Smuggler's Hazelnut Stout | Hideout Brewing Company

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79 Ratings
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Smuggler's Hazelnut StoutSmuggler's Hazelnut Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hideout Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
hideoutbrewing.com

Style: English Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-01-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
79
Reviews:
18
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
12.34%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
13
For Trade:
1
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Photo of jordanginsberg
2.57/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Very sour finish

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Photo of Mxsluis
3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stevem68
3.46/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a very thin dark chocolate color. Aroma is fantastic of hazel nuts. Flavor is very disappointing. You get hazel but up front and then it becomes sour-ish. This beer is very thing for a stout and overall really disappointing.

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Photo of NateDyk47
4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveBar
3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Purchased at Champagne's in Warren MI for $6.99 for a 650ml bomber. Served at 14deg C in a tulip glass

A- Opens well and pours a 1/2" head with a vigorous pour that was gone in seconds. Rather very dark brown colour

S- Good malt and coffee. Not a lot more though

T- Very weak stout. Has a thin body with a coco flair. Coffee is there with a sharp coco hit. Bitter at the end to say the least. No hazelnut what so ever and I like hazelnut!

M- Chalky and watery.

O- Ok at best. Not a big fan but it's a decent brew.

Food Pairing

This ok stout went pretty good with........ Chicken balls with plum sauce.

Enjoy

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Photo of mcrawford
3.89/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigleague
3.38/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of lochef81
4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gulli
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Tap from restaurant, kinda thin ,very carbonated, ok taste , will have try from a bottle different time

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Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into pint glass; no bottle dating, but was released fairly recently. Pours nearly opaque dark brown/black color with a 1-2 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, light nuttiness, light vanilla/cream, light smoke/char, herbal, floral, and yeast/roasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of roast/bready malt, moderate coffee, and light earthy hop/yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of big milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, light nuttiness, light vanilla/cream, light smoke/char, herbal, floral, and yeast/roasted earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, light nuttiness, light smoke/char, and herbal/roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of roast/bready malt, moderate coffee, and light earthy hop/yeast ester flavors; with a nice roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, and lightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good English style coffee stout. All around good robustness, compelxity, and balance of roast/bready malt, moderate coffee, and light earthy hop/yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Richter525
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hesscabob
4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlueAndBrew
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of justinp444
3.18/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Date Aug 03, 2015, Batch 3. Poured into a snifter this beer is a black with a beige 2 inch thick head. Smell of a ton of bittersweet coffee, nuts, roasted malt, chocolate, bit of metal, and vanilla. Taste is light, coffee, nut-y flavor, roasted malt, chocolate, and a burnt/roasted nut flavor on the end. It has a medium to light body with a moderate mouth feel. As it warms it begins to get somewhat of a hazelnut taste, but the metallic taste picks up as well. This is the third stout I've had from Hideout and I probably won't waste my money on another, all 3 where overall disappointingly weak and didn't have all the pronounced flavors they advertise.

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Photo of coz
4.21/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BuckeyeFaninMI
3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kerrie
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jennypells
4.21/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Markus98
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of J2A2
4.27/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of king75
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of KevinL
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of carlmoberg
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -10%

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Smuggler's Hazelnut Stout from Hideout Brewing Company
3.89 out of 5 based on 79 ratings.
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