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
Ratings:
244
Reviews:
19
Avg:
4.68
pDev:
6.2%
 
 
Wants:
474
Gots:
30
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 244 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of Rhettroactive
3.15/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Meh. This is thin and flabby. Nose is unimpressive.

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Photo of Desp59
3.46/5  rDev -26.1%
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.

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Photo of thewimperoo
3.75/5  rDev -19.9%

Photo of Zuidman
3.9/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hopswap1
4/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of XmnwildX12
4/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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Photo of CraigTravor
4.07/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of siege06nd
4.07/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
4.08/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zaximus
4.15/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of Alieniloquium
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.

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Photo of GatorLCA
4.17/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mgr78704
4.18/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PHBoiler
4.19/5  rDev -10.5%
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.

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Photo of drewone
4.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Grfilwett
4.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of ottodyer
4.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Axnjxn
4.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lunarbrew
4.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of TheRealPour
4.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Sparky44
4.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of chippo33
4.26/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cultclassic89
4.28/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Nutulhu from Goose Island Beer Co.
4.68 out of 5 based on 244 ratings.
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