The Stallion (Smuttynose)

We have had ample opportunities to cover Smuttynose beers in the past but I think few of their efforts have been as big and as bold as their Imperial Stout aged in wine barrels, The Stallion. Smuttynose’s The Stallion Imperial Stout possesses a robust dark and intensely dense set of flavors immediately become prevalent after one opens a bottle. Continue reading “The Stallion (Smuttynose)”

Winter Ale (Smuttynose)

Winter Ale, Smuttynose’s current seasonal, comes forth with a fulfilling and complete set of flavors. Pouring with a dark brown coloration and a small amount of off-white head, this Winter Ale has strong notes of malt, alcohol, and tart cherry. Based on an amber ale and bolstered with Trappist yeast, this beer is warming and possesses a wide array of different flavors. Winter AleWith hints of dark fruits, spices including cinnamon, cayenne, and nutmeg (albeit without any of these included), Smuttynose’s Winter Ale pairs nicely with roasts, beef, lamb, and salted snacks. Continue reading “Winter Ale (Smuttynose)”

Bouncy House IPA

Smuttynose released Bouncy House last year in a Short Batch series, and has shifted production of this session IPA / American pale ale over to a more consistent format. The beer pours with a golden brown. There is a small amount of off-white head that rapidly dissipates quickly. The effervescence of the beer creates a lighter profile on one’s palette, while hints of hop and juniper come forth with each sip. Continue reading “Bouncy House IPA”