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RATINGS: 470   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
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S’muttonator is a tasty mixture of German ingredients and good ol’ fashioned New England tenaciousness. Our brewers take 30 hours to brew a single batch of this traditional Double Bock. Take your time and enjoy its rich, malty, and deceptively smooth flavor.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
notalush (5234) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2005
Deep amber with impressive off-white lacework - rich, complex aroma of chocolate, cinnamon, caramel, brown sugar, some spices, alcohol in the background - the flavor has some of the largest caramel presence I’ve tasted in a beer - cinnamon and sugar, some earthy, belgian-like qualities - a hint of nutmeg and chocolate near the back - very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2005
Pours brown like maple syrup with a thick brownish head. Aroma has caramel malts, raisin, apple, brown sugar and toffee. Taste has is alcoholic for a Dopplebock yet quite effective. It is certainly a good imitation of a Doppelbock. It is Americanized because of the hops especially.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8341) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2005
Pours hazy dark brown with medium, light tan head. Aroma of bready malt, dark fruit, cognac, cabernet. Tastes caramel malty, with big dark fruit presence and a dense, rich, complex finish that lacks balance to an extent. Not in my elite echelon of doppelbocks, bit this one holds its own.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6373) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 9, 2005
Bomber bottle from Mike: Ruby highlight deep amber hue with a nice frothy head and good lace. The aroma has notes of rich caramelized and burnt malts, apple, fig, brown sugar, earthy esters, and a hint of phenolic activity. The taste starts sweet, sugary, and a bit more fruity than I expected. I get some spicy bitterness and sublime vinous notes as well. The feel is smooth and lush, not heavy but not thin either. The alcohol is noticeable and creates a warming upon drinking. Despite some flaws, this beers overall taste makes up for them. This is one dopple you know is a big one. Enjoy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2005
Draught at Blind Tiger Alehouse, New York. Dark amber. Sweet malt nose, with notes of raisins. Flavour is big, sweet malty. ABV is clearly evident.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 30, 2005
04.30.05 Bomber from Big Beer series. Dark amber, maple syrupy brown brew with only a trace of head that lasts. Rich malt aromas, sweet, earthy, box o’raisins. My first impression is that the body is perfect, not too thick or cloying, light eff still present; but as the bottle is drained, I find the beer tends toward medium-thin, maybe to thin especially at the finish where I’d like it to be a bit sticky. Peppery spice middle to back and lingering. Nasal alcohol hit after the swallow is a bit overbearing. This would do well with a year in the cellar.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6589) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 21, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2008 On tap at Coles
Appearance: Slightly murky, brown brew with mid large creamy, tanned top. Good strong appearance.
Nose: Rich , sweet with brown malts . Hint of chocolate, caramel, little of plums and hops. 8-
Flavor/Palate : Full bodied, rich , clean with warming effect. Balancing bitterness is found. Neat solid example for cold late nights. Traditional, clear cut sample with roughneck like soul.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jan Primus (160) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 18, 2005
Reddish brown colour, minimal head. I had no probs with the alcohol here, the taste was of sweet malts and fruits. Not bad at all.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtw (1138) - farmington, Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2005
2004 bottle, thanks to whomever trade this to me (sorry, forgot) attractive ruby color with a giant beige head. alcohol and sweetness in the aroma, slightly bubble-gummy. excellent doppelbock, but still too alcoholic, as others mention. i should have waited until next spring to drink this!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shadey (1970) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 7, 2005
Ruby red with a thin white head. Lots of alcohol in the nose. A little too hot. Needs to be set aside for some time.


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