Smuggler's Hazelnut Stout | Hideout Brewing Company

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86
very good
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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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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 Zaphog
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of tommy5
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of fredmugs
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of beergorrilla
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of StoutHunter
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed on 6/27/2010. On tap at the brewpub. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and a light coffee presence. Flavor of hazelnut, sweet roasted malt, and vanilla. A creamy coffee stout that is on the sweet side but overall I enjoyed it.

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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 Tyrawlings
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of mcallister
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Black with a caramel brown edge. No light making it's way through the center. Poured with little to no head or lace.

The smell of hazlenut, with vanilla, and coffee. Sweet malt aromas as well. Smells delicious.

Very similar to Rogue hazlenut brown ale. Is this a milkshake? Almost like hazlenut flavored syrup was added. A tad thin for a stout but otherwise a fabulous beer from a great brewery. Very roasty malt, and a vanilla bean extract in the 45 second finish.

I think I will miss this brewery more than any that I visited this past weekend:(

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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 cd34
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of midlifec
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Cotton_27
2/5  rDev -48.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Giggy
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Rich and hearty black stout. Appearance reminded me of a Guiness.

S: Smells of freshly brewed coffee

T: Hazlenut, Coffee, Cream, Sweet

M: Very Smooth easy to drink, I think the nitro creates more of a creamy feel. I would like to do a comparison test with the CO2 version.

D: Very mellow drinking putting you into a mellow mood

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Photo of granger10
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From nitro with a deep brown/mohagany color when held to light, otherwise black. Medium creamy tan head rests atop and stays decently. Not too much lacing. Aroma is strong on the hazelnuts but also quite roasted with an espresso like bitterness. Taste has more of a chocolate syrup quality up front followed by the hazelnut coffee flavor and touches of vanilla and cream underneath. More roasted coffee and hazelnut come out at the finish. The roasty quality is just right to offset the hazelnuts, chocolate, and vanilla. I think nitro works well here. I think that to make a good stout like this there needs to be quality ingredients and there is no better coffee in Grand Rapids than Schuil, which is what is used here. Even though hazelnut coffee is disgusting in general, it works for this beer here.

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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

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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

Photo of tmoneyba
4.33/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Draft sample at MBG Winterfest 2009.

Poured black color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate roasted coffee, chocolate and nutty aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy roasted bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration.

My expectations where met with a solid drinkable beer.

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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 Phoodcritic
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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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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