Zumbar | New English Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
88
very good
16 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
ZumbarZumbar
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New English Brewing Co.
California, United States
newenglishbrewing.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Zumbar Chocolate Coffee Imperial Stout was created as a collaboration between New English Brewing Company, and San Diego boutique coffee roaster, Zumbar Coffee & Tea for the Great American Beer Festival, 2012, winning GOLD in 2015 in the “Coffee Beer” category.

This Imperial Stout is brewed with “El Mundo” a rich blend of Indonesian and Latin American coffee beans in the mash and also in the fermenter. As well as ridiculous amounts of whole bean coffee we added 2 Lbs per Barrel of 72% cacao Belgian Chocolate in the secondary.

A true Russian Imperial Stout at 9.3% ABV, this beer is nevertheless well balanced with Nugget hops providing 45 IBU’s ensuring a pleasant bitterness offsetting the powerful combinations of malt, coffee and chocolate. Enjoy with care!

Added by HopHead84 on 03-11-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
87
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
7.46%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
26
For Trade:
2
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 16 | Ratings: 87
Reviews by cvm4:
Photo of cvm4
3.68/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours pretty dark, looks thick, has a medium brown one finger head.

S - Light roasted malts, bittersweet chocolate and a light presence of coffee.

T - The taste really follows the nose. Roasted malt is present throughout, a bit of bittersweet chocolate and again the coffee is there but is really lighter than I care for.

M - Medium bodied and carbonation. The body seems a bit thin to me.

O - It has a great base, but not something I would chase after.

 462 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of JakerLou
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aquazr1
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of chamucobobber
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Beernoobie
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Bunuelian
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bomberqueen
3.59/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours black, & heavy, with a tan/white creamy head.
Smells like dark hot chocolate, with a subtle hint of bitter espresso. Smells boozy.
Excepted more of a chocolate taste. More like a dark roast coffee with turbinado with a warm alcohol tingle at the end.
Velvet mouthfeel, this is where the chocolate really stands out. Oily on the lips.
Very drinkable for being so strong.
The name implied a sweeter taste. But it got a little better as it started to warm up.

22 oz from Best Damn Beer Shop in San Diego.
Poured into a Nonic glass.

 536 characters

Photo of JamLand
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rhynosorus
3.91/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bung
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the brewery.

22 characters

Photo of largadeer
4.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Drink_LocalSD
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jjh19
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Black and a off-white head.

Smell: Lots of coffee and malty notes.

Taste: Wow - Big coffee taste. Huge. Not a ton of chocolate. Great roasted character.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied.

Drinkability: Very enjoyable. Cool name. This is a beer I’d order again.

 269 characters

Photo of ilikebeer03
4.41/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mikexw
4.31/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Maillard
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of zachk
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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

Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of sd123
4.31/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigBlueShep
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Zumbar from New English Brewing Co.
4.02 out of 5 based on 87 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Subscribe