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Smuttynose Big Beer Series: S’muttonator



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RATINGS: 490   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
The ‘-ator’ suffix that’s found on the names of double bock beers around the world is one of the most respected traditions in a beer world that seems to be focused on ignoring standards and customs. Smuttynose is proud to adhere to that tradition in the naming, brewing methods and taste of S’muttonator Double Bock.
S’muttonator Double Bock displays the characteristically full malt flavor that can only come from using the best German specialty malts and a traditional decoction mashing technique. The extra effort also adds a lot of extra time to each batch, but that’s the only way to get the nuttiness, toffee notes and a characteristically smooth melanoidin character beer drinkers expect from a double bock. When you drink your S’muttonator, you’ll see that it’s time well spent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (17823) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2016
Bottle @ Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Clear deep amber red with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit and light oxydized. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish. Oily and soft. 270716

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OminouSC2 (466) - Mora, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2016
Dark amber color, hazy. Caramel malt, spices, and hop aromas. Caramel taste, alcohol and spices. Slight hop taste during finish. A bit boozy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2016
Pours a nice deep golden brown color. Aromas of rich dark malts, chocolate, fruit. Flavor is rich with a lot of flavors light chocolate, dark fruit, smoke, coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikeyo1 (694) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2016
Bottle @ home. Cellared 14 months. Copper to red color with a small tan head and a little lacing. Warming malty and fruity aroma with raisins apricots, toffee, dark bread, plums, biscuits and nuts. Big bodied with low to medium carbonation. Lots of fruits and sweet maltiness in the taste. Flavors of toffee caramel, plums, apricots, raisins, bread, nuts and syrup. Finish is spicy and fruity with some chocolate and well hidden alcohols. Distinctly bitter and quite dry, overall balanced finish. Really nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thepatrickman (899) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 29, 2016
Big and malty are the two words for this. The malt flavor dominates throughout, and it’s really complex and tasty. Lots of caramel and fruit flavor, with a bit of grainy toastiness too. Great example of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (6096) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Bottle: Slightly hazy, brown, with a beige head. Baked dark bread, toffee, raisin scent. Taste is sweet, old raisins.....toffee malt, a little alcohol bittering. Pretty nice.....wish it were a tad chewier, though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maley1 (1177) - Calgary, CANADA - DEC 7, 2015
Chesnut colored pour with small light tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, dried fruits and bread dough. Taste of caramel malts, dried fruits, bread dough, spices and roasted nuts. Full bodied, lower carbonation, nicely balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (11405) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2015
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. Small dense light beige head. Aroma. Caramel, ripe fruits, sweetness, light spice. Flavour. Caramel, light bread, ripe fruits, spice, alcohol, sweetness. Medium bodied. Ends fruity and sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (7702) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Some roast and light coffee dose. Pours brown with some head. Lots of nice malt. Caramel. Light sweet finish. Thick consistency. Easy drinking. Tap at Churchkey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (10760) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 26, 2015
Bottle. Raisin, toffee malt, hay, and alcohol aroma. Medium brown with small head. Sweet raisin/dried apricot, toffee malt, and moderately bitter herbal hay and alcohol flavor. Body on the light side for the style. Pretty good.

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