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Smuggler's Hazelnut Stout - Hideout Brewing Company

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Smuggler's Hazelnut Stout
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BA SCORE
89
very good

50 Ratings
THE BROS
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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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-01-2005)
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Slay40

Michigan

2/5  rDev -50.2%

10-18-2013 19:26:39 | More by Slay40
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lurpy1

Minnesota

2.68/5  rDev -33.3%

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!

10-24-2012 22:00:26 | More by lurpy1
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kylelenk

Michigan

3.43/5  rDev -14.7%

Had on tap at The Hideout. Nitro-pour and CO2 versions available.

A-Average for a stout. Nothing really sticks out. Nice little creamy head on top. Comparable to a Guinness...or any other nitro stout for that matter.

S-You get little muted hints of the hazelnut. The again, I've never really known nitrogen beers to impart very strong flavors....maybe due to the lack of effervescence?

T-This is definitely Hideout's marquee product as it's available in multiple bars in the GR area. It's got quite a bit of robust hazelnut flavor to it that feels a tad artificial. Reminds me a bit of Founders Frangelic Mountain Brown. A bit of oatmeal as well.

M-Creamy. Much like any other nitro beer. Little viscous at points.

O-Decent offering but nothing that will knock your pants off.

01-19-2014 04:35:39 | More by kylelenk
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mireland

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

07-31-2013 17:36:45 | More by mireland
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beergorrilla

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

03-21-2014 18:13:05 | More by beergorrilla
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Rons35

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

06-26-2013 23:24:03 | More by Rons35
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wtkphoto

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

11-13-2013 02:54:45 | More by wtkphoto
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LilBeerDoctor

New York

3.53/5  rDev -12.2%

Reviewed on 6/27/2010. On tap at the brewpub. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and a light coffee presence. Flavor of hazelnut, sweet roasted malt, and vanilla. A creamy coffee stout that is on the sweet side but overall I enjoyed it.

12-24-2010 00:52:50 | More by LilBeerDoctor
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jale

Michigan

3.63/5  rDev -9.7%

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

01-14-2011 22:27:23 | More by jale
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DrIPA

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

04-09-2013 18:36:43 | More by DrIPA
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tommy5

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

01-14-2014 15:06:50 | More by tommy5
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Zaphog

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

05-30-2013 15:28:07 | More by Zaphog
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estevan1024

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

10-16-2013 21:44:58 | More by estevan1024
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

10-14-2012 01:42:15 | More by t0rin0
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rpenterics

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

01-10-2014 12:26:10 | More by rpenterics
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cates1tg

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.5%

03-21-2012 11:50:38 | More by cates1tg
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jereb33

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-08-2012 18:14:48 | More by jereb33
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.5%

02-12-2012 01:12:34 | More by Tyrawlings
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StoutHunter

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.5%

05-21-2013 01:10:31 | More by StoutHunter
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BrewtalHonesty

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.5%

10-23-2013 01:05:48 | More by BrewtalHonesty
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TCgoalie

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-29-2011 20:50:52 | More by TCgoalie
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jmich24

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.5%

03-02-2014 05:09:21 | More by jmich24
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allisonastra

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-02-2013 14:39:14 | More by allisonastra
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amishbooze

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-10-2012 23:37:25 | More by amishbooze
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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.