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Snaggletooth Stout - Great South Bay Brewery

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Snaggletooth StoutSnaggletooth Stout

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14 Reviews
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Reviews: 14
Hads: 65
Avg: 3.93
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Great South Bay Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-12-2010

Like its namesake, this beer is something you could get tangled up in. Brewed year-round and especially popular during the colder months, this beer combines unique ingredients including roasted chocolate malt, flaked oats, cinnamon, licorice root and Long Island apples . . culminating in a savory full-bodied malty goodness, and finishing with a hardy bite.
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Reviews: 14 | Hads: 65
Reviews by plaid75:
Photo of plaid75
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at the brewery.

Poured a deep black hue with a one and a half finger frothy tan head. There was very good retention and lacing.

The smell featured lactose, licorice and roasted malts.

The taste consisted of a form roasted malt with a soft lactose sweetness and touch of licorice spice.

The mouthfeel was toward the fuller side of the style.

Overall a complex and flavorful stout.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of doomXsaloon
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 1BeerToRuleThemAll
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of cfadams17
3.12/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of socon67
4.32/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

How stoked was I to find this on nitro-tap at Beer City for the GSB tasting.

A - Pours midnight black. A bubbly mocha foam rests on top. No lacing at all.

S - Smells very chocolatey. A scent of coffee as well (just like Dunkin Donuts coffee). And aroma of roasted malts.

T - This is why we need to support our local breweries! This tastes as good as many of the big stouts in the top 100. Very smoky, with flavors of cocoa and coffee. An extremely complex stout that has a roasted malt overload. Nice!

M - A little astingent at the end, but otherwise smooth and as enjoyable as a nice cigar.

O - I think this is a very good stout, and probably my favorite from Great South Bay. I'll be drinking this again.

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Photo of Bieniek30
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of Gmann
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Didn't realize I reviewed this beer (from growler) before but here goes my draught version.

A pours a pitch black color with a tight tan head leaving some nice lacing.

The aroma is of roasted malt, wet wood and some chocolate. A nice aroma but not all that strong.

This stout has some nice flavor. Big chocolate flavor, nice roasted malt, some ash, a bit o meat and scorched caramel. Large flavors and props for being a respectable 6.5%ABV.

Moderate feel a bit light for the style. Tingly carbonation. Starts sweet but finishes with a roasty bitterness.

Good stout, some nice enjoyable flavors. Drinks well though bitterness is a bit astringent.

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Photo of sunofneurot
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of pjkelley82
3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into Tulip. ... $2 for the bottle.

A- Dark... not black motor oil... more of a very dark brown... aggressively poured and got a huge and beautiful 1 and a half inch mocha toffee colored head.. lasted a good amount, more than expected. Left some lacing and a thin ring around the edges.

S- roast, coffe oats, apple, chocolate. Has a very good smell to it. Nothing world class and a little light but nothing dreadfull. The apple plays a good role in the smell and is unique. I was looking for it tho as it states it on the label.

T- nice and oaty with a slight sweetness (I'm guessing from the apples) at the forefront with the coffe roast coming in boldly midway through. . With a slight touch of chocolate.. it says on the label it has liquorice root and cinnamon but I couldn't detect them in the smell or the taste....

M- A tad thin... great carbonation non sticky and smooth and creamy.. but slightly wateryI imo...

O- Great South Bay makes some pretty good brews.. at 6.5% you can have a bunch of these and be good....and there not bad at $12 a sixer... its better than what I expected and something I wouldn't be concered about recommending. Would be so good if it were barell aged in some way but still damn good....

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Photo of dstinnin
3.1/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

Photo of buzzy
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZenBiscuits
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JKIPA05
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Chugs13
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of metter98
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a half finger high dark tan colored head that died down, leaving a collar around the edge of the glass and a small patch of bubbles in the center.
S: Light to moderate aromas of chocolate malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, but has stronger flavors of chocolate malts and is more complex with notes of roasted malts and hints of apples and licorice. No alcohol is perceptible.
M: It feels a bit more than medium-bodied on the palate with a slight amount of smoothness and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is much more flavorful and fuller in body compared to other beers in the style.

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Photo of mendvicdog
3.09/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of lehows
4.32/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Bellport Beer tasting, I'll say right up front this beer was really really good. Wonderful aromas of dark chocolate and toasted oats. Big and malty, bittersweet, and a kiss of hops, with a bit of cinnamon rounded this beer out. The brewer said there was even Long Island apples thrown in the mix. Wow, I cannot wait to get this again. This new brewery is going to have a lot of fans.

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Photo of david18
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of kkazemi
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of bostonryan
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a nice roasted black color with a short mocha head that continues for quite a bit throughout. The nose is dark chocolate and cocoa powder along with some lightly-roasted malt. The taste is a bit one-dimensional with some chocolate character. It's pretty nice, there's just not much going on. The feel is nice and full with really nice carbonation. Drinks quite well and is a solid offering from them. Glad I got to try this.

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Photo of NJBeer265
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of mikeg67
3.61/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle. Pours dark brown with tall, creamy, beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is of bready malt, chocolate, brown sugar and hint of earthy hops. Body is medium and smooth. Taste is of toasted, bready malt, chocolate, vanilla, brown sugar, dark fruit and earthy hops. Finish is long and earthy. Very nice stout.

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Photo of Jlabs
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of nmatros
3.86/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured into a pint glass from 12 oz bottle. Head retention was better with a slightly more aggressive pour, but still not much to speak of on the froth side of things.

Smell: Stout-like chocolates and coffee notes, but with fruit

Taste: Expectations of a stout are met and then messed with. Sweet gets a little tart, kind of like with dark chocolate. Final last impression, however, felt like cola...in a good way...that glass bottle syrupy old-school cola that went perfectly with licorice.

Overall: I have stouts that I enjoy more than this, but I would pair this with a lot of nice hearty fall soups, potatoes, and holiday pies. At 6.5% it's a good session stout as long as your session never involves driving.

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Snaggletooth Stout from Great South Bay Brewery
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