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Zonker Stout - Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub

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Zonker StoutZonker Stout

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

348 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 348
Reviews: 221
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 128
Gots: 23 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub visit their website
Wyoming, United States

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-26-2001

A rich, well-balanced foreign style stout with a huge amount of roasted barley as well as chocolate, black, and caramel malts. The intense roast character is the main attribute of this black colored beer. The alcohol content is 6.0%. Zonker has been recognized time and again as one of the top foregin style stouts.
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Ratings: 348 | Reviews: 221
Photo of kemoarps
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful. Vibrant black body that maintains hue even in the light. Good finger of thick frothy dark brown (for beer head) that takes its time settling. Hell, even the pour itself, it looks thick and viscous and velvety coming out of the can. Excellent lacing, as well.

Roasty threatening char but never quite making it that far with layers of chocolate and coffee. Nothing jumps out, but that's not a bad thing: this brings forth a beautiful blend of quintessential stout-ness. Nailed it.

Starts out real black with more burnt grains and bitter coffee before slowing it down and taking more of a dark chocolate tone. Layers of roast and bitter dark chocolate coat the tongue and stay there. This is an excellent basic, no-frills stout. Not quite as thick as the pour had promised and a little bit more carbonated than I prefer, but definitely neither one is to a problematic level. Just when you're this close to perfection, one notices these small things. Also: pure personal preference. Finish is long and thick and bitter. Excellent brew and I'm really really glad to have grabbed it while I was on the road
4.5/3.75/4.25/4/4

Photo of rwbrown
4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Boccu
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great stout. With tones of Carmel and a nice roast finish.

Photo of Huffs
3.44/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DaveRinn
3.65/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sirsteve42
4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PVMT
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MaseFace
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lucoli
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 2GOOFY
3.84/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jbertsch
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of claybob43
5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Eat with ribs. It is amazing.

Photo of StoutBoi
4.6/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of riotontheroad
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of LoganMc
4.52/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of TetonMike
4.8/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of StoneTSR
3.51/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

APPEARANCE: Black, with a slow-fading brown head which quickly drops from about a half-inch into a thin, wispy cap. Interestingly, it foams up a good deal with just the slightest agitation. Setting the glass back down on the table creates a big boost to the head. I don't think I've seen anything like this before.

SMELL: Roasty notes are all over this beer, with dark chocolate and hints of vanilla behind it.

TASTE: A big coffee flavor is to be expected with the roasty nose...and this coffee flavor is huge. A touch of nuttiness can also be tasted beneath the darker flavors of chocolate and coffee. A bit of vanilla rounds it out.

MOUTHFEEL: Medium to big bodied with a silky mouthfeel. The roast leaves the palate feeling like it has been charred a little bit...it's probably too much.

OVERALL: Good, solid stout, but again, the roasted malt is a little too intense. If it were just a little more mellow in that department it'd be outstanding.

Photo of canudoa9
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Nmgreen
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of shoretaxi
4.36/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of BrewtalHonesty
5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%

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Zonker Stout from Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub
93 out of 100 based on 348 ratings.