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Smuttynose Zinneke - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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305 Ratings
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Ratings: 305
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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Photo of UCLABrewN84
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.

UCLABrewN84, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of CesarLopes
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

CesarLopes, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of Dcunicelli
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Dcunicelli, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of HollyHops
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

HollyHops, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of maxcoinage
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.

maxcoinage, Aug 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

HamGlade10, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of outoffocus
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

outoffocus, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of ChipMurray
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

ChipMurray, Aug 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

nyyfanatic213, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of mscudder
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

mscudder, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of danthehopslamman
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

danthehopslamman, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of ItsBeer4Me
4/5  rDev +5.5%

ItsBeer4Me, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of AOShabaz
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

AOShabaz, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of huysmans
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

huysmans, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of Mike
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Mike, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of incubuscience
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

incubuscience, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of torr
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

torr, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of RichH55
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

RichH55, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of KevinGordon
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

KevinGordon, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of Troville1990
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Troville1990, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of sneaks2210
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

sneaks2210, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of hopley
4.61/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a very drinkable stout from Smuttynose. Their Big Beer series, which you really can't beat - ZINNEKE - is actually almost a sessionable stout with lots of sexy taste. Velvety smooth, a limited head, but one that is present and lurking the whole time, dark, too. Bourboney taste is very forward, but that's only if you pick up the difference between that and the oak. Really great beer.

hopley, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of Treyliff
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A- pours black, nearly opaque with a two-finger head with short retention and no lacing

S- some fruity esters from the Belgian yeast with candy-like sugar, traces of vanilla oak aroma with just a touch of barrel juice

T- fruity yeast with a light metallic flavor, light roasted notes with just a touch of chocolate, oak character mid-palate ith some tangy barrel juice at the end, pretty dry finish

M- medium body with low carbonation, slightly foamy mouthfeel and finish, mouthfeel seemed a bit light for the style

O- some good flavors going on, the bourbon is very subtle from only using a blend of barrel aged beer, a little light on flavor and mouthfeel for a stout

Treyliff, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of avalon07
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
Photo of Jeckel
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Jeckel, Jun 19, 2013
Smuttynose Zinneke from Smuttynose Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 305 ratings.