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RATINGS: 498   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bmerz (741) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2012
2011 bottling. Drank 2012-11-08. Deep reddish amber, unclear, fleeting head, no lace. Aroma is fairly big sweet malt, bread, yeast, fruit, and peppery spice. Flavor continues these with a fairly bitter and boozy build. It’s a bit syrupy on palate but dries well enough. Really a pleasant beer for how big it is and an amazing American version of a doppelbock. Seems true to form though perhaps a bit more bitter a finish than normal...but I like that.


4.4
angoradad (15) - USA - NOV 22, 2017
A great beer from the area that I'd never before seen in a 12 oz, only in a bomber before. A sweet, but not too sweet beer that really keeps the maltiness on the front of you mind as you drink it. It's smooth and silky too, which makes it deceptive. Now I need to find out where I can find some.

4.2
beerbombthrower (11) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 7, 2017
Picked a 12 oz in a make your own 6 pack. Wish I bought a 6 pick of this. Enjoy local beers and New Hampshire beers in particular, and this one is fantastic. Pour dark brown, with a great caramel and coffee aroma. Tasted sweet, but not too sweet with a great nutmeg aftertaste. Will have to get a few more of this soon.

3.5
Foxbush (2113) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2017
12 oz bottle from Growlers to Go, Short Pump, VA The Doppelbock poured a cloudy amber color with a small off white head that quickly dissipated. No detectable lacing. The aroma of sweet caramel malt and ripened fruit greets you. The beer has a light body with soft carbonation. Noticeable elevated ABV. Clean finish with malt sweetness on the tip of your tongue.

4
gripweed57 (2868) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2017
12 ounce bottle. Copper red pour topped by a small creamy tan head. Mild caramel malt nose. Hints of baked bread and spice. Rich, toffeeish malty flavor. Silky mouthfeel. Notes of vanilla, Demerara sugar and herbal hops. Wonderful balance and complexity. Very faithful to the Bavarian Doppelbock style. Outstanding!

4.4
GregMooreNH (116) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 18, 2017
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.

3.6
melush (4737) - 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.

3.3
HenrikSoegaard (14620) - 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.

3.2
Jabic (702) - 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.

3.7
rederic (3344) - 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.

4
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!


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