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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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Named in honor of the doggy denizens of Brussels, this hybrid beer is a mix of what we love best in a big, roasty stout, but fermented with a Belgian yeast, which brings out a beautiful fruity nose. We set aside a portion of the batch to age in bourbon barrels to allow the stouts chocolate and caramel flavors to marry with the woods natural vanilla and toastiness. The final blend pairs well with both savory dishes and your favorite desserts.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Pours black with small head. Aroma wood, stone fruits, alcohol, chocolate. Taste mirrors aroma mostly strong on sweetness, bourbon, lively on tongue. Dry sweet malt, chocolate sticky finish

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Advocate_Ames (427) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2013
An interesting scent. I picked up on dark fruit, roasted malts, wood, vanilla, sweet bourbon, and chocolate. As for taste, the yeast and charred wood stands out. The malts follow those notes and a slight bourbon flavor with a very minimal sweetness appears. The sweetness could be caramel, fruit, or sugar. Either way it barely shows up and sticks around. The finish leaves a malty taste in my mouth which isn’t bad. There is a low to a medium bitterness in this drink. Overall the Zinneke is not a home run but it is enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bbbeer (586) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Dark brown with beige head. Aroma roasted malt, mocha. Medium full body, small alcohol presence. Flavors toasty malt, caramel sweetness, touch of wood and dark fruits. Nothing particularly wrong, not great.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
obguthr (3769) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Hot grape and prune aroma, weak. Mahogany, medium tan head. Roasty coffee and dark chocolate flavor with plum accents. Bread toast present. Medium body with a coffee finish. Not very sweet, no candi at all, probably overly toasty for the style. A very American take on a Belgian style ale, but delightfully so.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlbeer (775) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Tap. Dark brown pour. Smells of wheat, roasted malt and slight chocolate. Tastes like a wheat beer mixed with stout. Very interesting and very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10585) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Bottle shared by b3shine. Poured a dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted chocolate, caramel and vanilla wood alcohol aroma. Medium to heavy sweet roasted malt flavor with a medium to heavy sweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a solid beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (2625) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Bomber from Market Square. Black pour with a finger or so tan head and good retention. Aroma is molasses, chocolate, dark fruit, belgian spices. Tastes are malty, lots of wood, little bourbon, raisins, chocolate, yeasty, charred. Spicy finish. Nice sharp thin to medium texture. Interesting sipper.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6072) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle at Paul’s tasting. Pours deep brown with a beige head. Roasted malts, light woody and vanilla, and dark fruits. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tgncc (2776) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2013
The aroma is chocolate, fruity, molasses, licorice. the appearance is deep black, tan head. The flavor is chocolate, sweet fruit, molasses. The finish is sweet, boozy, pine needles. Medium/thick in body. Nicely done. Hard to pick up any belgian yeast though.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6318) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2013
22oz bottle, from my local Kroger. Bottled in 2012. Dark clear brown color. Little brown head. Little lace. Bigger body, dry texture. Soft carbonation. Roasty spicy chocolatey flavor. Sweet taste. Some bitter, mostly just spicy. Not a huge fan of belgian-style stouts, but this one is alright. Hard for me to see why it’s necessary to spice up a stout, though. Initially it’s tasty, but quickly loses it’s luster, spice takes a toll. Good one to have shared 3 ways


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