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Zonker Stout - Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub

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325 Ratings

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Ratings: 325
Reviews: 217
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.35%
Wants: 110
Gots: 13 | 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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Photo of RoamingGnome
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.

RoamingGnome, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of WoodBrew
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.

WoodBrew, Sep 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Cazlo, Sep 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

timsoder, Sep 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

WheelsPSU, Aug 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

TheBishopco, Aug 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

CB2maltygoodness, Aug 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

meehandennis, Aug 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Roberto11232, Aug 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

williamjbauer, Aug 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Insubordinator, Jul 25, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Dylan101, Jul 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

allenson21, Jul 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

mendvicdog, Jul 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

taigor, Jul 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

dwoolley1, Jun 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Jenkster4, Jun 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Kirk, Jun 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Schlafly33, Jun 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

BJasny, Jun 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

dcloeren, Jun 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

GaToWyo, Jun 03, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -40%

Larrydoherty, May 27, 2013
Photo of MadScientist
3.91/5  rDev -6.2%

A: Black and opaque with a deep garnet showing on the edge when held to the light. The head is medium brown with mostly cream, compact bubble interspersed with some medium, soapy bubbles. it has an average retention period.

A: Rich roast, coffee and chocolate aromas at a medium-strong level along with a moderate caramel sweetness.

T: A great balance between medium-strong dark malt flavors, sweetness and medium hops bitterness. There are the dark malt flavors like in the nose with roast and coffee dominating, backed by some chocolate and caramel. There is a low citrus hops flavor. The balance is slightly towards the sweetness and the finish is medium. The aftertaste is of dark roast, a little bitterness and some slight charcoal.

M: A medium-full body and a slight creaminess with medium-strong carbonation.

O: A pretty tasty American Stout that I keep being inclined to call thin even though it isn't. It has good balance with a nice mix of dark malt flavors. Good enough that I'll seek out other beers from the brew when possible.

MadScientist, May 26, 2013
Photo of plaid75
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Poured a deep black hue with a one finger foamy off white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured soft coffee and cocoa tones with a bit of charcoal.

The taste consisted of round roasted malts with notes of smoke and charcoal. Perhaps a slight lactose sweetness detected as well.

The mouthfeel was full with a dry finish.

Overall a very well made stout.

plaid75, May 19, 2013
Zonker Stout from Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub
93 out of 100 based on 325 ratings.