Buck Snort Stout | North Country Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
North Country Brewing
Pennsylvania, United States
northcountrybrewing.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BuckSpin on 04-03-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
169
Reviews:
48
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
10.63%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
40
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 169 |  Reviews: 48
Reviews by Dope:
Photo of Dope
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a dark brown, not quite black. Small medium brown head. Decent retention but not a whole lot of lacing.

S: Hmph. Some piney hops with a toasty roasted malt character. Like mildly burnt toast. Get a whiff of a slightly metallic aroma sometimes.

T: Mild hoppiness up front. Mainly pine I would say. Touch of burnt sugar. More of that toasty sort of roasted malt. It's like overcooked pretzels and burnt toast. Hit of smoke in the finish too, just a little bit. Mild char lingers in the aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied, smooth with a bit of dryness in the finish due to the smoke and char.

O: Interesting stout. A little hoppy. A seemingly hybrid of toasted and roasted malts. Almost borderline between a brown ale and a stout as a result. Quite good but relatively simple.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of mattcrill
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to @tamisbutler for the sample

Aroma: Pleasant chocolate and dark bready aromas up front. Light coffee character. Clean fermentation character.

Appearance: Jet black pour with a low khaki head. Head retention is poor but laces and rings the snifter nicely.

Flavor: Firm chocolate goodness on the front end. Has a creamed coffee character to it as well. Moderate earthy hop bitterness. Balance is to the bitterness. Roastiness provides a nice counterpoint. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste lingers with powdered cocoa character .

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderately-high carbonation. Slight dark grain astringency. No heat or creaminess.

Overall impression: A very approachable roasty American stout. Worth a try.

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Photo of oberon
4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My favorite offering that I had from North Country,came in a standard pint glass a a deep pitch black with a one finger sized roasted almond colored head.Heavily roasted malt,deep espresso roast aromas with some unsweetenend chocolate and a hint of mollasses as well.The flavors near intense in its roasted character and slightly burnt with a big dry earthy presence from a healthy dose of hops to round it out.Not a stout for the meak its roasted to the hilt and has big hops,personally I love it.

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Photo of GameOfBeers
4.6/5  rDev +16.5%

Photo of heddar33
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of DWolf
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of TimoP
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I love all the canned beer available from these smaller PA breweries, it's a good trend...I remember having this on tap at the source a few years back. The can pours pitch black bodied stout with just barely ruby highlights, big thicket of tan head forms thick dimpled cloudy texture speckled lacing scattered. Aroma roasted dark malts provide hints of dark chocolate/coffee, nice herbal mint notes that work well within the hop/malt combo. Medium bodied creamy texture with mellow carbonation. Easy to drink nice stout in a can.

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Photo of mrosenfeld32
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Adkins1203
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of tdm168
3.63/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of McMatt7
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Really good

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

North County Brewing "Buck Snort Stout"
12 fl. oz. can, "CANNED 03/05/17" and sampled on 05/30/17
$2 @ Weis Market #231, Conshohocken, PA

Look: Typical stout appearance: brown-black body with a thin edge of dark mahogany at the base of the glass where light can slip through. Creamy dark tan head. Average head retention and lacing.

Smell: Ashen roastiness over dark chocolate with a bit of cold black coffee.

Taste: As the aroma suggests with plenty of dark chocolate, some molasses, a touch of leafy and grassy hops, and yeasty fruitiness like red berries and apple that in combination with the malt give it a note of raisin as well. A solid bitterness balances it, and it finishes dry, ashen, and roasty with the bitterness lingering.

Feel: Medium bodied with a standard carbonation.

Overall: Perhaps a bit too bitter, unless you like that, but everything else is good, particularly the fact that there's not too much dark malt acidity. Rich and satisfying. My only complaint would be that it's labeled as a "West Coast style stout" which in my understanding implies that it's at least a little bit hoppy, and usually hopped with Pacific northwest hops, but I don't find that here.

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Photo of Lanstrum
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bbsaur
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Bunuelian
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed form the can in a snifter. This roasted beast of a stout pours a nice thick black with a fantastic head of light brown foam that lingers long in the glass forming a thick layer and mighty ring with some beautiful lacing. Nose of deeply roasted malt, cocoa, char, and subtle sweetness to the background. Flavors surpass the nose with fantastic deeply roasted malts showing flavors of dark coffee and dark bakers chocolate that is moderately sweetened with black strap molasses that finishes with a nutty roasted malt bitterness that lingers. Creamy mouth feel finishes dry and subtly smoked. Excellent carbonation keeps it lively. An excellent every day sort of stout.

Cheers

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Photo of tone77
3.46/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A thanks to the creator of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a black color with a 1 inch head. Smell is a bit sweet, chocolatey. Taste is roasted malts, some hops, a hint of chocolate, surprising bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

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Photo of buzzy
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Regal960
4.26/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

GreT mouth feel. More roast malt than chocolate. Alcohol on the back end. Overall very drinkable

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Photo of bret717
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Griggsy
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ALLISON01
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of IdrinkGas
4/5  rDev +1.3%

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Buck Snort Stout from North Country Brewing
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