Schnickelfritz | Saucony Creek Brewing Company + Gastropub

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Saucony Creek Brewing Company + Gastropub
Pennsylvania, United States
sauconycreekbrewing.com

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Pennsylvania German’s translate “Schnickelfritz” to mean a Nix Nux, or a naughty rebellious child who is always getting into trouble. That sums up our family here at Saucony Creek, so in honor of our Pop-Pop’s chocolate covered cherry addiction during the winter months we brewed an Imperial Chocolate Cherry Milk Stout. Schnickelfritz is brewed with dark caramel malts, chocolate malts and lactose to create a smooth creamy mouth feel. Milk chocolate and real cherries are added for a winter warmer treat.

Added by Knapp85 on 10-20-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
232
Reviews:
40
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
12.3%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
31
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 232 |  Reviews: 40
Photo of sneth019
3.84/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of VeganUndead
3.36/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of orangesol
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Meganomiidae
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Served in a snifter.

A: Thick black, next to no head whatsoever. What little head that did form dissipated immediately. High level of suspended solids visible, kinda ominous, but not necessarily in a good way...

S: The slightest hint of cherry wafting a deep dark chocolate malt aroma.

T: Looks like all they got from the cherries was the scent. The slightest hint of creaminess slips through quickly, rapidly being ousted by a rich, heavy dark chocolate that leaves a bittersweet taste on the tongue.

M: Semi-smooth, semi-heavy. Rolls over the tongue nicely.

O: Good on the nose, but the flavor just wasn't there. Good for those of you who like chocolate flavor, though. Just not what the bottle led me to believe.

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Photo of TopherBreski
1.81/5  rDev -50.5%
look: 1 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.75

With all the ingredients that the bottle lists that are in this beer, you think something would stand out but it just tastes like a creamy stout.

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Photo of harrisjohnson
3.89/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DavidHume
3.67/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ordybill
2.68/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a smell that reminds me of coffee and chocolate.
Appearance- A pitch black pour with a thick tannish colored head.
Taste- Didn't get it, it was semi-sweet but I didn't like the mesh of flavors. The milk chocolate, cherry and beer didn't work for me
Palate- A full bodied beer with moderate carbonation and a creamy texture.
Overall- An average beer at best. I liked the look and aroma but the flavor wasn't for me.

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Photo of Bdel34
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mush
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Corburk
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Casey3236
3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CptBlackBeerd
3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MisledTitan
3.33/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of atrocity
2.55/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Wasn't a fan of this at all. The nose was offputting.

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Photo of LoveStout
3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of anteater
3.43/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of acurtis
3.43/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JPowell712
4.18/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BFCarr
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BAM12
3.43/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of therealJAYZ
3.27/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Vylo
4.26/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Schnickelfritz from Saucony Creek Brewing Company + Gastropub
3.66 out of 5 based on 232 ratings.
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