Nut Smasher | Willoughby Brewing

Nut SmasherNut Smasher
BA SCORE
95.9%
Liked This Beer
4.44 w/ 345 ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Willoughby Brewing
Ohio, United States
willoughbybrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by riemster on 12-17-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#304
Reviews:
68
Ratings:
345
Liked:
331
Avg:
4.44/5
pDev:
7.88%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
229
Gots:
44
Trade:
4
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 345 |  Reviews: 68
Reviews by ChrisMon02:
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4.85/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

12oz pour into a snifter glass at Fathead's production house for beer week. Have heard about this beer for some time now so I am looking forward to trying this.

L-beautiful looking dark color with a frothy tan head.

S-awesome smelling brew with milk chocolate, coffee and peanut butter melding harmoniously resulting in a mouth watering aroma. Fantastic.

T-WOW, very impressed. Luscious and decadent. The taste matches the smell to a T. Bold and delicious. Love the salty peanut butter finish which balances the beer perfectly. No alcohol detected. Flavors intensify as the beer warms.

M-super creamy with soft carbonation. Goes down easy. Love that this feels thick but has a medium body.

O-My favorite beer I had for beer week and I have tried many. Definitely lived up to the rating. It was a treat and I am estatic that I got an opportunity to try it. Highly recommended.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of maximum12
4.63/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

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Photo of ClePaul
4.75/5  rDev +7%
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~

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Photo of buschbeer
4.46/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.32/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

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Photo of DanGeo
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tectactoe
4.67/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BazingaTimis
4/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(poured from a crowler into a bowl)
A: Motor oil black; quite viscous; would have preferred smaller, packed bubbles, but OK.
N: Large chocolate, PB, and chocolate on the nose. Think PBCP x 2--intense up close, decent pushed back.
T: Flavors mimic PBCP, but with more intensity; almost no detection of the increased ABV; very smooth.
M: Not as thick on the tongue as I would have liked; coating, but only barely.
O: A nicely done brew, but more work on the head / head retention and more viscosity will make this killer. Also, barrel age it.

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Photo of SkiBum22
4.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lateralundertow
4.1/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jpinoniemi
5/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of StoutFox
3.79/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Prospero
4.27/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OompaMentor
4.66/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle poured into snifter; dark black with little head. Chocolate, peanut butter and malts excite the nose. The taste is coffee, peanut butter in front and the malts chocolate on the back; its balanced and delicious. Silky finish---Prost!!

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Photo of buyyourfreedom
4.16/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of boogerisu
4.33/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.32/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jminch
4.72/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zonian1
4.41/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oakpointballer
4.75/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Shawner
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brians52
5/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Nut Smasher from Willoughby Brewing
Beer rating: 95.9% out of 100 with 345 ratings
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