Next we head the England, but it’s not really England. It’s actually New Hampshire – but the lager is made English style, so that’s close enough. I know – I asked William the IVth why when told to get beers for a review Around the World he choose a New Hampshire beer, but he responded basically that he does what he does, and then he does it. SO, anyway this tasted very much like it came from across the pond, and is actually quite good.
So here’s what English Imperial Stout Smuttynose has to say about their endeavor of absconding from being a colony:
“The Smuttynose Big Beer Series: big beers in big bottles, released seasonally in very limited quantities. Imperial Stouts were first brewed for export from Britain to the imperial court of Russia’s Catherine the Great during the late eighteenth century. Enjoy this hearty ale with fresh fruit & rich cheese on a cold, winter’s night, or lay it up & savor it with a friend for a special summer treat.”
Taste: 7.08 – Doesn’t fuck around with taste, it’s like this is what I taste like damn it. Very upfront, and it’s nice and strong.
Aftertaste: 5.75 – Some of us like the taste, but a little bitter.
Aroma: 7.2 – Very nice smell. Smells like a stout.
Manliness: 8.25 – Considering the Big beer in big bottles, the old map, the text, and the fact that they don’t lie to you it’s pretty good.
Google Shop Average: $6 for a 22 oz
William Henri Neve the IV: 8
The Bear: 7
Metric Score: 33.12/50 |+| Metric Average: 6.62 |+| Reviewer Average: 6.67
POWER! Really a love/hate thing. MAKE MINE A SMUTTY! And Justice remembers why he doesn’t like stouts.