RATINGS: 225   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 46   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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.
This relatively new sub-style combines Belgian, American and English influences to create a beer whose total is more than equal to the sum of its parts. Heres how Zinneke breaks down and adds back up. Start with a strong stout. This is the Big Beer Series after all then Belgianize it by altering the grain bill and fermenting the wort with a Trappist yeast strain. We backed off the heavy caramel and roasted malts to create a more complimentary flavor profile for the yeast, which contributes fruity esters and a light body. These parts combine to create a beer with dark color and light body with prevalent flavors of dark fruits, vanilla and toffee, while subtle chocolate flavors appear in the finish.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (3421) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Probably should be listed as a foreign stout. A very belgian yeasty stout with fruityness, candy sugar and spices that dominate the base stout a lot. Decent but not my favorite style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (5876) - Arizona, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Pretty oxidized, flat, but that might be my fault, good roast malts which is a good sign

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimsRatings (421) - - JUL 22, 2013
From 22oz bottle. Nice mild aroma with definite hints of bourbon. Dark brown with tan head. Fresh taste with plenty of pop - more highly carbonated than most stouts. Cocoa flavors come out as beer warms up. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
boomlvzbeer (1) - Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 21, 2013 does not count
Not the biggest stout fan. But this was incredible! Very nice scent, Carmel, chocolate, vanilla, with the barrel. Flavor has all of the scents above but finishes with a very distinctive coffee taste. De freaking lish!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (13300) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Bomber from Beer Run. Pours a clear very dark brown color with a large creamy tan head. Fair head retention. Aroma of big cocoa notes, moderately strong bourbon and mild roast. The taste is nutty, cocoa, bourbon, banana, dark fruits. Medium bodied, quite delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
conway (2210) - - JUL 16, 2013
Bottle. Black with a tan head. Nose is chocolate and roasted malt. Taste opens with strong bourbon notes, supplemented by chocolate and roasted malt. Prominent yeast profile. Mouthfeel is medium with a little carb. Solid if unspectacular. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (2977) - Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Black pour minimal head. Aroma of whiskey, black licorice. Doesnt really taste or feel like a stout, a little thin, and probably too light on the dark malts. This is at the low end for a bourbon stout, but still worth trying if you are in the mood for a bba stout and cant find one of the better ones.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (8735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2013
[5175-20130328] 1pt5floz bottle. Smoked soya vanilla wood aroma. Brown black body with a quick foamy light brown head. Burnt sweet woody flavour has a lingering light bitterness. Full body. Tasty. (7/3/8/4/16) 3.8
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2646) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2013
a little bit of grit adds deimension to this full of cocoa brew with some malt and an almost indescernable amount of whiskey. full banana flavor the brew seems yeasty. good body good flavor good alcohol with just a bit of rum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Bomber. Pours out a black color with a tan head on it. Smell is roasted malts, chocolates, coffee, some hops... Taste is lively with CO2, somewhat bitter, pretty much too much carbonation for my likes. It is not a terrible beer, but I have only bought one of these.

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