Nutulhu | Goose Island Beer Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
gooseisland.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels and finished with toasted hazelnuts and vanilla beans.

Added by Holland on 03-30-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
244
pDev:
6.2%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 244 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of Stefko
4.76/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Fireman_RK
4.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Narthax
4.75/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SadMachine
4.45/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of loganburgh
4.72/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mothman
4.76/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Clybourn. Heard this is the last keg in existence.

Black with little tan head.

Massive warming bourbon. So smooth. Molasses and caramel. The vanilla is nice. The hazelnut also adds a huge later. It is like bcs but more bourbon and more complex. Roasted malts in the finish. Oaky. Ends warming with more bourbon and a nice chocolate flavor.

Full bodied. The bourbon flavors in this are perfect. Simply amazing. So happy to have finally tried this.

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Photo of GMorgan
4.35/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lanciloti
4.76/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of elkinbrown
4.69/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Hype.

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Photo of JBreits83
4.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BecauseWhalezbro
4.81/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mar02x
4.8/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Like drinking Nutella bourbon stout, but that was the intention I believe. So well done and balanced. None of the flavors over powers the others. I like this one very much and I do wish they make more, much more.

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Photo of KidSalami
4.89/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sandlansd
4.31/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of winningwes91
5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Holy hazelnuts batman..this thing is the real deal..I can definitely see similarities between this and bourbon county. It's thick, sweet and delicious. A hazelnut, bourbon bomb.

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Photo of moarmare
4.69/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ScottP
4.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Prost76
4.92/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of themaj
4.9/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Smells unbelievable. Taste is still strong bourbon(even after a year in the bottle) hazelnuts, and vanilla. I'd like a touch more vanilla if being picky but overall a home run. Sad the brewpub will not be releasing anymore brews from there.

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Photo of dukeandduke
4.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Chicago 2/14/16 - ($8 5 oz. pour into snifter glass at Goose Island Clybourn Brew Pub). Pitch black pour, razor thin tan lacing and head. Powerful and rich bourbon, sweet chocolate and hazelnut aroma. Taste of bourbon dominant, pleasantly offset by hazelnut and vanilla. Extremely smooth and heavy texture, somewhat like light syrup. Very glad I made the trip to sample this great offering by Goose Island!!!!

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Photo of ZombieHead
5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of bowzer4birdie
5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this at Goose Island Clybourn during their scheduled tapping last Sunday evening. Seriously, it's like drinking Nutella from a glass. Am so glad I had a chance to try this one.

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Photo of tim007007
4.37/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of controlfate
4.9/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.03/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft at Goose Island Clybourn. Huge anticipation for this. The pour left a lot to be desired. No head, more dark brown than black, not much in the way of legs. Aroma had some density, more chocolatey than nutty but there is some nuttiness ... reminiscent more of almond extract with it's heavy vanilla and alcohol burn than authentic nuts. Still, not bad. The flavor is chocolate, more of that almond extract, and then a fusel alcohol closer. No depth to it, and not much bourbon presence behond the booze. It is a bit heavy due to the low carbonation and yet, thin and almost evaporating due to the booziness.

An ok beer, tasty, but incomplete. I can't imagine that it was once a grand creation though maybe bottles are different. Regardless, this keg on draft is nothing special.

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Nutulhu from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.68 out of 5 with 244 ratings