Smuttynose Zinneke (Big Beer Series) | Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Smuttynose Zinneke (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Zinneke (Big Beer Series)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company
New Hampshire, United States
smuttynose.com

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Belgian-style stout, partially aged in bourbon barrels.

8.4% abv 50 IBU
Malts: North American 2-Row, Carawheat, Munich 10L, C-120, Chocolate,
Roasted Barley, Brown Malt
Hops: Magnum, Glacier
Mojo: Dark #2 Belgian Candi Syrup

Added by Todd on 10-25-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
407
Reviews:
111
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
11.29%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
36
For Trade:
1
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.52/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to DrAwkward82 for sharing this one at GRG1313's tasting.

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and slight bourbon aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and bourbon flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty but fairly subdued for a barrel aged beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of maxcoinage
4.29/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured 22oz bomber (2012) into tulip glass with a 3 finger mocha colored head that took time to settled down. Color is dark black

Aroma - roasted malts, toffee, figs, dates, oak

Taste - coffee, chocolate, caramel, vanilla -- tasty!

Mouthfeel - a light-syrup like consistency and creamy mouthfeel, medium carbonation

Overall - Excellent brew. not sure if I'd consider it a stout or belgian dark ale, either way it was tasty. Didn't really get any bourbon in the nose or flavor, but this bottle is probably a year old so I'm sure that didn't help. Definitely would pick up another bomber of this for like around $7 I believe is what I paid.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of hopley
4.6/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a very drinkable stout from Smuttynose. Their Big Beer series, which you really can't beat - ZINNEKE - is actually almost a sessionable stout with lots of sexy taste. Velvety smooth, a limited head, but one that is present and lurking the whole time, dark, too. Bourboney taste is very forward, but that's only if you pick up the difference between that and the oak. Really great beer.

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3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A- pours black, nearly opaque with a two-finger head with short retention and no lacing

S- some fruity esters from the Belgian yeast with candy-like sugar, traces of vanilla oak aroma with just a touch of barrel juice

T- fruity yeast with a light metallic flavor, light roasted notes with just a touch of chocolate, oak character mid-palate ith some tangy barrel juice at the end, pretty dry finish

M- medium body with low carbonation, slightly foamy mouthfeel and finish, mouthfeel seemed a bit light for the style

O- some good flavors going on, the bourbon is very subtle from only using a blend of barrel aged beer, a little light on flavor and mouthfeel for a stout

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Smuttynose Zinneke (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
3.81 out of 5 based on 407 ratings.
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