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Smuttynose Zinneke - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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302 Ratings
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Ratings: 302
Reviews: 93
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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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

masterofsparks, Aug 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Dark color with a finger of head. Weak retention with some lacing. Flavors of mild coffee and rich Belgian chocolate. Aggressive, earthy, herbal hop presence. A little off balance. Medium body. High carbonation. Finishes with smooth woody, bourbon tones. Not the best barrel aged stout I've had but not the worst either.

bnes09, Aug 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Morey, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of babaracas
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%

Pours a very dark brown, opaque in the glass, two fingers of creamy light brown colored head, a few rings on the glass. Smell: cocoa, plum, brown bread, red grape, caramel, bourbon-y booze sweetness. Taste: dark brown sugar, prune, chocolate note, toasted brown bread, plum skin, vanilla note, earth and berry in the finish. Barrel-aged quad-y. 2012.

babaracas, Aug 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Stagga_Lee, Aug 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

CSeavey64, Jul 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

MattSharpless, Jul 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Zuidman, Jun 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

oriolesfan4, Jun 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Latarnik, May 24, 2014
Photo of KYGunner
3.98/5  rDev +5%

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.

The feel is dry but has a duplicitous creamy side. Some alcohol heat hits the chest but for the most part it's easy to drink.

The barrel characteristics are not abundant enough to really raise the score. I enjoyed this but had you told me this was a breakfast stout I'd fallen for it.

KYGunner, May 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

TequilaTom, May 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

aubzachsyd, May 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Svendozen, May 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

patrick802, May 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

atrocity, Apr 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Cath, Apr 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

JoeMans, Apr 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Burt, Apr 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

morebeergood, Feb 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Griffith, Feb 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

mjstacker, Feb 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

skydogpenn, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of dirtylou
3.21/5  rDev -15.3%

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

dirtylou, Feb 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

vinny21bal, Feb 07, 2014
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Smuttynose Zinneke from Smuttynose Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 302 ratings.