Nutulhu
Goose Island Beer Co.

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From:
Goose Island Beer Co.
 
Illinois, United States
Style:
American Imperial Stout
ABV:
11%
Score:
100
Avg:
4.68 | pDev: 6.2%
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
227
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jan 04, 2019
Added:
Mar 30, 2014
Wants:
  447
Gots:
  31
SCORE
100
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Notes: Imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels and finished with toasted hazelnuts and vanilla beans.
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Rated: 4.21 by eppie82 from Illinois

Jan 04, 2019
 
Rated: 4.65 by Richter525 from Michigan

Dec 26, 2018
 
Rated: 4.76 by Stefko from Ohio

Jan 31, 2017
 
Rated: 4.73 by Fireman_RK from North Carolina

Oct 23, 2016
 
Rated: 4.75 by Narthax from Texas

Oct 10, 2016
 
Rated: 4.45 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Sep 04, 2016
 
Rated: 4.72 by loganburgh from Michigan

Jul 30, 2016
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Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

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.
Jul 27, 2016
 
Rated: 4.35 by GMorgan from Illinois

Jul 26, 2016
 
Rated: 4.76 by lanciloti from Illinois

Jul 26, 2016
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Rated by elkinbrown from Tennessee

4.69/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Hype.
Jul 26, 2016
 
Rated: 4.83 by JBreits83 from Illinois

Jul 25, 2016
 
Rated: 4.81 by BecauseWhalezbro from Colorado

Jul 25, 2016
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Reviewed by Mar02x from Netherlands

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.
Jul 24, 2016
 
Rated: 4.89 by KidSalami from Illinois

May 25, 2016
 
Rated: 4.31 by sandlansd from Pennsylvania

Mar 30, 2016
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Reviewed by winningwes91 from North Carolina

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.
Mar 13, 2016
 
Rated: 4.69 by moarmare from Missouri

Mar 09, 2016
 
Rated: 4.88 by ScottP from New Hampshire

Mar 06, 2016
 
Rated: 4.92 by Prost76 from New Hampshire

Mar 06, 2016
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Reviewed by themaj from Illinois

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.
Feb 27, 2016
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Reviewed by ChicagoJ from Illinois

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!!!!
Feb 22, 2016
 
Rated: 5 by ZombieHead from Illinois

Feb 19, 2016
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Reviewed by bowzer4birdie from Illinois

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.
Feb 17, 2016
 
Rated: 4.37 by tim007007 from Illinois

Feb 15, 2016
 
Rated: 4.9 by controlfate from Illinois

Feb 15, 2016
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Reviewed by Kurmaraja from California

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.
Feb 15, 2016
 
Rated: 4.46 by Chris-1911 from Illinois

Feb 14, 2016
 
Rated: 4.9 by ItsYourBoyBlue from Washington

Jan 31, 2016
 
Rated: 5 by Btip1969 from Oregon

Jan 31, 2016
 
Rated: 4.68 by SimcoeKid from California

Jan 24, 2016
 
Rated: 4.59 by StoutSnob40 from California

Jan 24, 2016
 
Rated: 4.96 by HaveUSeenMyCellar from California

Jan 09, 2016
 
Rated: 4.6 by Marco_Gtz from California

Jan 08, 2016
 
Rated: 4.42 by craftsb41 from Iowa

Dec 14, 2015
 
Rated: 4.63 by eawolff99 from Minnesota

Dec 13, 2015
 
Rated: 4.71 by brewskis from Indiana

Nov 15, 2015
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Reviewed by The_Beer_Shark from Illinois

4.99/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Looks like motor oil, smells of nutella, the taste matches the nose perfectly, and my favorite part was the mouthfeel. Smooth, warm, with a lot of viscosity. Wish I could get this beer again!
Oct 30, 2015
 
Rated: 4.85 by BG24 from California

Oct 12, 2015
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

4.16/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. The lip of the bottle cracked when we opened it, so we poured it through cheesecloth. Smells of bourbon and hazelnuts. Strong roasted malt and booze. Tastes sweet and bourbony up front. Nutty in the middle. Roasty and boozy in the finish. Heavy body. Medium carbonation. Really delicious.
Oct 06, 2015
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Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 246 ratings