gripweed57 (2460) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2017 Fatehunter (2567) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 20, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had this bottle poured at a restaurant, so the total lack of head may not have been the fault of the beer. It is jet black with the slightest dirty-white lace.
The smell is amazing: a little black licorice, lots of molasses and ending with a little smoke.
Great tasting too, following the smell: molasses, mild hop bite and more molasses.
It seemed crisper than normal for its style and lots of carbonation.
Overall it is a great stout, though the mouthfeel was off-style.
From old tasting notes. Opaque black color with a rocky tan head. Rich roasted malt aroma has chocolatey notes. Smoky malt flavor with hints of cocoa licorice and coffee. A real chewy mouthfeel.mlong roasty malt finish an a dose of spicy hops to boot. hauxe (757) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - JUL 20, 2017
Pours black from the can into the plastic cup. The thick, frothy head lingers for some time amid sticky lacing. Aroma is burnt toast, smokey, strong tobacco notes. Taste is bitter, lots of smoke. Finishes the same, but turns increasingly dry. Body is thick and the beer has a rich, creamy feel in the mouth. Overall quite good. chinchill (4993) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 12, 2017
On tap at the brewpub in Jackson WY.
Opaque black body with an excellent very durable tan head.
Aroma: light spicy hops, dark toast, licorice and alcohol esters.
Flavor: moderate strength and high bitterness for style.
Full body and medium carbonation. Quick3Beers (1232) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - APR 22, 2017
Pours a black with khaki colored head from a can. Served a little cold, not much aroma, flavor is a heavy roastiness, dark toasted whole grain bread, nice medicinal bitterness. Good beer. jeffman52 (16) - Georgia, USA - APR 7, 2017
I went Ski’ing a couple of weeks ago in Wyoming and thus I had to try the local beers. This was one that I really liked. Zonker Stout. Very popular in the region and I can see why. Good lacing, nice head that slowly disappears, not overpowering but very tasty, a solid stout. I had it my first day in Jackson Hole and had it every day while there. I also brought six back in my luggage to enjoy when I got home.
If you are in Wyoming, give this one a try!!!
SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2017
Pours pitch black with a large brown head. Smells roasty with hints of coffee. Taste is bitter, roast and coffee. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and average mouth-carbonation, Snake River Zonker Stout finishes with a lingering semisweet bitterness. Jow (3923) - New York, USA - JAN 6, 2017
Nice little can at home watching bat shit crazy new Nic Cage movie. Black pour not much head. Nose is roasted malts some earthy bitterness. Tastes of roasted malt, chalky, earth, coffee grind, so e grainy barley. Not sweet and fairly dry. Finhead (1761) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2016
Nearly black pour with a tan head. The aroma has roasted, dark chocolate and coffee with a faint touch of vanilla. It has creamy body with somewhat flat carbonation. The taste is dry roasted with sweet undertones.dough, smroush (279) - Michigan, USA - SEP 12, 2016
Aroma is first and foremost roasted coffee, with some chocolate also. The hops are prominent enough to provide some balance with a fairly generalized bitterness.
The color is black with a small to average light brown head.
This is a somewhat sweet beer which I think works well with the roasted coffee and chocolate. The bitterness is rather generalized (at least as far as I can tell) but is pronounced enough to nicely balance the malt.
The body is medium to full, a bit more on the full side. The texture is oily/creamy; the carbonation average and the finish is long with the roasted coffee, some caramel and chocolate and ending with the bitterness.
Overall I like this beer quite a bit. The sweetness works real well with the roasted coffee and chocolate and the bitterness provides a nice balance. zoucrew102 (1869) - - SEP 11, 2016
Can, thanks Russ! Rich, roasted barley aroma with notes of chocolate and coffee. Pours dark brown, almost black, with a large light brown head that has excellent retention but very little lacing. Starts with roasted barley dominating the palate with a little bit of chocolate sweetness. Finishes smooth, but a bit dry with roasted coffee overtaking the palate with a bit of the chocolate remaining. A lot of coffee on the finish, but still a very nice stout.