Zach's Mexican Donuts
SingleSpeed Brewing

Zach's Mexican DonutsZach's Mexican Donuts
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Style:
English Oatmeal Stout
Ranked #99
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
88
Ranked #11,521
Avg:
4.24 | pDev: 3.77%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
14
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SingleSpeed Brewing
 
Iowa, United States
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88
Very Good
Zach's Mexican DonutsZach's Mexican Donuts
Notes: Flavor upon flavor upon flavor, delicately layered into glassware. Locally roasted coffee (Sidecar Coffee Roasters), Ecuadorian cacao nibs, vanilla bean and a spice blend transform this standard take on the stout style into a full blown life altering experience. A SingleSpeed diá de los muertos tradición.
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 14 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by dfillius:
Photo of dfillius
4.17/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is one tasty beer, but it hovers somewhere in the light porter/robust brown ale territory rather than an honest to goodness stout.

A: pours a deep brown with 1/2 finger tan head. Transparent claret red when held to light. Not dark enough for stout
S: lovely cocoa, coffee, vanilla...all perfectly balanced!
T: sweet chocolate, slight coffee and toffee, some fruity notes reminiscent of a yirgacheffe coffee. Very nice overall. Could stand to have more bitterness from higher quantity of darker malts, but darn it’s so balanced as it is!
M: creamy, sweet mainly. Slightly astringent finish.
O: a very tasty, super drinkable beer that just isn’t quite the stout I expected it to be. Go and get you some of this one cause it is another solid beer from SingleSpeed!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of craigbelly
4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmh21
4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VaTechPhilly
4.39/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of schoon
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.99/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Erik-P
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ToddSoonerFan
4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dcotom
4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is a gem of an oatmeal stout! Poured cold from 12-ounce can into a snifter. then allowed to warm to near room temperature. Deep mahogany colored pour, with a tan head that left a bit of lacing as it settled. Aromas and flavors of dark roast coffee, cocoa, vanilla, and a hint of cinnamon. Mouthfeel is on the medium-light side. with a slightly astringent finish and a touch of espresso bean on the finish. This has a lot of elements that integrate together very well. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Datdubj1988
4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chilmer
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of LukeGude
4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can poured into pint glass. Nose is coffee. Taste is a full-bodied spice/coffee mix. Very nice winter beer.

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Photo of omahawk
3.85/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a good beer, but comes of as more of a robust porter than stout. It’s not as deep of a flavor as I’d expect based on the name. Light body, Dark reddish hue (not 100% black) no real head but good lacing. Nice roasty flavor, some vanilla undertones. Light mouthfeel for such a high alcohol content.

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Zach's Mexican Donuts from SingleSpeed Brewing
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 14 ratings