Big Nutz - Kassik's Kenai Brew Stop
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3.96/5 rDev +5.3%
Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a dark mahogany brown with a half finger light tan head that dissipates slowly to a thin film. Aroma of sweet malted mik malt and nuts. Flavor follows with big sweet malt, very nutty with a slight hop bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied with a good mouth feel. A nice malty brown ale that is very similar in character to a doppelbock. Not quite as much hop presence as a typical American brown and a bit sweeter. I'm a fan of malt and don't mind a bit of sweetness, and this really hit the spot for me. If you like doppelbocks, you may want to give this one a spin. To its credit, I think this may be an old bottle; I found it by itself in a cooler and have not seen another bottle around, so it may be a year or more old. If so, it held up beautifully and I'll buy it again if I see it fresh.
02-24-2014 05:36:08 | More by LiquidAmber
3.48/5 rDev -7.4%
22oz bottle split between a pair of pint glasses. Poured moderately vigorously. Fridge temp. Bottle code is MFG03222013.
Pours surprisingly cloudy, with a medium pale head. Very brown, moderately dark. Smell is nutty, a little bit chocolatey, a little bit yeasty.
Taste is sweet, nutty, something oddly spicy about it, vague sourness which almost translates into bitterness. Alcohol might be the cause of this -- I think it's noticeable.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, slightly sticky, slightly slick feeling. Overall, it's not bad.
01-13-2014 00:41:17 | More by snaotheus
4.05/5 rDev +7.7%
Wonderful imperial brown. Lots of milk chocolate and nuttiness in both the nose and flavor. Moreso in the flavor. The flavor borders on richness. Brown colored and smooth medium body. Would have this again. Thanks Roberts for sharing this Alaskan treat!
09-08-2013 02:09:18 | More by jera1350
3.21/5 rDev -14.6%
Forgot where I got bottle. Poured at a good temperature, with a fizzy, tan head that immediately settle to a small island and no lace. Color is a clear mahogany. Aroma is malt and fruit, a bit of molasses. Flavor's like nose; malt/fruit sweetness stands out, backed by a slightly sharp carbonic tang and finished with a bit of roast. Body is ok, but carbonation is a tad coarse. Finish again, has just about the only hint of being true to Nut Brown, does have some alcohol warmth and is of average length. Ok beer.
07-26-2013 02:20:16 | More by drpimento
4.04/5 rDev +7.4%
Appearance is clear, glowing brown with a small off-white collar leaving very light foamy lace.
Smell is richly nutty, as advertised, with no questions! Malty and sweet.
Taste is nutty, rich, but not heavy. Almond like sweetness, but not too cloying. A little root-beer snow cone. Drying, clean alcoholic character.
Mouthfeel is sticky, medium bodied.
Drinkability isn't too bad. I confess to a negative bias towards sweet, malty brews. The first few sips are good, and then it gets fatiguing. I'm a little fatigued, but this was more intriguing to me than usual.
06-02-2013 05:28:03 | More by ccrida
3.88/5 rDev +3.2%
22oz bomber pours a chocolate brown with about two fingers of foam. Not too much lacing. Some ruby highlights on the edges of the glass. Bottle dated 12-12-2011.
Smell consists of roasted nuts, peanut shells, an abundance of malt, caramel, and some light hops.
Taste is similar to the nose with roasted nuts, caramel, a hint of chocolate. All on a rich malt backbone. Finishes with a hint of fruit such as pear and fig or raison. Slight bitterness at the very end.
Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with just the right amount of carbonation.
Overall, enjoyed this one paired with some smoked gouda cheese. A nice rich malty imperial brown ale with a mix of flavors that keeps things interesting. Note: I am not sure what the availability of this beer is. If it's not a winter brew, please submit an update.
02-05-2012 04:52:24 | More by JohnnyP3
Big Nutz from Kassik's Kenai Brew Stop
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