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Zonker Stout - Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub

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330 Ratings

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Ratings: 330
Reviews: 218
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.33%
Wants: 114
Gots: 14 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-26-2001)
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Adamostella, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of TheDoctor
4.54/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

TheDoctor, Oct 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

DarthKostrizer, Oct 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

tommy5, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of FondueVoodoo
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

FondueVoodoo, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of RoamingGnome
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

RoamingGnome, Sep 27, 2013
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3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

WoodBrew, Sep 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Cazlo, Sep 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

timsoder, Sep 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

WheelsPSU, Aug 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

TheBishopco, Aug 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

CB2maltygoodness, Aug 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

meehandennis, Aug 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Roberto11232, Aug 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

williamjbauer, Aug 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Insubordinator, Jul 25, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Dylan101, Jul 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

allenson21, Jul 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

mendvicdog, Jul 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

taigor, Jul 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

dwoolley1, Jun 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Jenkster4, Jun 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Kirk, Jun 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Schlafly33, Jun 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

BJasny, Jun 15, 2013
Zonker Stout from Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub
93 out of 100 based on 330 ratings.