burlington. One whiff and you can really get a sense of the mushrooms. A thin black beer. Little to no head. Flavor is very earthy. Some coffee notes. Much like a mild brown ale. This really reminds me of Harpoonís Oyster Stout, with itís mineral qualities. A very interesting brew overall.


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