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Smuggler's Hazelnut Stout - Hideout Brewing Company

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Smuggler's Hazelnut Stout
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17 Reviews
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Reviews: 17
Hads: 75
Avg: 3.91
pDev: 24.55%
Wants: 9
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hideout Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
English Stout |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-01-2005

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Reviews: 17 | Hads: 75
Reviews by jale:
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3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on nitro-tap at Reno's East in Lansing.

A:Pours brown with 4 inches of light brown head. Looks almost like a milkshake due to the nitro

S: chocolate and a nice fresh brewed coffee aroma. Maybe a hint of sour cherry.

T: Chocolate and fresh brewed coffee. Not as sweet as I thought it would be. finishes slightly sour.

M: Creamy mouthfeel(nitro) but a little thin for me.

D: Would have another

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.27/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of jereb33
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of DaveBar
3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Purchased at Champagne's in Warren MI for $6.99 for a 650ml bomber. Served at 14deg C in a tulip glass

A- Opens well and pours a 1/2" head with a vigorous pour that was gone in seconds. Rather very dark brown colour

S- Good malt and coffee. Not a lot more though

T- Very weak stout. Has a thin body with a coco flair. Coffee is there with a sharp coco hit. Bitter at the end to say the least. No hazelnut what so ever and I like hazelnut!

M- Chalky and watery.

O- Ok at best. Not a big fan but it's a decent brew.

Food Pairing

This ok stout went pretty good with........ Chicken balls with plum sauce.


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Photo of DCdevyl78
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of wingman14
4.77/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a deep black with a slight tan head. Smells sweet, loads of the hazelnut come through here. Taste is super sweet with the majority of it being hazelnut with a bitter finish and a slight burnt aftertaste. Not a load of carbonation but enough to stay consistantly smooth. A great dark stout, if you go to The Hideout, you have to check this one out. Great mouthfeel, the tastes really bounce around. I could drink this anytime, such a great beer. Too bad you can only pick this one up at the brewery.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Markus98
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of lurpy1
2.77/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I don't like to be the hater here, but this beer didn't do it for me. I like stout. And I love hazelnut. I would snort Nutella if I could. But I really couldn't pick up on much hazelnut until this beer had warmed substantially. And at any temperature, the initial notes were bum rushed by an overwhelming bitterness and slightly oxidized taste which stuck around far too long in aftertaste. I also found the beer to be too thin and insubstantial for a stout. It wouldn't take much to turn this into a pretty good beer, but in current incarnation, not recommended. Sorry!

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Photo of Giggy
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Rich and hearty black stout. Appearance reminded me of a Guiness.

S: Smells of freshly brewed coffee

T: Hazlenut, Coffee, Cream, Sweet

M: Very Smooth easy to drink, I think the nitro creates more of a creamy feel. I would like to do a comparison test with the CO2 version.

D: Very mellow drinking putting you into a mellow mood

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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of BuckeyeFaninMI
3.87/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Smuggler's Hazelnut Stout from Hideout Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.