Smuggler's Hazelnut Stout - Hideout Brewing Company
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Ratings: 50 | Reviews: 14 | Display Reviews Only:
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
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
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
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
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
Smuggler's Hazelnut Stout from Hideout Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.