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Smuttynose Zinneke - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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86
very good

351 Ratings
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Ratings: 351
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 8
Gots: 30 | 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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Photo of bnes09
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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.

Photo of Morey
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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

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.

Photo of Stagga_Lee
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of CSeavey64
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of MattSharpless
4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of KYGunner
3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of TequilaTom
3/5  rDev -21.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of skydogpenn
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of dirtylou
3.24/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of vinny21bal
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Smuttynose Zinneke from Smuttynose Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 351 ratings.