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Schnickelfritz - Saucony Creek Brewing Company

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Ratings: 143
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 10.87%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Lanstrum, May 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Mineo, May 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

JakeEsterly, Apr 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

scottbrew4u, Apr 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

TubaDan, Apr 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

jbaker67, Apr 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

TriageStat, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of DrDemento456
3.94/5  rDev +7.1%
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!

DrDemento456, Mar 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

bubseymour, Mar 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

pantoast, Mar 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

JISurfer, Mar 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Morey, Mar 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

samurai70, Feb 27, 2014
Photo of beerthulhu
3.39/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

beerthulhu, Feb 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

skaboom420, Feb 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

chapeti, Feb 25, 2014
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4.11/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled February 2014 from bottles in pint glass. This is the first time that I had drank this beer. I likes the beer and had a second.

Appearance: Medium/dark color with a nice tan head, and the head lasted a long time.

Smell: There are roasted malt aromas, along with some strong chocolate aromas. The chocolate gave a sweet smell, especially compared to other stouts.

Taste: Full-bodied with great balance of malt, hops, and chocolate. There is a sweet flavor due to the chocolate, but it has an excellent overall taste. The chocolate is more pronounced than other "chocolate" stouts I have tried.

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied, but very smooth. Very creamy.

Overall: Great stout. I enjoyed the multiple bottles that I drank, and I would buy this again.

JJKBeerLvr, Feb 23, 2014
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3.45/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

templar316, Feb 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

kb2250, Feb 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Geech, Feb 18, 2014
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3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

ppoitras, Feb 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

PStriedl, Feb 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Punchfoster, Feb 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

rjvanston, Feb 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

cjgiant, Feb 08, 2014
Schnickelfritz from Saucony Creek Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.