RATINGS: 493   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sfontain (851) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2013
22 oz bottle, Whole Foods Columbus. Hazy, deep, red-brown; 2-finger beige head disappears completely. Aroma is deep and heavy; sweet, malty, apple, raisin, toffee, bubble gum, yeast. Flavor rich, sweet, chewy, malty, caramel, vanilla, nutty, grass, a little spicy, and just barely some alcohol warmth in the exhale. Medium-thick body with more-than-average carbonation; medium coarseness in the bubbles but this really froths up in the mouth; slick, almost oily; barely sticky. There is virtually no alcohol presence here; well done for a nearly 10% beer. This one came out of nowhere; -nice- beer, Smuttynose.

GregMooreNH (8) - - SEP 18, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2017 Perhaps the most drinkable doppelbock around, S'Muttonator truly is a wonderful interpretation on the classic Bavarian style. A very smooth, malty mouthfeel, with a hint of sweetness and a plum finish that strikes precisely the right balance. As well-balanced a beer as one is likely to find anywhere.

melush (4341) - SPAIN - AUG 7, 2017
65cl Bottle @ Cervezalandia, Vall d’Uixo, Spain Amberish brown colour with a thin white head. Aroma is malt, bread, sweet, nuts, chocolate, fruits. Taste is malt, caramel, toffee, nuts, chocolate. Medium to full body, average carbonation.

HenrikSoegaard (14291) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2017
Bottle. Creamy white fair mostly deminishing head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate sweet and bitter flavor. Strong caramellic notes. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate. Too sweet.

Jabic (637) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - MAY 26, 2017
Ar: Deep toasty malt; steely clean yeast profile; slight caramel. Ap: Deep amber-orange; small off-white head with moderate-low retention, leaving a ring of motley bubbles and a very fine cap of mostly-covering haze. T: Toffee and caramel up front, transitions into deep toasted malt; medium-low sweetness; clean alcohol warmth; slight black tea astringency, with a medium-low bitterness; finish is clean booze, medium caramels, and sticky toast. P: Medium-full body; medium-high carbonation; creamy; finish is medium-dry. O: Interesting interpretation of the doppelbock style that is drinkable but misses the mark; rich maltiness is pronounced, though some of the caramel and alcohol flavors are too prominent, unbalancing the beer somewhat, distracting from the deep base-malt toastiness and smoothness of a great doppelbock.

rederic (3340) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2017
2006 vintage, 22oz bottle, dark brown color, with a beige head, mild oxidized, maderized fruity nose of dark dried fruits, with some fruitcake, faint watery port wine, even kind of corky, fruity toasted, caramelized, biscuity, breads, roasted malty accents, and a subtle raisin pie crust, toffee, subtle prune juice, faint bran muffin, granola bar note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a warmth fruity caramelized, biscuity, toasted, bread, roasted malty, fruitcake character, with some oxidized, maderized, toffee, sugar pie crust, subtle earthy flowery leafy, citrus hop, subtle caramel lollipop, subtle semi bitter chocolate baking bar flavours, leading towards a warming oxidized fruity toasted, biscuity, caramelized, bready, roasted maltiness finish.

Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - NOV 24, 2016
2014 vintage. Poured into a lager glass, the appearance was a ruddy burnt amber almost brown color with an ever so sly transparency about it. Carbonation could be seen rising at a moderate pace to fill a one and a half fingered white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. Moderate sticky lace running here and there. The aroma takes on sweet bready malts nuanced by sweet rich dark fruits. Sly allspice. Dark chocolate. Milk chocolate. Roasted nuts. The flavor blends all of those aromas together superbly. Malty smooth semi-sticky aftertaste flowing into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a pretty good sessionabiltiy about it. Carbonation seems to have been fairly dissipated, but I expected that. Overall, damn nice aged dopplebock that I would love to have again and am hoping to find a fresh one. 2014 bottle really aged awesome!

Rasmus40 (21464) - 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

OminouSC2 (799) - 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.

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.

mikeyo1 (849) - 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.

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