Fat Alberta | Throwback Brewery

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BA SCORE
3.78/5
Very Good
98 Ratings
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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): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Chocolate Peanut Butter Imperial Stout made with cocoa husks and peanuts

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
Ranking:
#22,194
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
98
pDev:
17.2%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
21
Trade:
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HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 98 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of NO_PEW
5/5  rDev +32.3%

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5/5  rDev +32.3%

Photo of drouss48
4.84/5  rDev +28%
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 +21.2%
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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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of JasonHaviland
4.5/5  rDev +19%
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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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of lou50rp
4.46/5  rDev +18%
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 +17.7%
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 +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.4/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nugget40
4.29/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.28/5  rDev +13.2%
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 +13.2%

Photo of resistdefy
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of dental
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mdfb79
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of rjp217
4.24/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chippo33
4.23/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Exeggutor
4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gosox8787
4.12/5  rDev +9%
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 +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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Fat Alberta from Throwback Brewery
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 98 ratings