Throwback Fat Alberta Imperial Stout | Throwback Brewery

Throwback Fat Alberta Imperial StoutThrowback Fat Alberta Imperial Stout
BA SCORE
3.76/5
90 Ratings
Throwback Fat Alberta Imperial StoutThrowback Fat Alberta Imperial Stout
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
Ranking:
#21,602
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
90
pDev:
18.09%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
18
Trade:
1
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 90 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of t0rin0
2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jlindros
3.34/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had a SMBDC Stout tasting thanks to Amy and Michael, but don't remember who brought this one.

No head, dark murky brown water colored.

nose peanut butter galore, salty peanuts, light chocolate, hint of brown malts.

Taste is more peanuts, peanut butter, light cocoa, sweet almost jelly like fruit, some bitterness, nutty malts, chewy but light creamy, earthy chewy hops, light caramel, hint of jelly fruit which may just be in my mind but I can't tell, and a little oily.

Mouth is med to a bit bigger bodied, decent carb, little oily.

Overall meh, way too big on peanuts that overpower everything, not sure on the jelly fruit but it could be there, just a hint of malts overall.

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Photo of duceswild
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mdaschaf
3.47/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to johnnnnie for this one!

A: Pours a very dark brown, almost black with a very fizzy tan head that reduces rather quickly. Minimal lacing.

S: Fantastic, just as advertised. Lots of peanuts and peanut butter with a little bit of chocolate and roasted malt mixed int.

T: The peanuts show up right away, but the rest of the flavor profile is a bit messy, some roasted malt and a very little bit of chocolate. The flavor is actually gone rather quickly with very little aftertaste. As others have mentioned, don't really see the IBUs.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A little cloying.

O: The smells is great, but the flavor profile comes off a bit muddled and confusing. Would think that it would be nice off nitro.

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Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of mdfb79
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of johnnnniee
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I cracked this bottle tonight with a couple of friends.
Pours a pretty solid dark brown/Black color with a decent tan head that shows moderate retention and minimal lace. Smells like lots of peanuts and peanut butter right after the cap is popped. Some chocolate, hints of caramel and roast round out the aroma. Taste is again peanut butter and chocolate right up front. Burnt coffee, caramel, with hints of alcohol and dark sugar round out the flavor profile. This one claims 70+ Ibu's but I can't find much of that under all these layers. Medium to thick body, light to moderate level of carbonation with a thick sweet almost acridic mouthfeel. This is an interesting beer and it certainly gets points for being different. It is also quite tasty. I would have liked it a bit thicker in body and a bit less harsh with the roasted bitterness. I would drink it again if given the opportunity.

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Photo of chippo33
4.23/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of imbibehour
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a large snifter glass.

Faint tan topped head, slightly taller than a finger, but with good retention. Does dissolve though to the top of the beer and leaves quite a big bubbled collar. Weeping legs, spotted lacing, sitting on top of a dark brown walnut body.

For a peanut butter brewed stout which has been the thing of the day these days… The aroma goes more for a nice fruity and complimentary ester. Grape jam and peanut making for a sandwich quality. Hints of light roast complimenting things out as well. Nice and balanced, but also nicely played on the aroma without going to extremes. Chocolate angle though is quite indistinct if non existent.

Palate brings a much different animal. Sweet grape and raspberry like flavors with a nice cheap box of chocolate quality. Not quite silky feel on them mouth, but some faint jammy quality expressing itself.

I like this, but it's very different and not a big peanut butter chocolate quality. If anything it has great fruity like character and faint nut that makes it quite unique. Nice experiment.

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Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a tumbler pint, the beer is jet black, with a thin, quarter inch, light brown colored head. Aromas are very rich, and roll right off the beer and out of the glass. Heavy nose of peanuts, with a creamy character to it, and a strong, subtle coffee background. Smells pretty tasty. The flavors are very well blended, and not nearly as bitter as I was expecting. The peanut flavors become creamy and sweet, and the cocoa nib gives a slightly bitter balance, as does the roasted coffee flavors. Tastes like a Nutter Butter dunked in a cup of coffee that has been sitting on the counter all day. Good, sweet blast to a more subtle, stale bitterness. The beer is midbodied, with an overall dry feel, which works well with the flavor profile to avoid being cloying or overpowering. The aftertaste is more of the coffee bitter, with a touch of chocolate, and it remains strong and rich. The finish leaves a bit of the peanut flavors behind, as well as a slightly sugary profile. Decent beer, and very interesting flavor profile. Tasty.

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Photo of Rochefort10nh
3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of Davepoolesque
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Kelp
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of jdhilt
3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a one-finger brown head that vanishes leaving no lace. Black color, no highlights. Light-medium carbonation and heavy bodied. Chocolate nose and flavor is chocolate and peanut, almost a Reese's peanut butter cup. Smooth, higher ABV is hidden, label has it at 10%. Expensive at $15.00 for a 22oz bottle from Throwback Brewery North Hampton, NH.

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Photo of Jwale73
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz. bottle shared by EnronCFO. Pours one shade shy of black with a loose, quarter inch mocha-colored head that dissipates into a swirl and a slick. Nose expresses peanut butter, dark malts and a hint of oxidation. Taste is acidic, malty and oxidized. There is a definite dark fruit presence; however, the peanut butter disappears in the flavor profile. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body and slightly acidic. Carbonation level is even from start to finish. I think this brew might have been quite tasty fresh; however, I feel like there may be some infection present. Not something I would sit on if I were you.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.55/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This beer was a very dark brown color with no head.
Aroma of peanut butter and chocolate, mostly peanut.
It tasted like a Reese's cup.
It had a cloying sweetness to it.
Not a beer I'd want to drink again.

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Photo of trevorpost
3.87/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Satchboogie
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of HattedClassic
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of ElGallo
3.52/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kmlund
4/5  rDev +6.4%

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Throwback Fat Alberta Imperial Stout from Throwback Brewery
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 90 ratings
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