Nutulhu
Goose Island Beer Co.

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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
ABV:
11%
Score:
100
Avg:
4.72 | pDev: 6.14%
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
246
From:
Goose Island Beer Co.
 
Illinois, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  450
Gots
  31
SCORE
100
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Notes: Imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels and finished with toasted hazelnuts and vanilla beans.
Reviews: 19 | Ratings: 246 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Shawner:
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Shawner from Minnesota

5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Sep 04, 2015
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agwalters from Illinois

4.89/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Like drinking baby Jesus tears if baby Jesus were a living jar of Nutella.

Dec 18, 2014
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homebrew311 from Illinois

4.69/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Sampled many times at Stout Fest 2014. Review logged from notes. Apperance is thick, viscous, and black with no light passage and an ever so razor thin collar of head. The nose on this is amazing. What Grey Monday lacked in hazelnut character, this beer more than makes up for. The chocolate nutty quality that makes nutella like crack is almost perfectly captured in the aroma. Huge cocoa notes paired with dry roasty nut qualities, heavy hazelnut, and some creamy vanilla bourbon marshmallow coconut notes to support it. The flavor is a touch boozy like Cthulhu, this booziness is quickly masked by the decadent creamy chocolate and hazelnut notes that linger throughout. It is impressive how well the adjuncts are incorporated into this beer. Mouthfeel is big, not quite as much body as the BCS family, but every bit as much heat and then some. Overall, this beer needs to find its way into bottles. So tasty. I could only imagine the frenzy that would ensure on the trade forums if/when the brewpub bottles this.

Aug 07, 2014
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jegross2 from Illinois

4.29/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Reviewing the Nutulhu from the Goose Island Beer Company out of Chicago, Illinois. This beer is Cthulhu with toasted hazelnuts and vanilla beans.

Score: 94

Tap pour served in mini-nonic Stoutfest 2014 pint glass. Review is a hybrid of notes taken on 03/29/14 (Stoutfest) and 05/13/14 (Goose Island's 26th Anniversary Party). Review is from iPhone notes.

Appearance: Cola syrup color. Minimal head, no lacing. Oily legs, nice browning. 4/5

Smell: Hazelnut, syrup, peanut butter and chocolate. A hint of vanilla, ample fudginess as it warms. A kiss of alcohol, but no real bourbon character here. Lots of peanut butter and fudge and hazelnut. 4.25/5

Taste: Tastes like a hazelnut Reese's Peanut Buttercup. Fudgey chocolate, peanut butter and hazelnut, all in a big, lasting way. Faint booziness. No vanilla. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus bodied, low carbonation. Oily mouthfeel, dry finish. Sweet, but not cloying. A little boozy on the finish. 3.75/5

Overall: A really nice brew that could use a little more body. This is a hazelnut-infused Reese's Peanut Buttercup in a glass.

Cost: Unknown (both events had the pours included as part of the ticket price).

May 21, 2014
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Desp59 from Pennsylvania

3.46/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good flavor. Just not quite as good as I was hoping and I liked nooner 8 better.

May 28, 2015
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HOPSareKey from Illinois

5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

They hit their mark with this one. Literally, a coffee with hazelnut creamer and melted toasted marshmallow added.

Jan 03, 2015
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PHBoiler from Illinois

4.19/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep dark black but lacks the oily viscosity of big stouts. Does not coat the glass. Hints of nut character on the nose and in the finish. The bourbon is reserved in this. Solid dessert stout.

Aug 24, 2015
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cultclassic89 from Texas

4.28/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Feb 20, 2015
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mgr78704 from Texas

4.18/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Feb 28, 2015
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1jstafan from Indiana

4.5/5  rDev -4.7%

Dec 11, 2014
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lanciloti from Illinois

4.76/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Jul 26, 2016
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77apm from Illinois

5/5  rDev +5.9%

May 14, 2014
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CraigTravor from California

4.07/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Feb 25, 2015
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DangleBerries from Illinois

5/5  rDev +5.9%

May 06, 2014
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JMFP from Delaware

5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Aug 10, 2015
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Chitex78 from Illinois

4.99/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Jan 13, 2015
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delaced21 from Illinois

5/5  rDev +5.9%

Dec 10, 2014
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TomO23 from Illinois

4.65/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Apr 18, 2015
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winningwes91 from North Carolina

5/5  rDev +5.9%
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
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Cfeezy from New Jersey

5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Jan 23, 2015
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moneynoobject from Minnesota

4.4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mar 27, 2015
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dleiner from New York

4.75/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Dec 19, 2014
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kamikazeokami from Oregon

4.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

May 04, 2015
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AndyEdgar from Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Apr 27, 2015
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Boomer_Briggs from Illinois

4.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Jan 25, 2015
Nutulhu from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 246 ratings