Throwback Fat Alberta Imperial Stout | Throwback Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Throwback Brewery
New Hampshire, United States
throwbackbrewery.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Fat Alberta is a flavorful, chocolate peanut butter imperial stout that will make your taste buds sing! Even if you think you don’t like stouts or dark beers, we bet that Fat Alberta will win you over with her rich, chocolate roasty flavors and her intoxicating peanut butter aroma & finish. It’s a dessert in itself!

For the foodies out there, there are a lot of creative ways to use this beer. Make an ice cream float. Add Alberta to your brownies. Make your own ice cream flavored with Alberta! Let us know what you come up with!

78 IBU

Added by Bierman9 on 08-10-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
90
Reviews:
26
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
18.48%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
18
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 90 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of NO_PEW
5/5  rDev +35.9%

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5/5  rDev +35.9%

Photo of drouss48
4.84/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Was lucky enough to get the last bottle at Berts. Poured into a tulip.

A- Rich dark brown, almost black. Beautiful brown head that dissipates quickly. Lacing is minimal.

S- Smells a bit more esthery than I expected, but when you get behind that initial booze smell it opens up to roasted peanuts, sweet cocoa nib, and malty goodness. The smell makes me think of the texture of of the peanut butter in a Recces Cup for some reason.

T- The roasted peanuts dominate, but not in an overpowering way. The toasted notes on the peanuts carry all the way from the front to back of the taste. They are mellowed, and complimented with the bitter sweetness of the nibs. This leaves the aftertaste of peanut butter...without being overtly peanut buttery. Its awesome!

M- The mouth feel is my favorite part of this beer. Its full, and complex, and as you drink it you can taste all the complexities of the beer as it moves from the front of your mouth all the way through the after taste. The after taste makes me feel as if I should have peanut skin stuck in my teeth.

I love this beer. I had been anticipating its release for sometime, and was not disappointed in the least. When I asked Bert what he thought he replied "have you ever had a Funny Bone?" That sums this beer up to me for some reason. However, I'd take Alberta over a Funny Bone every day of the week, and twice on Sunday.

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Photo of skinny_mcginley
4.58/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This tastes just like a liquid peanut butter cup. A lot of fresh roasted peanuts on the nose and in the taste. A little thin but still a really nice stout.

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Photo of nlfrenette
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of cfloyd
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of JasonHaviland
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow. This is a great beer. If you are looking for a rich, smooth, peanut butter beer stout, look no further. A little bottle age did wonders for this beer as it's smooth, complex and well integrated. I've had many stouts and for me, this is a stand-out and punches far above the current consensus rating.

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Photo of DonFrap
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of ILiveOffHops
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of jagainstworld
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of lou50rp
4.46/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very dark, almost black with tanhead. Little lacing.
Smells of chocolate and slight smell of peanuts.
Dark chocolate beginning with definite peanut butter at the end.
Mouthfeel is a little light for this type, but definitely not a deterrent.
Overall a very good twist on a RIS.

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Photo of dpgoblejr
4.45/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dated 12/10/2014. Pours blackish brown with no head, carbonation, or lacing. Smells of peanut butter. Tastes like sour chocolate peanut butter. Moderately thick and the 10% abv is hidden so sip. First Throwback beer and it was different but enjoyable to drink

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Photo of laurapompeo
4.4/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.4/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.28/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle. Peanut buttery with a soft creamy feel.

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Photo of VineyardBeer
4.28/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of resistdefy
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of dental
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mdfb79
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of chippo33
4.23/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gosox8787
4.12/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: Bomber bottle, one of two bottles I got at the release, poured into my Bruery tulip after being chilled.

Appearance: Pitch black in color with a nice, creamy two finger head. Recedes into a nice lacing.

Aroma: Peanut dust and shell are definitely dominant in the nose. A touch of alcohol presence that really wanes as it warms. The peanut notes really assert far more than the chocolate.

Taste: Peanut butter and peanut shells are definitely there. A touch of bitter cocoa nibs and chocolate malt and caramel. I really am starting to enjoy this more as it warms. Really smooth.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and full bodied, pretty spot on.

Overall, an interesting take on an imperial stout. Not sure if it comes together completely as I hoped, but I like it certainly. I definitely am looking forward to more new Throwback beers.

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Photo of skrewyou82
4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of smanson56
4.08/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kinsman
4.06/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fills the glass with an absolute pitch black stout body and a foamy but short-lived tan head.

Initial aroma provided strong chocolate and roasty notes but as those dispersed the peanut butter notes really started to come through. From this point forward it's almost all peanut with just a little room left for the cocoa.

I was a bit skeptical at first when buying this beer but am pleasantly to surprised to see it delivers on all accounts. Fearing that the peanut butter would be too strong, it's nice to have a strong roasted note to remind you this is a stout at heart. Cocoa nibs add their touch but aren't quite as sweet as expected and naturally pair well with the peanutty goodness.

Mouthfeel is thick but smooth and well rounded. Overall, this beer makes for a nice treat for dessert but it's boldness makes it a one and done kinda beer.

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Photo of ChrisL24481
4.04/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance - Thick black with a 1 inch soft/fluffy brown/cream colored head. The head disappears rather quickly and thins out to a thin outer ring around the glass.

Aroma - Smells of chocolate and peanut butter with a bit of roasted malts as well. Unable to detect any of the hop flavors that you make expect from a 78 IBU beer.

Taste - Peanuts up front followed by roasted chocolates. Slight bit of bitterness from the hops.

Mouthfeel - Thick and creamy to start. As the beer warms up, the body becomes a little bit thinner and feels smoother/silkier on the tongue. Tends to leave a sticky sensation around the month as well.

Overall - A good beer from a local brewery. Worth a try, but not a must have each year it is released.

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