Zonker Stout - Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub
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Reviews by kagent777:
4.58/5 rDev +9.8%
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
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3.96/5 rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Appearance: 1 1/2" beige head. Color is black (zero light penetration)
Aroma: coffee, licorice, cocoa powder
Mouthfeel: very viscous, medium to heavy mouthfeel with a mostly dry finish
Flavor: dark coffee, roasted malts dominate with some earthy and peppery hops backbone
Serving type: can
04-27-2014 17:00:55 | More by Foyle
4.16/5 rDev -0.2%
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 +7.7%
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
Zonker Stout from Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub
93 out of 100 based on 317 ratings.