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Zumbar - New English Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

32 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 7.97%
Wants: 0
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New English Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Brewed with whole bean "El Mundo" Colombian coffee from Zumbar.

(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 03-11-2013)
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Photo of Setharsis
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had a tasting, it was on nitro tap. Massive coffee smell and taste.

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3.4/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Drink_LocalSD
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of chamucobobber
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.6/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of MickeyHops
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Bung
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.68/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle I brought to share at Skuter's tasting.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, coffee bean, char, and metallic aromas. Taste is much the same with bittersweet cocoa, char, and burnt coffee flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with lots of super roasty cocoa and coffee qualities all around.

Serving type: bottle.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of ADZA
3.8/5  rDev -8.2%

Pours a dark black kola hue with a chocolate laced two finger head and lacing everywhere, the smell is dark Belgian chocolate, strong coffee and dark malts, the mouthfeel is full bodied, silky smooth with moderate carbonation and has tastes of dark chocolate predominantly mixed with black coffee and roasty malts and finished with a toasty bitter sweetness and overall quite a nice stout cheers.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of jjh19
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Black and a off-white head.

Smell: Lots of coffee and malty notes.

Taste: Wow - Big coffee taste. Huge. Not a ton of chocolate. Great roasted character.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied.

Drinkability: Very enjoyable. Cool name. This is a beer I’d order again.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of cvm4
3.69/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours pretty dark, looks thick, has a medium brown one finger head.

S - Light roasted malts, bittersweet chocolate and a light presence of coffee.

T - The taste really follows the nose. Roasted malt is present throughout, a bit of bittersweet chocolate and again the coffee is there but is really lighter than I care for.

M - Medium bodied and carbonation. The body seems a bit thin to me.

O - It has a great base, but not something I would chase after.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Jeysun23
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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Zumbar from New English Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.