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Smuttynose Zinneke - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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86
very good

356 Ratings
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Ratings: 356
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 8
Gots: 31 | 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:
Beer added by: Todd on 10-25-2012

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: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 356 | Reviews: 102
Photo of cdwil
4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MLaVioletteJr
4.01/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of utopiajane
3.2/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours dark brown and clear with honey tones around the edges and a ruby tint can be found when the light hits it right. Tan head of reluctant foam that fell fast. Mild nose, a little roast and faint dark fruits. Cherry, a touch of candi sugar, a fleeting hint of bourbon, again all very mild. Nothing belgian or yeasty on the nose at all. Taste is smooth. Rolling soft malt and no carbonation at all.This definitely needs some bubbles. Roast is mellow, dark fruits dried and sweet. A touch of spice finishes this one with a trace little bit of bitterness and a breaddy with molasses malt to linger. Nothing really belgian on the palate either.

With the proper carbonation this beer may have been very different on the palate. The malty flavors were good but they fell flat with the lack of body.

Photo of dmorgan310
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OrangeMen
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottled Nov 2014

Appearance- Pours jet black, opaque. Half finger thick medium khaki colored, creamy head. Fizzy, fluffy, and pillowy, some nice lacing on sides of glass.
Aroma- Roasted malt, some sweeter chocolate, vanilla and caramel. Bready and earthy yeast quality, slight bubble gum. Some sweet fruits and bitter fruits come forward as well.
Taste- Sweet and creamy up front, chocolate, vanilla, caramel, balanced by roasted malt. Dark fruits, raisins, fig, plums, sweeter banana. Slight bready yeast, earthy spice, clove, woody.
Mouthfeel- Thinner mouthfeel, but seems to be the objective per brewers' notes. Certain dryness, but sweet creaminess as well. Moderate carbonation.

Overall- Tons of flavors develop in this beer, imperial stout qualities blend well with belgian yeast, nothing seems out of place. Stout qualities highlighted by creamy sweetness, combines with dark fruits and mild fruit sweetness, belgian yeast brings in some wildcard flavors to round everything out, woody spice, bready yeast, clove/banana.

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dfhhead25
2.75/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Smuttynose strikes again. Subpar stout.

Photo of bsm80x
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of psweendogg
3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dental
4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SavageHopHead
3.64/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dicers
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tango22
4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at 3 Crow, Rockland, Maine. Dark ebony brown, with creamy lingering head. Fruits, licorice, toffee, and subtle fruity yeast, smooth start, middle, and finish. 8.7% ABV, but not so's you'd notice it while drinking.
MMMM, good! Smooth. Tasty. Chewy. Very drinkable, especially during this snowy cold winter here on the Mid-Coast.

Photo of UBrew1984
3.42/5  rDev -10%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.29/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AJacob81
4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bluth frozen bananas in the nose; star anise, clove cigarettes, and a hint of mocha on the palate. Interesting, ultimately successful experiment w subtle bourbon barrel characteristics. What I expect from a Belgian-style stout. Would drink again.

Photo of SlainteAlbanyNY
4.06/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hopnado
3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bcsbeer
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of farrago
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a thin dusting across the surface, almost not sure if it’s there, same situation with the lacing, more or less nonexistent. The liquid is a pure brown color, fairly clear and transparent, curiously there’s a decent amount of beads with tiny, active bubbles. The nose mixes roast and sweetness, cocoa and coffee beans then cola and vanilla, some banana notes in there and has an herbaceous side as well. Medium-bodied, the carbonation has prickle during the mouth entry and then trails off. Vanilla, chocolate, cherry fruit makes it seem like a soft drink. Has that dough and banana element here too. The roast is mostly present as an aftertaste. Pleasant enough, not too sweet, overall though it comes off as flat-footed and one-dimensional.

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CHickman
3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Rattle-N-Hum in NYC, pours pitch black color with a small tan head that faded and left good foamy lacing and rings as it went down.

Smells and tastes of roasted malt, molasses, floral hops, syrup, toffee, dark sweet fruit, dark chocolate, burnt coffee, herbs, brown sugar, chocolate milk, red wine, dark fruit and oaky notes or a booze backbone. Flavor was much better than the nose, it had interesting complex malt flavors with some earthy notes that seem almost hoppy, along with nice wheat bread aspects.

Pretty thin for a stout, it's smooth with almost no carbonation and a slightly bitter malty aftertaste that had a sweet caramel taste which lingers. Overall pretty good and very easy to drink. A nice hybrid, this Belgian style stout was smooth and hid the ABV quite well.

Photo of skrewyou82
3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vfgccp
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Smuttynose Zinneke from Smuttynose Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 356 ratings.