Nut Smasher
Willoughby Brewing

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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #77
ABV:
11%
Score:
98
Ranked #291
Avg:
4.47 | pDev: 7.83%
Reviews:
75
Ratings:
372
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Willoughby Brewing
 
Ohio, United States
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Notes: Nut Smasher is an Imperial Stout, brewed with inspiration from our award-winning Peanut Butter Cup Coffee Porter. Brewed with seven types of malts and infused with fresh-roasted coffee, chocolate and peanut butter, this brew offers an ebony pour with light brown head.
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Reviews by BartS:
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BartS from California

4.4/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jun 13, 2017
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maximum12 from Minnesota

4.63/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Thanks to fiver29, who seems to be personally affronted by all the beers on my wants list, & goes about knocking them off frequently. 22 oz. bomber split with my wife, who is eyeing the “peanut butter” on the label skeptically. Perhaps she won’t like it. What does PB not go with?

The pour is black & dark & foamy upon a rough pour. The smell coming off of it is akin to a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup inside out: massive peanut notes, which is what I look for & rarely find in a peanut butter beer. Can this loveliness possibly translate to the tongue?

Nut Smasher doesn’t disappoint. If you like organic peanut butter (read: real peanuts, which is what it actually tastes like, according to my disapproving children), this has echoes of that oil that forms on the top (which completely disgusts my kids). Huge peanut bite dominates. Only once it begins to warm do the other ingredients arrive via mid-palate cargo, the warm chocolate & roast that doesn’t quite lean into Starbucks. One of the two imparts a nice bitterness on the downside. Great in the mouth, & I can’t sip this. It begs to be shot out of a fire hose into my mouth hole.

You know when you first played Joust & were like “damn, I never played no video game like this before!” This is like that, y’know, without the weird flying griffins & lances & lost quarters. Glorious. And my wife just gave up, so now I’m drinking her portion. Extra life! Woohoo! This is a glorious beer that deserves a place among the elite.

Mar 20, 2015
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ClePaul from Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look 9/10
Smell 20/20
Taste 38/40
Feel 9/10
Drinkability 18/20

Overall 94/100

Summery: Huge waves of Coffee and Peanut Butter in aroma and flavor... Def wroth seeking if you enjoy those flavor profiles. Nice body and feel to match. The best beer from my home town without a doubt~

Jul 08, 2015
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buschbeer from Ohio

4.46/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22OZ bottle
Served in a Willoughby Brewing Company Nut Smasher snifter

This beer pours black and is topped with two inches of tan head that clings to the sides of the glass.

The smell is as advertised. I get chocolate, peanut butter, and coffee. The coffee smell has diminished since first having it in June at the release. The chocolate and peanut butter shine.

The coffee is more prevalent in the taste and the alcohol is not present like it was at the release. The chocolate and peanut butter are in the background more in the flavor as compared to the taste. I get some black coffee bitterness in the finish.

Full, thick mouthfeel

This is a delicious beer from a brewery that knows a little something about chocolate, peanut butter, and coffee beer. This tastes like an imperial version of the Peanut Butter Cup Coffee porter. I still like the Peanut Butter Cup Coffee porter a little better. The higher alcohol makes it .001% less drinkable.

Dec 27, 2015
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UCLABrewN84 from California

4.32/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Rado for sharing this one at Retsinis' tasting.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa powder, chocolate syrup, toasted nut, and coffee bean aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa powder, coffee bean, brewed coffee, and toasted nut flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with an awesome mix of cocoa, coffee, and peanut characteristics that come through slightly better in the taste.

Serving type: bottle.

Apr 20, 2015
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aasher from Indiana

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

Aug 08, 2019
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JohnnyMc from Ohio

5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a truly amazing beer! Many peanut butter beers out there, but this takes the cake!

A perfectly black body and dark brown head.

The aroma is sweet peanut butter, coffee, chocolate and roast.

The taste is a coffee bomb with nice notes of peanut butter (not just roasted peanuts), dark/milk chocolate and lots of roast on the back end.

Alcohol is very well hidden and it's full bodied with a super creamy mouthfeel.

Awesome beer! Doesn't get much better than this.

May 30, 2015
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BeerBucks from New York

4.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Oct 14, 2018
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chippo33 from Vermont

4.35/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Mar 19, 2015
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1levelabove247 from New Jersey

4.35/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jun 13, 2016
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tectactoe from Michigan

4.67/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Apr 01, 2015
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Kramerbarthomer from Colorado

4.61/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The mouthfeel on this beer was over the top. Thick, viscous and chewy. The peanut butter flavor was on point with a mild coffee flavor supporting it in the background. Fantastic.

Jun 10, 2017
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NHhomebrewguy from New Hampshire

4.58/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

May 01, 2016
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IPAchris from Pennsylvania

4.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Apr 07, 2015
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FreshZ from Missouri

4.49/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

May 03, 2017
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jschott75 from Illinois

4.24/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 05, 2017
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BeerOps from Illinois

4.35/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 14, 2016
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rcjennings from Ohio

4.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Jul 06, 2016
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josephwa from Minnesota

4.35/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 31, 2015
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Dave_Treat from Virginia

3.81/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Apr 05, 2016
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Dizzy242 from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 24, 2016
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mportnoy from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nov 12, 2015
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lupercmda from North Carolina

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

Jan 20, 2015
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hollywood_15063 from Pennsylvania

4.72/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Apr 07, 2015
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KVNBGRY from Florida

4.34/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Jul 16, 2015
Nut Smasher from Willoughby Brewing
Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 372 ratings