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Schnickelfritz - Saucony Creek Brewing Company

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125 Ratings
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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | 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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kb2250

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -18%

02-19-2014 15:44:48 | More by kb2250
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Geech

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

02-18-2014 05:47:20 | More by Geech
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

3.81/5  rDev +4.1%
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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PStriedl

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

02-15-2014 00:18:14 | More by PStriedl
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Punchfoster

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

02-13-2014 05:08:44 | More by Punchfoster
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rjvanston

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18%

02-09-2014 01:39:15 | More by rjvanston
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

02-08-2014 00:20:12 | More by cjgiant
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Burtonfree77

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

02-07-2014 17:22:06 | More by Burtonfree77
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

02-05-2014 01:36:28 | More by JamieDuncan
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Dilbert65

Maryland

4/5  rDev +9.3%

02-04-2014 23:52:02 | More by Dilbert65
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HollyHops

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

02-04-2014 03:01:22 | More by HollyHops
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.3%

01-30-2014 11:49:02 | More by ejimhof
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james582

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

01-28-2014 20:14:42 | More by james582
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dsnyder61

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +23%

01-27-2014 21:01:35 | More by dsnyder61
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Xandrose

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

01-24-2014 01:35:54 | More by Xandrose
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JArmour15

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

01-23-2014 22:36:05 | More by JArmour15
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DLSheidy

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.3%

01-23-2014 02:13:00 | More by DLSheidy
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jhlosito75

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

01-18-2014 20:49:17 | More by jhlosito75
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corby112

Pennsylvania

2.96/5  rDev -19.1%
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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rfgetz

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +9.3%

01-15-2014 01:31:12 | More by DudMan
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VAcrossr

Virginia

4/5  rDev +9.3%

01-14-2014 02:09:58 | More by VAcrossr
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Kuhnzie8637

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

01-10-2014 03:59:17 | More by Oakenator
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

01-08-2014 01:57:01 | More by BARFLYB
Schnickelfritz from Saucony Creek Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.