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Schnickelfritz - Saucony Creek Brewing Company

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83
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124 Ratings
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Ratings: 124
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 10.96%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Knapp85 on 10-20-2013)
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djrn2

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

12-08-2013 18:37:57 | More by djrn2
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -17.8%

12-26-2013 03:31:31 | More by ygtbsm94
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.6%

10-20-2013 19:02:00 | More by Knapp85
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This seems like it would be a good milk stout without the cherries. With it, there is an added level of sweetness that kicks it up just a wee bit too much. Regardless, it's still pretty smooth. Quite easy to drink. Very pleasant. I like it. Glad I was able to find this one.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2014 04:28:39 | More by RblWthACoz
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I had this at Brewhouse Grill in Camp Hill

Not sure what was going on with this beer...after reading more I discovered it is a cherry stout
it had tart and fruity flavors I don't expect
The color is deep brown like walnut shells with frothy almost nitro creamy looking head with good retention. The smell has a faint fruit and sour cherry aroma with very little in the way of malt or roasted grain, light sour odor. The feel is okay, moderately carbonated again a bit tart for th style with mild alcohol as it warms

The flavor is not bad, but the feel leads you one way and the flavor another - tart fruity flavor slight yeast taste with mild caramel notes and tangy from start to finish, no creaminess or real roasted flavor you would expect in a milk/sweet stout - not very sweet but alcohol is noticeable as it warms. overall I had finished this so I consider it passable for the style - it just doesn't seem like a traditional take, -it has a fruit taste that distracts from any stout character that supposedly it is based on -I would prefer a more solid less thin base if this is a milk stout with sour cherry fruit addition

Serving type: on-tap

11-12-2013 14:56:37 | More by Slatetank
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

12-18-2013 21:07:25 | More by mendvicdog
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corby112

Pennsylvania

2.96/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pitch black and completely opaque with a two finger beige head that very slowly settles into a lasting ring. Good retention with sporadic spotty lacing left behind.

Slightly smokey roasted dark malt aroma with a strong burnt/acrid character with hints of charred toast, used coffee grounds, ashtray and liquid smoke. Very subtle chocolate presence and a touch of lactose but I'm not picking up any cherry or dark fruit sweetness. As it warms, I'm picking up some dark cocoa, oatmeal and a faint sweeter chocolate presence but the roast /burnt malt is really overpowering.

Medium body and slightly over carbonated but this beer has more complexity and interesting flavor than the nose suggested. There's still a heavy roasted malt character but it's decently balanced by sweeter notes, lactose and subtle cherry sweetness. Up front there's some smokey, deeply roasted malt flavor with hints of bitter dark chocolate, burnt toast, oatmeal and robust coffee grinds. This is countered by some lighter malt sweetness with milk chocolate, caramel and toffee while the lactose gives a sweet and slightly creamy presence that counters the heavy roast. As it warms up a bit, the cherry flavor stands out a bit more but is still heavily muted by the prominent malt bill and creamy lactose. The carbonation and mouthfeel are a bit off but the ABV is well masked making this beer pretty easy to drink. Overall, not all that exciting but decent enough.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 06:56:21 | More by corby112
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

11-30-2013 19:19:01 | More by yourefragile
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

12-08-2013 13:55:12 | More by InspectorBob
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

3.81/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle received via Growling at the Moon. Thanks for the brew, Dain!

Pours into an imperial pint glass, forming a 1" brown head over the opaque dark brown/black brew. Head lasts and lasts, fizzing away slowly, with leggy chunky lace. Aroma is sweet coffee.

Taste is sweet to start, light coffee in the middle, with creamy milk sugars through the close. Mouthfeel is smooth with some prickliness, and drinkability is good. Pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2014 01:50:42 | More by ppoitras
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

01-08-2014 01:57:01 | More by BARFLYB
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.6%

01-30-2014 11:49:02 | More by ejimhof
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.39/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

-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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

10-24-2013 18:24:54 | More by ShanePB
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I am really hoping the "cherry" flavor is natural rather than a mild side effect from slight infection. Paid $3.50 for the single.

A - Well it looks good again like the Hop Suplex it has hardly no carbonation just a 1/4 inch that fades back to nothing and the beer itself is quite dark with mild amber hues at the base.
S - Ah good its not infected! Lactic sugars, roasted malts, and just a hint of chocolate it smells great!
T - Its smooth, rather sweet with some cherry flavor and I do get some chocolate malt taste. Roasts are mild and sugars are great. This is a very above average milk stout.
M - It has a pretty great medium body and mildly chewy. I can dig it.

Overall I was more impressed with this so maybe they should stick to to maltier beers, which is actually my favorite of styles Bocks, Imperial Stouts, and Porters. GET ON IT guys!

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2014 02:57:03 | More by DrDemento456
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.86/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

01-17-2014 01:45:59 | More by rfgetz
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

11-30-2013 19:31:20 | More by ColForbinBC
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

12-27-2013 18:47:44 | More by ShemRahBoo
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

11-06-2013 01:42:22 | More by IdrinkGas
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +9.6%

01-01-2014 21:04:19 | More by BeerForMuscle
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.6%

10-20-2013 19:05:02 | More by millerbuffoon
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11%

12-03-2013 16:04:45 | More by JohnK17
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

04-08-2014 22:21:10 | More by jbaker67
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

11-09-2013 01:14:09 | More by bigfnjoe
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Schnickelfritz from Saucony Creek Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.