Smuttlabs Durtáy (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Style: India Brown Ale aged in Rum Barrels 12.7% ABV Barrel Type: Berkshire Distilling Rum From: Portsmouth, NH Brewery’s Note: “Durtay (12.7% abv), is a Berkshire Mountain Distilling rum barrel-aged variant of Durty… This beer is part of a Berkshire Mountain project that sent used spirit barrels out to breweries who would then age a beer in that barrel. When the beer was packaged, the barrel would go … Continue reading Smuttlabs Durtáy (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Smuttlabs Trucco (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Smuttlabs Trucco (Smuttynose Brewing Company) Style: Brett-Conditioned American Saison aged in Oak Barrels 10% ABV From: Portsmouth, NH Brewery’s Note: “Named after head brewer Charlie Ireland’s loyal pooch, Trucco is the first release in our new Pet Project series. This insanely fruity Belgian-inspired saison has been sitting in oak with Brett for almost a year. It came out at a whopping 10% abv, but drinks … Continue reading Smuttlabs Trucco (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Smuttlabs Apple Brandy Barrel Aged Gravitation

Style: American Quad aged in Apple Brandy Barrels for 6 Years 7.85% ABV (?) From: Portsmouth, NH Brewery’s Note: NA (Poured at Cellar Temps without Cooling) The beer, if we can call it that, pours out thick, syrupy, and full. The beer carries a dark, ruby coloring, but sits in the glass as blood black. Except for the faint ruby tinge, I would say this sucker … Continue reading Smuttlabs Apple Brandy Barrel Aged Gravitation

Smuttlabs Ol’Grundy Humper (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Style: Pale Barleywine aged on Oak Chips 10.8% ABV Bottled On: 1/13/15 From: Portsmouth, NH The beer pours a brilliant, pumpkin-orange color. It forms a nice, rockier head of off-white and tanning bubbles, which form sheets of frothy, slick lacing when splashed over the sides of the glass. In body, the beer is clear of particles, and fairly cloudy from oak and protein and such. … Continue reading Smuttlabs Ol’Grundy Humper (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Smuttlabs Barrel Aged Tripel (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Style: American Tripel Aged on Chardonnay Barrel Oak Chips 9.5% ABV 25 IBU’s Malts: North American 2-Row, Aromatic, Wheat, Carahell Hops: Sterling Yeast: Trappist Ale Bottled On: 8/18/14 Brewery’s Note: “Following the debut of our Belgian-style Tripel, comes a Heritage Avenue-brewed Smuttlabs tripel, aged on chardonnay oak. You’ll notice a few differences between this and the Big Beer Series version. Vanilla and pear highlight the … Continue reading Smuttlabs Barrel Aged Tripel (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Smuttlabs Biere de ‘Shire (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Smuttlabs Biere de ‘Shire (Smuttynose Brewing Company) Style: Mixed Fermentation Saison (French Saison and Brettanomyces Drei) 9.1% ABV Bottled: May 2015 From: Portsmouth, NH Brewery’s Note: “Part of the Farmhouse Series – brewed with french saison yeast and Brettanomyces.” The cork pops with the best hiss I’ve heard from a Smuttlabs beer, and pours into the glass as a color somewhere between nuclear yellow and the … Continue reading Smuttlabs Biere de ‘Shire (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

2015 Baltic Porter (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Style: Baltic Porter 9.0% ABV Bottle Conditioned in January 2015 From: Hampton, NH Brewery’s Note: “Indigenous to northern Europe, Baltic Porters historically stem from the shipping of British porters to the Russian hinterland. Unlike their British cousins, Baltic Porters are often brewed with lager yeast, which is the tradition we follow. Big & bold, with flavors of coffee, dark fruit & raisins, this black beer … Continue reading 2015 Baltic Porter (Smuttynose Brewing Company)