Zumbar | New English Brewing Co.

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16 Reviews
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New English Brewing Co.
California, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with whole bean "El Mundo" Colombian coffee from Zumbar.

Added by HopHead84 on 03-11-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
81
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
7.46%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
26
For Trade:
2
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Reviews: 16 | Ratings: 81
Reviews by mactrail:
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4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Opaque brown-black in the New Belgium snifter. Nicely spritzy and very tangy on the tongue. Deep coffee smell.

Spicy and a little hot. An amazing amount of coffee flavor, overlaid by the rich chocolate. Rather bitter, like an espresso. Rather sweet but undercut by the bitterness. Vast amounts of seriously roasted malt. The tang of extra dark coffee is everywhere. Dark caramel aftertaste with a splash of java.

From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Bottlecraft in San Diego.

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

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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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.

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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

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.

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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%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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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%

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.

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

Bottle of unknown date into a tulip glass. More brown than black color with thin layer of yellowish tan head. Nose is almost all chocolate. Taste was almost polar opposite of the nose in that there's a plethora of coffee abs almost nonexistent chocolate. Good mouthfeel and carbonation. It's a good beer, but I won't be seeking in the future.

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Photo of Brevbin
4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Zumbar from New English Brewing Co.
4.02 out of 5 based on 81 ratings.
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