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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

55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12.25%
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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Ratings: 55 | Reviews: 14 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

t0rin0, Oct 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Zaphog, May 30, 2013
Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.53/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

LilBeerDoctor, Dec 24, 2010
Photo of tommy5
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

tommy5, Jan 14, 2014
Photo of mcallister
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Black with a caramel brown edge. No light making it's way through the center. Poured with little to no head or lace.

The smell of hazlenut, with vanilla, and coffee. Sweet malt aromas as well. Smells delicious.

Very similar to Rogue hazlenut brown ale. Is this a milkshake? Almost like hazlenut flavored syrup was added. A tad thin for a stout but otherwise a fabulous beer from a great brewery. Very roasty malt, and a vanilla bean extract in the 45 second finish.

I think I will miss this brewery more than any that I visited this past weekend:(

mcallister, Jul 10, 2006
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4/5  rDev 0%

Tyrawlings, Feb 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

StoutHunter, May 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

beergorrilla, Mar 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

fredmugs, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of granger10
4.33/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

granger10, Jul 20, 2006
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

t2grogan, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of tmoneyba
4.35/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

tmoneyba, Mar 24, 2009
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

wtkphoto, Nov 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

BlissJunkie, Sep 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

midlifec, Sep 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

amishbooze, Jul 11, 2012
Photo of GRPunk
4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

GRPunk, Sep 09, 2008
Photo of Giggy
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
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

Giggy, Feb 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev 0%

TCgoalie, Dec 29, 2011
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2/5  rDev -50%

Slay40, Oct 18, 2013
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4.22/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

WakeandBake, Jan 19, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Filabee, Mar 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

jmich24, Mar 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Rons35, Jun 27, 2013
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Smuggler's Hazelnut Stout from Hideout Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.