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Schnickelfritz - Saucony Creek Brewing Company

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83
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131 Ratings
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Ratings: 131
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Saucony Creek Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Pennsylvania German’s translate “Schnickelfritz” to mean a Nix Nux, or a naughty rebellious child who is always getting into trouble. That sums up our family here at Saucony Creek, so in honor of our Pop-Pop’s chocolate covered cherry addiction during the winter months we brewed an Imperial Chocolate Cherry Milk Stout. Schnickelfritz is brewed with dark caramel malts, chocolate malts and lactose to create a smooth creamy mouth feel. Milk chocolate and real cherries are added for a winter warmer treat.

(Beer added by: Knapp85 on 10-20-2013)
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Reviews by templar316:
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templar316

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -6%

The khaki head is here and gone but it's a deep charcoal color with light highlights. You can tell this has aged for awhile and softened any rough edges. Light aroma of roasted malts and chocolate covered cherries. It's smooth cherry cola with no flavors standing out at all.

02-22-2014 04:07:06 | More by templar316
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KolbMarley

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

12-27-2013 20:57:15 | More by KolbMarley
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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

12-03-2013 20:11:41 | More by ryser2k
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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sjones5045

New Jersey

4.28/5  rDev +16.6%

Grabbed a 4pk and reviewing based on the first two tries. Pours jet black with a nice tan head that fads quick and leaves little if any lacing.

The smell is sweet chocolate with a hint of cherry. Instantly I expected this to be a sweet dessert beer. I really enjoy smelling this one.

The taste is very sweet and chocolatly. Kind of reminds me of hot chocolate but in a beer. The cherry is very subtle but adds to a very nice finish.

This is pretty smooth, maybe a little thin but I actually think this works for this beer. It's a nice drinking beer that goes down easy.

Overall, I really enjoy this beer. I'm reviewing it as a dessert beer, and if you think of it this way it is a top notch beer.

01-01-2014 22:33:26 | More by sjones5045
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JT99125

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

12-31-2013 02:20:47 | More by JT99125
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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

05-10-2014 21:51:12 | More by Lanstrum
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

12-11-2013 00:36:21 | More by RobDB
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

12-14-2013 23:23:33 | More by erialbill
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

01-06-2014 00:23:01 | More by waddellc2
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.86/5  rDev +5.2%

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a black color, no head whatsoever. Smell is of chocolate, some cherries. Taste is chocolate, lots of roasted malts, some cherry, alcohol is well hidden. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall i found this to be a tasty and enjoyable beer.

12-14-2013 16:16:43 | More by tone77
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WaterCzar

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

11-26-2013 14:47:40 | More by WaterCzar
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chapeti

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

02-25-2014 20:07:03 | More by chapeti
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.39/5  rDev -7.6%

-Chocolate cherry imperial milk stout.

A: Coffee bean-chocolate pour has a creamy, mocha tinted head that was moderately retaining. Whispy eyelash lacing.

S: Dark rich chocolate milk, freshly grounded coffee beans upfront, with a bit of lightly dry bakers chocolate bitterness coming on the tail. An average delivery strength holds back what could of been a better rating.

T: Flavor was rich sweet dark chocolate and freshly laced creamer and vanilla bean coffee. Milk chocolate, cocoa sweetness, with some fresh cherries and a finish of spicy figs and peach fruitiness. Some chocolate syrup lighlty coats the tongue on the go.

M: creamy, somewhat silky and full bodied offering showing a good carbonation factor.

O: Overall some decent chocolate-cherry accents, some degree of complexity, milkiness but definitly a dessert style type of drink limited in appeal and serving.

02-27-2014 02:30:20 | More by beerthulhu
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Kuhnzie8637

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

01-12-2014 14:37:18 | More by Kuhnzie8637
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philbe311

Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev +7.9%

Couldn't resist picking this up after Maple Mistress far exceeded my expectations...

A - The pour is slightly viscous and yields nothing more than a half fingers worth of light-to-medium colored khaki froth that quickly fades away... What remains is an uneven slightly splotchy veil of lacing with a thin collar... Some carbonation bubbles can be seen bursting through the surface... The color is quite black, but rather a deep rich dark chestnut brown that allows some bits of light to leak in around the edges... Appears mostly still at first glance, but there are some very small streaks of micro-sized bubbles streaking through the top of the glass at a very rapid pace...

S - The aroma is rather pleasant and fairly complex... The mildy sweet lactose presence is undeniable... Next some seem rich slightly bitter chocolate... Some bing cherries... A very light hint of some faint roasted malts... Perhaps even a bit nutty...

T - The flavor profile begins to raise this brew to a much higher level... All the expected elements from the nose are present, but they work in harmony to create a truly complex flavor profile... Each component rises and feels as each takes a turn starring... Each sip reveals a slightly new nuance... A bit sweet overall, but far from cloying... Chocolate cake... Cherries... Light roasted malts... Perhaps a hint of coffee... Faint blueberries... The lactose sweetness is throughout.. A very little boozy component rises on the finish as this one warms a tad bit...

M - Medium to full bodied... Limited carbonation... Decadent... Smooth... Lush... Creamy... Sultry... Velvety... You get the picture yet??? Silky... Rich... Satisfying... Do you need me to keep going??? Very near world class in this category...

D - Average at best appearance and aroma give way to outstanding flavor and exceptional mouthfeel... The end result is a very enjoyable and memorable desert beer... I can easily see myself relaxing with one of these in my hands after the end to a long winter's day... Another offering from Saucony Creek not to be missed... One odd note however, most beers tend to improve as they come closer to room temperature, this one however falls off a slight bit which made me go back and tweak down some of m ratings...

10-23-2013 01:05:17 | More by philbe311
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Deerslayer210

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9%

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pinyin

New York

4.09/5  rDev +11.4%

A unique balance of flavorings going on here.

Slightly sweet, but not bitter.

I actually prefer the smaller head on this stout.

The smell and mouthfeel are both excellent and the coloring and lacing are awesome.

Definitely a fan of Saucony Creek now.

07-31-2014 17:26:25 | More by pinyin
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New Jersey

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Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

06-30-2014 23:19:12 | More by jgaul79
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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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Pennsylvania

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Schnickelfritz from Saucony Creek Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.