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Schnickelfritz - Saucony Creek Brewing Company

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Ratings: 144
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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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

cjgiant, Feb 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

JamieDuncan, Feb 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Dilbert65, Feb 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

HollyHops, Feb 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

ejimhof, Jan 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

james582, Jan 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

dsnyder61, Jan 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Xandrose, Jan 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

JArmour15, Jan 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

DLSheidy, Jan 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

jhlosito75, Jan 18, 2014
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2.96/5  rDev -19.6%
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.

corby112, Jan 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

rfgetz, Jan 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

DudMan, Jan 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

VAcrossr, Jan 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Kuhnzie8637, Jan 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Oakenator, Jan 10, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

BARFLYB, Jan 08, 2014
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3.28/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: deep brownish red, opaque, just a hint of light scatter; no head, a thin galaxy of surface film; no lacing
S: malt and cherry, quite mild
T: distinctly malty, slightly roasted, dark cherry, almost but not too sweet, a bit of must
M: medium bordering on full-bodied, smooth, creamy
O: Not a favorite. God enough for an experimental glass. Borders on being too sweet and creamy for a stout, but those are characteristics of the style, so that isn't necessarily a negative for fans.

20oz / Pint Glass / Victoria Gastro Pub, Columbia, MD

RandomExile, Jan 06, 2014
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3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

RblWthACoz, Jan 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

mquinn919, Jan 05, 2014
Schnickelfritz from Saucony Creek Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 144 ratings.