S’Muttonator is the first offering from the Heritage Beers line from Smuttynose; this new program will bring back some of the classic beers that the brewery has crafted in the earlier days. S’Muttonator is a double bock pegged at the 9.2% ABV mark, which is hidden masterfully in the brew. The beer pours with a brown to dark brown coloration and a good amount of off-white / beige head. The initial sip deftly blends together the sweet with a hot snap; afterwards, hints of brown sugar, toffee, and toasted malts can all be discerned.
The specific constellation of flavors that one will pick up at any specific sip of S’Muttonator is up to chance; there is a dense array of notes that ebb and flow. There is a bit more of the brown sugar element and wheat that becomes evident as the beer is allowed to reach to room temperature. Before one completes the bottle, dates, honey, and cloves can be picked out. It is this complexity that will be appreciated over the course of a 4-pack, with S’Muttonator have complexity to keep one as eager to drain the last bottle as they were when they opened up the first.
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