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Big Beer Series - Zinneke by Smuttynose Brewing Company
Belgian Strong Dark Ale
8.40 % ABV

Belgian-style stout, partially aged in
bourbon barrels.
Malts: North American 2-Row, Carawheat,
Munich 10L, C-120, Chocolate,
Roasted Barley, Brown Malt
Hops: Magnum, Glacier
Mojo: Dark #2 Belgian Candi Syrup 

 
Review by rhoadsrage on 02/28/13  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
72 3 8 15 3 7 2012
Bottle conditioned in 2012
(Served in a tulip glass)
A- This beer pours an opaque black body with a thick coco tan head that last for a short bit. There are strands of microbubbles trailing up the side of the glass.

S- The yeast ester aroma of raisins fades away quickly with some more full black roasted malt aroma and a fusel alcohol heat note finishes.

T- The dry roasted black malt has some dark tootsie roll flavors as the beer opens. There is a roasted black bitterness in the finish with some mellow alcohol heat. Some faint burnt toast notes and slight hints of dark fruit esters come through when it is pretty warm.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a tight fizz and a gentle alcohol heat lingers.

O- This beer has a nice black roasted malt flavor but it is otherwise a bit thin and a bit to hot in alcohol. There isn’t much yeast characteristics that it really needs for support or any other hop or malt flavors to add depth to the beer.

Served In: Tulip

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