Hazel's Nuts
Odd Side Ales

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Odd Side Ales
Michigan, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #342
Ranked #780
4.36 | pDev: 7.11%
Aug 01, 2023
Jul 21, 2015
Formerly known as Ahh Nuts! when released as a draft only offering.
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Rated: 4.5 by freewill35 from Indiana

Aug 01, 2023
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

4.24/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12oz bottle at share, 2016 vintage. Dark brown opaque pour, thin beige head. Hazelnuts hit the nose right from the start, nutty, sweet, chocolate. Taste is sweet and sticky, hazelnuts galore and finally some boozy bourbon notes. Held up in the cellar very well.
Jul 01, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by Dovers from Wisconsin

Dec 17, 2022
Rated: 4 by archero from Texas

Mar 17, 2022
Rated: 3.37 by stephenlee93 from England

Feb 20, 2022
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Reviewed by Tilley4 from Tennessee

4.89/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
This is a banger of a beer...am an absolute banger...

Loaded with hazelnuts and dark roasted malts, this is like drinking a melted Nutella milkshake...with a dose of booze...

Terrific flavors and such a rich creamy palate to the beer... nothing fake or phony here...it feels and tastes authentic from the start...

I don't get any of the 12% here...or at least not much...maybe a mere hint... its smooth and delicious...

New to my area and I'm going to be grabbing more of this for sure...
Jan 17, 2022
Rated: 4.3 by Giggy from Michigan

Jan 14, 2022
Rated: 4 by BigIronH from Michigan

Jan 12, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by foundersasap from Michigan

Dec 31, 2021
Rated: 4.53 by Mxsluis from Michigan

Nov 06, 2021
Rated: 3.56 by mcbraxt from Michigan

Oct 29, 2021
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Reviewed by NCSapiens from Indiana

4.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
First pint out of a new keg poured into a snifter.

Look: Near black color with ample mocha foam with excellent retention.

Aroma: Powerful aroma of hazelnut portends good things to come—probably the strongest hazelnut aroma I have encountered in a beer.

Taste: The hazelnut hits the tastebuds up front, and is followed by maple, coffee, a hint of roasted chocolate malt, and a noticeable but somewhat subdued bourbon barrel. Exquisite, long lasting finish combines all the elements together.

Feel: Soft and pillowy, light and creamy mouthfeel for a stout.

Overall: Very well-crafted, as usual, for an Odd Side Ale product. Unlike some of their other offerings that are too cerebral, on this one the elements come together in harmony to create a great tasting beer that is addictive and good for drinking over and over.
Sep 05, 2021
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

4.27/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Black in color with no light penetration. There’s a quarter inch of densely packed brown on top. Moderate lacing on the glass. The aroma is of hazelnut, coffee, and dark chocolate. I’m tasting hazelnut, coffee, and dark chocolate. The mouth is thick and yet silky smooth.
Sep 04, 2021
Rated: 5 by mjvlasic from Michigan

Jun 30, 2021
Rated: 4.4 by Metalgod666 from Michigan

May 11, 2021
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Reviewed by GoBearsWalter34 from Illinois

4.63/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
L- Black, with a thin, tan head.
S- Caramel, roasty nuts, chocolate malts, warm pancakes. Slight barrel notes in the nose.
T- Sweet caramel, hazel nuts, maple, coffee, baker's chocolate, maple pancakes and slight barrel notes and maple on the back side.
M- slick and oily and easy to drink.
O- A wonderful, sweeter BBA Stout that can be dangerous.
Apr 25, 2021
Rated: 4.12 by goleeoh from Michigan

Mar 08, 2021
Rated: 4.09 by EdFed from Illinois

Jan 11, 2021
Rated: 4.63 by dielzubro from Texas

Dec 22, 2020
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Reviewed by sulldaddy from Connecticut

4.47/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Sampling a 12 oz can at cellar temp and poured into a snifter.
The beer is part of the swap with @Whyteboar. Thanks!
The beer pours a dark coffee brown color with a creamy tan head of about 1.5 cm. The foam is dense and fades slowly to a clingy edge layer and one large island in the center of my glass. Some scattered lacing shows on the side of the glass after each sip that I take.
The aroma is rich and malty with dark chocolate and hints of coffee, but peanut husk and peanut butter are dominant. Not really hazelnutty, which I perceive to be sweeter than peanuts. I dont get any hop character on the nose and the booze is well hidden as well.
First sip reveals a medium body with fine and gentle carbonation and a very smooth texture, making the beer very easy to drink per the physical traits. Slightly dangerous for a 12% imperial stout
Flavor is what I expect after the nose on this brew. Some sweet caramel and dark chocolate and then some peanut and here I do get the sweeter hazelnut flavor. I enjoy hazelnut in my beer, and am glad it shows here and isnt as peanuty as the nose is.
No hint of hops here and the ABV is again pretty well hidden with only a little warmth on the swallow. The flavors and physical traits make me drink this beer faster than I should and I really enjoy this beer. Im glad to have had a chance to try it and would recommend it to folks that like big malty stouts and any sort of nut adjunct in their beer.
Dec 06, 2020
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