Zonker Stout - Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub
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Reviews by ThreeWiseMen:
4.4/5 rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Ordered a couple pints of this at the brewpub in Jackson, WY a few nights ago. Following review based on notes taken at that time.
Served in a standard pint glass.
Appearance: Opaque, pitch black body with a brown, creamy head that retains for the entire session and drags tons of goopy lace all the way down. Damn near perfect.
Smell: Roasted barley, mocha, and cocoa powder come to mind right away. Very full and malty with a clean hoppy finish. Not too complex, but certainly enjoyable.
Taste: Dark chocolate, roasted barley, red currants, char, and earthy bitterness make up the bulk of the flavor profile. Bold, complex, and surprisingly smooth. Borderline imperial stout, although it looks like that's acceptable with this style. I dig it.
Mouthfeel: Big, roasty, creamy, and prickly. Carbonation is fine and moderate in strength. A lot going on here, but everything comes together very nicely.
Overall: Fantastically smooth, complex, and drinkable. Keep 'em coming!
Serving type: on-tap
06-19-2011 16:18:07 | More by ThreeWiseMen
More User Reviews:
4.16/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Tasted On: 04-18-2014
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 12 oz. can
Glassware: Nonic pint
Purchased: 6-pack from the brewery
Black and opaque beer with a big, foamy tan head. Both retention and lacing are good. Aromas have toasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Maybe even a little smoke too.
The taste has notes of roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Rich, it has sweetness but also carries a bitterness — more from the dark roast than from hops. Mouthfeel is creamy with a low amount of carbonation. The dry finish has flavors of French roast coffee and bittersweet chocolates.
Pumped to review my first brew from Wyoming! Export and Irish stouts are not a personal favorite of mine, but I'd say this is an excellent rendition of the style.
Serving type: can
04-19-2014 03:39:58 | More by sommersb
4.49/5 rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Pours jet black, thick but not motor oil thick. Two fingers of tan head looks great. No light penetrating through this beer.
Smell: vanilla and roasty notes hit the nose straight from the pour. Smells exactly like a good stout should.
Taste: chocolate, roasty, perfectly balanced with hops. yumm. cant ecplain the taste very well but it is fantastic with fantastic feel as well.
Overall, this is my new favorite stout. SImply fantastic. I can easily see why it has won so many awards. This review does the beer no justice but just a great everyday readily available go to stout.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2014 01:30:29 | More by bennett_loves_good_beer
4.75/5 rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Appearance: ink black, opaque, dark tan head
Aroma: chocolate, coffee, and roasty caramel, clean yeast
Taste: great chocolate flavor that fades To caramel on the finish, with a semisweet coffee and caramel hint to it. Smooth and easy drinking. Exceptionally well balanced
Mouthfeel: smooth, creamy, thick, and soft. A great sipper with full body and low carbonation
Overall: Fantastic overall. Great semisweet chocolate with coffee and caramel hints. Well balanced, creamy, and easy drinking.
Serving type: bottle
01-08-2014 00:43:17 | More by dwren89
4.58/5 rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
From a six pack with a best before (not a canned on date) of 12-30-13. I poured this one into my beer goblet.
Appearance: Obviously a black beer. No light going through this one. It has a thin dark tan head. Laces a little bit.
Smell: Roast and char with some cocoa and vanilla. Maybe a hint on earthy hops. The cocoa is quite nice to balance the bitter. As it warms up, there is a husky grainyness that shows up.
Taste: Wonderful bittersweet cocoa, roast and ash. The creamy sweetness of the cocoa perfectly balances the bitter of the roast. This one really threads that needle so well.
Mouthfeel: Wonderful creamy mouthfeel with lower carbonation.
Overall: This is an amazing stout. I initially tried this one ten years ago, and did not like it for some reason. This was before I really knew anything about quality beer. I missed a lot of time enjoying this beer, and now I need to try to make that up again. This is an instant buy any time I see it. All of this in a regular release canned beer. It does not get much better.
Serving type: can
12-14-2013 03:39:09 | More by kagent777
Zonker Stout from Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub
93 out of 100 based on 305 ratings.