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Saucony Creek Schnickelfritz Chocolate Stout



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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Schnickelfritz Chocolate Stout 8% ABV Pennsylvania Germanís translate "Schnickelfritz" to mean a Nix Nux, or naughty rebellious child who is always getting into trouble. That sums up our family here at Saucony Creek. 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Radek Kliber (6814) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 21, 2015
Where and how: tasting bottle 355 ml
Aroma mostly chocolate malt, nice depth to it , soft sweetness behind. Mild whiff of alcohol.
Appearance :
Top: mid, lighter sized beige cap.
Base: dark brown.
Palate : soft bodied, chalky with lighter carbonation. Average finish.
Taste: chewy, tad metallic, hinted chocolate but not more. Feels flat.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
corby112 (2689) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2015
Pitch black and completely opaque with a two finger beige head that very slowly settles into a lasting ring. Good retention with sporadic spotty lacing left behind. Slightly smokey roasted dark malt aroma with a strong burnt/acrid character with hints of charred toast, used coffee grounds, ashtray and liquid smoke. Very subtle chocolate presence and a touch of lactose but Iím not picking up any cherry or dark fruit sweetness. As it warms, Iím picking up some dark cocoa, oatmeal and a faint sweeter chocolate presence but the roast /burnt malt is really overpowering. Medium body and slightly over carbonated but this beer has more complexity and interesting flavor than the nose suggested. Thereís still a heavy roasted malt character but itís decently balanced by sweeter notes, lactose and subtle cherry sweetness. Up front thereís some smokey, deeply roasted malt flavor with hints of bitter dark chocolate, burnt toast, oatmeal and robust coffee grinds. This is countered by some lighter malt sweetness with milk chocolate, caramel and toffee while the lactose gives a sweet and slightly creamy presence that counters the heavy roast. As it warms up a bit, the cherry flavor stands out a bit more but is still heavily muted by the prominent malt bill and creamy lactose. The carbonation and mouthfeel are a bit off but the ABV is well masked making this beer pretty easy to drink. Overall, not all that exciting but decent enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (4290) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2015
bottle. Brown with one finger head. Very chocolate forward, as expected. Mild sweetness. On the thin side. Definitely some cherry. Decent, but not much more than that.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerdedDave (980) - - SEP 24, 2015
a chocolate cherry milk stout; black with a good tan head and a good deal of yeast sediment; nice chocolaty and roasted malt aroma with cherry notes; roasted malt flavor with chocolate and mild cherry notes; not sweet at all; mild alcohol notes in the finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClassyBeagle (374) - USA - AUG 23, 2015
From NOTES. Ultra powerful cherry flavor, subtle chocolate, sweetness blanket, but mostly just cherry flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (4989) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 29, 2015
12 oz bottle shared by Willrunforbeer, thanks! Aroma is melted caramel candy, light cherry skin, plenty of sugar. The body is slightly above medium with a creamy texture. Nice feel, the cherry is in the finish and not over done. More natural flavor which is a huge plus. Nice stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (1691) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 29, 2015
12oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is chocolate, cherry, over extracted coffee. Flavor is smooth and creamy with caramel, toffee, milt chocolate, a hint of cherry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6463) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 3, 2015
Bottle at trailer. Black body with tan foam. Milk chocolate,rroasty, lactose aromas. Smooth medium body. Nice milk chocolate, lactose, medium roast malt, medium sweet fruity flavors----tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (3058) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with a fluffy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and cherries. Flavor of milk chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, chocolate covered cherries and some subtle caramel. Silky smooth texture, medium body, low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3500) - Panama City, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2015 Norfolk bottle during the CC course at Langley. Dark brown pour with pinkish highlights and a brown head that lasts. Aroma is light chocolate and some slightly tart fruit. Flavor has a hint of milk chocolate but Iím honestly missing the fruit. A little lingering boozy heat in the finish. Fine overall.

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