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Smuttynose Zinneke - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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85
very good

295 Ratings
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Ratings: 295
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.87%
Wants: 6
Gots: 22 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  8.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Belgian-style stout, partially aged in bourbon barrels.

8.4% abv 50 IBU
Malts: North American 2-Row, Carawheat, Munich 10L, C-120, Chocolate,
Roasted Barley, Brown Malt
Hops: Magnum, Glacier
Mojo: Dark #2 Belgian Candi Syrup

(Beer added by: Todd on 10-25-2012)
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Digimaika2

Ontario (Canada)

4.09/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(3.75) A: Black with a crimson tinge and a tall bubbly mocha coloured foam head. Blanket recedes promptly to a ring with minimal lacing.

(4.5) S: Very aromatic dark fruits (plums, dates, raisins), dark chocolate, black licorice, variety of tropical fruits (banana and peach), and generally quite a herbal (anise-like) aroma. Waves of mellow and boozy whiskey. This is excellent stuff. Diverse and fruity-herbal aromas that are very enticing.

(4.0) T: Similar to aroma with those bold and boozy dark fruits upfront (mostly figs, plums, cherries) that transition to tropical fruits (mostly banana) and roasted malt flavour (dry cocoa) on the backend. Flavours of molasses, anise, and clove compliment the primary tastes well. Fairly bitter and dry with smooth bourbon and oaky notes. Very good.

(4.0) M: Full bodied with a moderate carbonation. Oily and chalky with a boozy warmth.

(4.0) D: Very good. Stout characteristics are interesting in this with a dry roasted malt flavour coming through, but works very well together with more belgian strong dark ale qualities.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 03:53:22 | More by Digimaika2
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Gorgeous ebony color pours under a thick, cloud like head of brown foam. The color is radiant and the head had moderate retention.

I get dark fruit on the nose, chocolate malt, creme, molasses and maple. It seems to change as its warms.

Really good oatmeal stout character with strong chocolate malt and what I perceive as toasted oats. Relatively dry this has some creamy qualities. I get a little barrel personality but it does seem to crop up at times. This has more chocolate features with a touch of caramel.

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22oz bomber, a gift

Served in half acre goblet - dark bodied with a light mocha head. I am not a Smuttynose enthusiast, though I know they are more capable than this. Smuttynose calls this a 'belgian style stout'. I guess I should be honest and state that I think the words 'belgian' and 'stout' should not be combined - the clash of yeast strains and dark roasty malt is very offputting to me. They sat this sucker in bourbon barrels for a bit too, but that's lost in the shuffle. Too bitter, too roasty - a mess

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Aromas of baking chocolate, Concord grape juice, roasted grain and malt. Nice sweetness to it with coffee and faint alcohol. To me a classic Belgium ale.

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Smuttynose Zinneke from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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