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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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Kentucky

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-28-2013 01:36:46 | More by bradfordjohnson
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South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

11-27-2013 03:04:30 | More by irish01980
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d_brommer_nh

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

11-24-2013 03:17:29 | More by d_brommer_nh
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prototypic

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

11-16-2013 04:29:10 | More by prototypic
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whatname

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

11-14-2013 06:32:12 | More by whatname
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Mycescephalus

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

11-09-2013 04:45:25 | More by Mycescephalus
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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

11-08-2013 08:48:05 | More by GRG1313
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bigbluebeerguy

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +5.5%

10-31-2013 02:15:02 | More by bigbluebeerguy
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falloutsnow

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From: Friar Tuck's, Savoy, IL
Date: None on bottle, released winter 2012
Glass: Standard US pint glass

Like a blend of Belgian strong dark ale with a stout, Zinneke features fully flavored roasted malts and modest cocoa with Belgian yeast produced grape-like esters and spicy nutmeg/clove-like phenols. Not sure if this was special enough that I'd seek it out again.

Pours a 2cm tall head of pale khaki foam, made up of small bubbles, creating a frothy appearance. Retention is above average, lasting about two minutes in a slow decline to a thin film atop the body of the beer. Lacing is good, but not excellent. Body is a very dark amber brown to black color, light bringing out very dark mahogany hues to the opaque beer. Carbonation is visible, vaguely, along sides of the glass, seemingly fairly active and numerous.

Aroma is of modest raisin, prune, molasses, modest roasted malt, slight cola and faint anise. Pleasant, but surprisingly understated and muted for a large, Belgian, part bourbon barrel aged stout.

Front of palate picks up roasted malt, mild cocoa, sharp Belgian yeast phenols giving a slightly clove-like flavor, raisins, prune, and anise. Mid-palate intensifies Belgian yeast phenols, leading to a greater clove and nutmeg flavor atop roasted malts, anise, raisins and prunes, and mild cocoa. Back of palate features strong Belgian yeast phenols with grape ester-tinged roasted malt, anise, prune, raisin, and cocoa. Aftertaste is of slightly astringent roasted malts, moderately bitter hops, grape esters, Belgian yeast phenols (nutmeg and clove).

Beer is medium in weight, with carbonation of medium intensity, resulting in a creamy, foamy, pleasant mouthfeel that is never fizzy. Beer is maybe a bit thin for the style, but closes dry, with mild lingering astringency and substantial stickiness on the palate.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2013 23:50:37 | More by falloutsnow
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Wukk

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

10-26-2013 03:28:42 | More by Wukk
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M1A2

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

10-21-2013 17:58:41 | More by M1A2
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npala86

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

10-10-2013 19:43:09 | More by npala86
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jacewg

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

10-09-2013 22:12:53 | More by jacewg
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beerloverofbham

Washington

4/5  rDev +5.5%

10-09-2013 04:54:48 | More by beerloverofbham
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drewone

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

10-01-2013 03:29:43 | More by drewone
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.51/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to DrAwkward82 for sharing this one at GRG1313's tasting.

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and slight bourbon aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and bourbon flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty but fairly subdued for a barrel aged beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2013 23:45:14 | More by UCLABrewN84
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CesarLopes

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

09-09-2013 15:34:52 | More by CesarLopes
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Dcunicelli

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.8%

08-31-2013 23:40:19 | More by Dcunicelli
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HollyHops

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

08-29-2013 03:18:59 | More by HollyHops
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maxcoinage

Illinois

4.3/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured 22oz bomber (2012) into tulip glass with a 3 finger mocha colored head that took time to settled down. Color is dark black

Aroma - roasted malts, toffee, figs, dates, oak

Taste - coffee, chocolate, caramel, vanilla -- tasty!

Mouthfeel - a light-syrup like consistency and creamy mouthfeel, medium carbonation

Overall - Excellent brew. not sure if I'd consider it a stout or belgian dark ale, either way it was tasty. Didn't really get any bourbon in the nose or flavor, but this bottle is probably a year old so I'm sure that didn't help. Definitely would pick up another bomber of this for like around $7 I believe is what I paid.

Serving type: bottle

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Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +5.5%

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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

08-22-2013 02:31:56 | More by outoffocus
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ChipMurray

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

08-11-2013 15:57:14 | More by ChipMurray
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nyyfanatic213

New York

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

08-11-2013 03:31:41 | More by nyyfanatic213
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mscudder

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

08-08-2013 01:38:39 | More by mscudder
Smuttynose Zinneke from Smuttynose Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 295 ratings.