Zonker Stout - Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub
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4.75/5 rDev +13.9%
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.
01-08-2014 00:43:17 | More by dwren89
4.58/5 rDev +9.8%
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.
12-14-2013 03:39:09 | More by kagent777
4.54/5 rDev +8.9%
Pours an impenetrable black with a decent tan head. Good retention; okay lacing.
Nuts, coffee, chocolate. Very "stouty." Pretty much what one would expect.
Delicious waves of rich malty goodness. Lots of bitter chocolate flavors pairs with a nutty feel on the whole. Really delicious.
Surprisingly prickly considering how the rest of the beer is, but also suitably creamy and filling. Medium-heavy body. Slightly warming with a lingering nutty finish.
Zonker is a great beer plain and simple. Rich and hearty as a meal but still fairly drinkable. The flavor is exactly what/how it should be and the mouthfeel is divine. A great brew all-in-all.
Would always have one of these. Worth trying.
10-20-2013 05:23:55 | More by TheDoctor
British Columbia (Canada)
4/5 rDev -4.1%
Big thanks to MilwaukeeCrusher for delivering us this beer.
A: Pours a deep and opague brown-black with 2 fingers of espresso tan head.
S: Roasted coffee and cocoa powder together with malty ovaltine, molasses and wet earth.
T: Follows the scent with bitter coffee and chocolate bar, and education by sweet malts and molasses. Background notes of wet earth. Finishes with a slight bitterness.
M: Medium bodied with a slight creaminess.
O: A very tasty stout that offers perfect bitter notes while balancing them out with large amounts of malts
09-30-2013 20:40:44 | More by FondueVoodoo
4.09/5 rDev -1.9%
Snake River Zonker Stout
Thanks to Dr. K for the can... I poured this into a CBS snifter lightly chilled.
A) As dark as a dark brown can be, so pretty much, it was black. A nice creamy mocha head. Nice retention and lacing.
S) A fair amount of roast, light coffee, milk chocolate, and a whiff of caramel sweetness.
T) The taste is very near the nose, with the exception being a lingering hop bitterness, and a little charcoal. I didn't pick up on any of that in the aroma.
M) Full bodied with light carbonation. This is soft and quite smooth. Even better at room temp. Slightly bitter, earthy aftertaste. Dry finish...
O) I cannot recall a beer I've enjoyed more from the State of Wyoming.
09-26-2013 23:49:34 | More by RoamingGnome
3.98/5 rDev -4.6%
The Zonker...is quite tasty and definitely worth a try. The beer pours an opaque dark with ecru head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent carries dark chocolate and roast. The taste has a mild espresso with semi-sweet chocolate tones that makes for a very good stout. The mouthfeel is medium to light in body with smooth carbonation. I would like a bit more body. Overall this is a good stout and I could session this mofo.
09-26-2013 23:48:58 | More by WoodBrew
Zonker Stout from Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub
93 out of 100 based on 321 ratings.