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Símuttonator is a tasty mixture of German ingredients and good olí 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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloth (2447) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JAN 29, 2005
Small tan head thats short lived with slight lace. Clear, dark amber/red hued brew. Medium sweet malt nose with hints of caramel and a weeeee bit of alcohol, errrrrrr. Med/full body, silky smooth mouthfeel. Alcohol up front, cherries, bready malts and a faint roastiness top it off. Finish is medium dry with some warming alc. heat FO SHO! Needs to lay down fer awhile?? Still an interesting ride though. Again, Again!!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClarkVV (3891) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 25, 2005
On draught January 2005 at Redbones. Delightful color to this, reds, golds, oranges and coppers all mix to form a brilliant, deep, colorful body. Small light beige head. Aroma of German yeast, smooth hops and sweet caramel and toffee. Very sweet up front, with apparent hops quickly coming to balance. Remains mostly sweet however, with a tingly, strong carbonation to it and a medium-full body. Brandy soaked fruit, bittersweet yeast and orange citrus flavors all come in to play. Ends on a candied orange note with some lightly sticky caramel lurking. I donít like what they did with the hops here, this dosent seem very traditional. Call me old fashioned, but Iíd like a whole lot less in the way of citric hops and bitterness. Little to any chocolate and not nearly as much yeast flavor as I would like. That being said, I will give it points for potential, as Iím sure this stuff will age gracefully; it should lose a lot of the annoying carbonation, the hops should die down and perhaps some earthy yeast tones will emerge. Will be back in a year.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2005
On tap at Andys. Deep red in color with a nice tan head. Huge malty aroma with a nice touch of alcohol. Flavor is malty and smooth. Full bodied. Enjoyable beer. Thick body and palate. Nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lamas (1339) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 25, 2005
22 oz. bottle. Pours an amber color with thick fluffy tan head. Aroma is sweet, spicy, malty and bready. I smell bananas, sugar and caramel. Complex to say the least. Taste begins malty, sweet and sugary and finishes with bitter hops. Hops and alcohol dominate the taste. Rich and smooth. Done well but I donít care for the strong alcohol taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jefcon (1357) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 23, 2005
Big head and nice lacing on this beer, but its color is flat brown without much glow. The nose is hard to pin down: I get orange and nectarine mingling with vanilla. The hops are appropriately sweet in the beer, which is smooth and rich. The mouthfeel is light, and the finish a little bitter. The yeast is a constant player in the nose, flavor, and mouthfeel, but there is nothing exceptional about it. Overall, I would consider this a good "food" beer, because it will not overpower any dish you might serve with it. By itself, an average contribution.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
desurfer (1209) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2005
Pours a lucid garnet with a sizeable tan head. Aroma is heavily malt with notes of caramel and butterscotch. Flavor is heavy on the alcohol but smooth, not surprisingly dominated by a bready, yeasty maltiness. Finish seems lacking in a way, though I canít place it. Nonetheless, itís good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2005
Tap at Andyís. Reddis brown, cllear, tan head. Aroma is of huge malt, mixed with a touch of Sulfur and alcohol. Big malty flavor, and very smooth. Thick body, but very easy to drink. Well done for such a massive brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 21, 2005
On tap. Deep brown color with some nice red when held up to a light. Aroma is sweet caramel malts and alcohol. Taste is very smooth and sweet with raisons, fig, candy sugar, and spice. Good tasting beer but I would like it a bit less sweet alcohol in the finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kinz (3251) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2005
I always look forward to the release of a new Smuttynose "Big Beer," but was saddened to see that they had gone with a doppelbock. I donít normally go for this style. But I decided to throw caution and good prudence to the wind and try it anyway. Good decision, as I found myself actually enjoying this beer immensely. Deep brown, touch of ruby, creamy head. Big cola nose with a splash of cherry and bitter apricot pits. Warming malt, with a note of molasses and caramel. The pleasant surprise was the balancing hops, providing a bracing shot of bitterness to keep things tied together. Also found notes of cherry, spice, raisins, and pepper. Warming alcohol. Really a complex, excellent beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2005
Bottle. A real whopper of a dopplebock, thats for sure. I am loving Smuttynose more with each and every new beer of theirs I drink. In fact, the bottle lets you know what year it was made and informs you that itís bottle conditioned. What a novel approach. Now if everyone else would do this, I would be in heaven. This stuff whacks ya right in the nose with bourbon, malt and ripe cherries. The taste has the most fantastic blend of roasted malts follwed with a nice alcohol kick in the ass. This shit is awesome and will probably do nothing but get better. Hats off to Smuttynose again. Thanks


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