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Smuttynose Zinneke - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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86
very good

306 Ratings
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Ratings: 306
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.87%
Wants: 7
Gots: 23 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  8.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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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JRod1969, Jan 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: dark brown almost black in color with a short 1/4" head.

Smell: roasted tones with vanilla and chocolate.

Taste: roasted malts, chocolate. vanilla, a hint of bourbon, some dark ripe fruits and a bit of alcohol create well balanced beer. Some yeast and candied sugars arrive late. Bitterness is moderate.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp to start, less crisp and a bit dry late. Aftertaste is long lasting.

Overall: a nicely flavored Belgian ale that is easy to quaff and very satisfying. Definitely worthy of a try.

Gavage, Dec 15, 2012
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Khazadum, Dec 21, 2012
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bigbluebeerguy, Oct 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Thomas_Picton, Dec 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a goblet. Had a dark brown color and a thick consistency. There was an inch of creamy, tan-colored, fairly long-lasting head. Not much lacing at all.

S: A subtle aroma of dark fruit, chocolate, and malt. Nicely done smell.

T: Like the smell, the flavor was a low key, yet tasty, affair. A good amount of chocolate, roasted malt, Belgian yeast, and dark fruit. Not as aggressive as some of the Belgian BSDAs, but well done and tasty nonetheless.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A solidly made, enjoyable beer. Drinkable.

avalon07, Jun 19, 2013
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Cath, Apr 28, 2014
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cburns48, Dec 08, 2012
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erlenmeyer, Dec 22, 2012
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Heathbrook, Jan 26, 2013
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jrohrbacher, Feb 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2012

A: Pours a very dark mahogany color with a fingers worth of light brown head

S: Very fruity and estery from the Belgian yeast, along with some toffee, light toasted malts, and a hint of wood from the barrels

T: Starts off very BSDA-like, with plenty of dark fruits and esters from the yeast. Moves into stout territory with some nice dark chocolate, toffee, and toasted malts. Don't get a lot from the barrels (no bourbon presence at all), but there is a light presence of vanilla and wood. Alcohol is well hidden and goes well with the fruitiness

M: Medium-full bodied with plenty of carbonation

O: A solid Belgian stout with a great influence from the Belgian yeast strain(s). I know only a portion is aged in bourbon barrels, but there really isn't too much of an influence to be found. I'd like to see how the base beer stands up to the barrel aged portion. Regardless, this is a solid brew with plenty of Belgian and American character

BEERMILER12, Nov 28, 2012
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Smuttynose Zinneke from Smuttynose Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 306 ratings.