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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471
Gots:
30
Trade:
2
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Photo of acurtis
4.08/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
4.74/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

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

Photo of SocalKicks
4.56/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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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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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4.3/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.44/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.86/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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

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

Photo of t2grogan
5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

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4.6/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Dicers
4.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.64/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

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4.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mrn1ceguy
4.53/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Once it warms up, the hazelnut comes on beautiful in the nose. The hazelnut on the taste is not quite as good, but the base comes through very good. The finish is very smooth. Not quite what i was expecting, but very good none the less.

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5/5  rDev +6.8%

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