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Smuggler's Hazelnut Stout - Hideout Brewing Company

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Smuggler's Hazelnut Stout
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89
very good

50 Ratings
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 12.44%
Wants: 7
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hideout Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-01-2005)
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KATramp


5/5  rDev +24.4%

04-04-2012 18:56:51 | More by KATramp
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wingman14

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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.

06-24-2006 02:33:54 | More by wingman14
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sneakymagician

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

08-09-2013 03:48:30 | More by sneakymagician
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zach1413

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

07-17-2014 14:33:49 | More by zach1413
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Huntzor

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

08-10-2014 16:26:56 | More by Huntzor
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RyanCFriedrich

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

11-10-2013 23:16:57 | More by RyanCFriedrich
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Grand-Raggedy

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

07-04-2014 01:25:20 | More by Grand-Raggedy
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Filabee

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

03-29-2014 13:16:56 | More by Filabee
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TheBlackMallard

Minnesota

4.38/5  rDev +9%

Pours dark black with amber highlights at the bottom of the glass. Almost no head.

I'll admit I've never had hazelnut coffee but if it smells like this it must smell damn good. I mean wow.

Tastes mostly of hazelnut with hints of coffee and creme in the background. I was disappointed with Rogue's Hazelnut Brown, not so much here. This really showcases the hazelnut.

Lightly carbonated, creamy, and almost flat.

I really love this beer, I make it a point to stop by every MBG fest and grab a sample. I could and would drink a growler to myself.

03-16-2008 07:27:52 | More by TheBlackMallard
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tmoneyba

Ohio

4.35/5  rDev +8.2%

Draft sample at MBG Winterfest 2009.

Poured black color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate roasted coffee, chocolate and nutty aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy roasted bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration.

My expectations where met with a solid drinkable beer.

03-24-2009 00:52:01 | More by tmoneyba
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granger10

Wisconsin

4.33/5  rDev +7.7%

From nitro with a deep brown/mohagany color when held to light, otherwise black. Medium creamy tan head rests atop and stays decently. Not too much lacing. Aroma is strong on the hazelnuts but also quite roasted with an espresso like bitterness. Taste has more of a chocolate syrup quality up front followed by the hazelnut coffee flavor and touches of vanilla and cream underneath. More roasted coffee and hazelnut come out at the finish. The roasty quality is just right to offset the hazelnuts, chocolate, and vanilla. I think nitro works well here. I think that to make a good stout like this there needs to be quality ingredients and there is no better coffee in Grand Rapids than Schuil, which is what is used here. Even though hazelnut coffee is disgusting in general, it works for this beer here.

07-20-2006 16:45:39 | More by granger10
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Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

02-21-2014 06:11:52 | More by Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker
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DCdevyl78

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

01-29-2014 03:55:46 | More by DCdevyl78
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smalenberg

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

10-15-2012 01:45:13 | More by smalenberg
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BrandenHenson

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

08-21-2013 09:57:02 | More by BrandenHenson
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David_Maloley


4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

08-05-2014 02:10:03 | More by David_Maloley
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MrBIP

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

06-10-2014 01:23:05 | More by MrBIP
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BlissJunkie

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

09-17-2013 20:39:01 | More by BlissJunkie
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jmichaeldesign

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

CO2 tap at the brewery.

Served in a pint glass. Looks are as expected for a stout, just really dark amber black with almost no translucence. I was a bit disappointed with the complete lack of head, just a touch of lacing that lingered till I finished it off.

The smell is mostly maple syrup, with hazelnut coffee, and chocolate in the background.

The taste is a well balanced mix of coffee, hazelnut and cream. Almost no hop presence, just enough to balance out the hazelnut and cream.

Theres an average amount of carbonation for a stout. It's thick and creamy. Almost perfect.

This beer goes down almost too easily. A great session beer. That is if you grab a growler and go home.

01-13-2007 18:11:29 | More by jmichaeldesign
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cd34

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

06-12-2014 02:40:41 | More by cd34
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Doublicious

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

03-09-2014 18:11:43 | More by Doublicious
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WakeandBake

Michigan

4.22/5  rDev +5%

Draft at Brew HaHa . A dark brown to black color with a medium fluffy tan head.Aroma of hazelnut coffee and vanilla . Flavor of sweet dark roasted hazelnut coffee and some dark chocolate.Just enough carbonation for a smooth creamy mouthfeel, a hint at bitterness on the finish. A solid offering,and I would love a growler of this stuff.Would be more drinkable if less sweet but very good stuff for sure.

01-19-2009 22:23:09 | More by WakeandBake
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LanceW

Michigan

4.08/5  rDev +1.5%

I drank this brew at the brewery on the second level while playing shuffle board.

A: Very dark like thick coffee and when held up to the light it was still black. The thin head was like foamy chocolate milk in color

S: I had two pints of this... I did not pick up the hazlenut on my first glass but when I switched beer and came back to this one I could notice it right away.

Taste.- Lots of coffee flavors with a slight roasted barely finish. I

M: Not as thick as I expected.

D: Good brew. Reminded me alot of a breakfast stout.

12-12-2010 17:15:48 | More by LanceW
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GRPunk

Michigan

4.08/5  rDev +1.5%

Nitro-tap poured into a pint glass.

A- Black with some reddish-brown at the edges. Great stick. Not a lot of head.

S- Great coffee aroma.

T- Good combination of chocolate, coffee, and a touch of nuttiness. Some vanilla notes come through late.

M- Smooth feel. Nice and thick.

D- Good drinkability. I could put back a couple in a sitting.

09-09-2008 21:21:20 | More by GRPunk
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Giggy

Michigan

4.03/5  rDev +0.2%

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

02-18-2011 19:55:53 | More by Giggy
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Smuggler's Hazelnut Stout from Hideout Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.