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Zumbar - New English Brewing Co.

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very good

18 Ratings
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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 8.19%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | 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:
Brewed with whole bean "El Mundo" Colombian coffee from Zumbar.

(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 03-11-2013)
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Reviews by cvm4:
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3.69/5  rDev -11.1%

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.

02-21-2014 02:11:22 | More by cvm4
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

09-22-2013 02:52:57 | More by aquazr1
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4.28/5  rDev +3.1%

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.

05-05-2014 20:47:47 | More by jjh19
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

12-03-2013 15:43:34 | More by BigBlueShep
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4.05/5  rDev -2.4%

Opaque brown-black in the New Belgium snifter. Nicely spritzy and very tangy on the tongue. Deep coffee smell.

Spicy and a little hot. An amazing amount of coffee flavor, overlaid by the rich chocolate. Rather bitter, like an espresso. Rather sweet but undercut by the bitterness. Vast amounts of seriously roasted malt. The tang of extra dark coffee is everywhere. Dark caramel aftertaste with a splash of java.

From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Bottlecraft in San Diego.

12-12-2013 05:39:01 | More by mactrail
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3.79/5  rDev -8.7%


On tap at Urge. Chocolate Imperial Stout made with Zumbar coffee. I haven't had much from New English Brewing but Zumbar is a quality roaster here in San Diego so I had to try this.

Very dark brown with a finger of brown cream that lingers for some time and never really seems to disappear until I drain half the glass.

The aroma is roasty, nutty, and earthy with bittersweet dark chocolate and an evident but somewhat restrained coffee presence. A touch of dark fruit meets licorice.

A nice blend of earthy coffee, blackstrap molasses, licorice, roast, and dark chocolate. It's a straight forward coffee imperial stout that's hard to fault but difficult to adore when measured against its peers. The quality of the Zumbar coffee is not readily apparent against the backdrop of licorice, roast, and molasses. Moderately bitter throughout. Full body with upper medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is dry, chewy, and sticky with some astringency.

03-11-2013 20:30:05 | More by HopHead84
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.05/5  rDev -2.4%

Zumbar coffee is some of San Diego's best so I am quite excited for this one. Pours fairly viscous, black with a thick swath of mocha brown head. Retention is quite good and try as it may lacing just doesn't want to stick on the glass.

Bittersweet chocolate and mild roasted coffee intermingle with quite a bit of dark fruit, licorice and floral hops. Less coffee aroma than I imagined, a bit hot as well but rather complex.

Bready malt with toffee and dark fruit sweetness, coffee roast flavors become prevalent near the end of the drink, rising intensely as the beer warms. Alcohol is present but adds to the flavor.

Medium bodied imperial stout, adequate carbonation and the bitterness is balanced. Malts are very sticky and warming alcohol was very unsettling when first poured.

A very tasty coffee stout if warmed appropriately, more complex dark fruit and floral aroma than expected if you are into that sort of thing. Sticky malt and alcohol present. Not exactly a coffee bomb that I was hoping for but good none the less.

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Zumbar from New English Brewing Co.
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