Smuggler's Hazelnut Stout - Hideout Brewing Company

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89
very good

59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 7
Gots: 5 | 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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3.53/5  rDev -11.5%
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.

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4.03/5  rDev +1%
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:(

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4.33/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

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4.35/5  rDev +9%
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.

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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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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.

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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.

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Smuggler's Hazelnut Stout from Hideout Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.