Nuttiest Professor | Avery Brewing Company

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4.17/5
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170 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
averybrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 15.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Peanut Stout. ​This creamy and colossal peanut stout is nuts. But, our resident archaeologist, historian, brewer, and professor...he's really nuts. Mad peanut science.

Added by superspak on 05-07-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,271
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
170
pDev:
7.43%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
44
Trade:
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Ratings: 170 |  Reviews: 51
Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.84/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beginner2
4.41/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Like nothing else in this world.
(Well, maybe I exaggerate... but I am totally stumped as to how so much can be going on in one beer and still be a synthesized whole. )

But, The Nuttiest Professor seems to have figured this out. (Bravo for the egg-heads.)
I've seen before stouts Look this good and have this dark a head. And I may have Smelled a handful of barrel-aged stouts who astonish me with this much complexity. But, I do not recall Tasting a stout this complex that also is this integrated. Others may parse the flavors they taste, but I'm enjoying the Big Picture. As for Feel, soft, smooth, viscous and smooth again.

Could I have this again? Absolutely. But, I am humbled by the Nuttiest Professor... and I will share.

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Photo of pathman
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2/9/18 bottle

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Photo of jschott75
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fosters9
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.05/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Received from @Dragginballs76 in NBS BIF #6 – Thanks Michael!
12 ozer bottled Jun 19, 2017 (Marked on the label and on the bottle shoulder), stored at 42 degrees and served at 57 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Appearance – 3.
Body – Dark brown, opaque, aggressive effervescence. Light passing through the meniscus shows it to be brown.
Head – None. It disappears as past as it appears. There is a constant attempt to form a ring by effervescence, but to no avail.
Lacing – None.
Pour – Brown, clear.
Aroma – 3 - Weak odor of rancid peanut butter.
Flavor – 3 - Wow! Definitely alcohol forward! Followed by alcohol mid-palate, and ending with an alcohol nasal burn. After four or five additional (And smaller) swallows, my alcohol receptors have overloaded and some more subtle flavors sneak it – a bit of peanut in the aftertaste and some vanillin from the barrel. There is also some fleeting char, but that’s just as likely from my burning oral epithelial cells as from the barrel. No malt, no hops, no bourbon, no diacetyl.
Palate – 3.5 - Medium, thin and watery, more fizzy than lively.
Impression and summation – 3 - Appearance is consistent with high ABV barrel-aged brews and the aroma is faint enough to not be off-putting. The up-front alcohol slam was totally unexpected but after the initial shock, smaller swallows ameliorated it. Unfortunately, any other tastes were more tertiary than secondary and could not adequately offset the pejorative effects of the initial alcohol attack. Half an hour into the glass, the fizziness has gone and the palate has improved, becoming more chewable as I would expect from a double/imperial stout. Kudos to Avery for marking the bottled date on both the shoulder and the label!

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Photo of artdob
3.84/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a rich dark oily black. Had been in the fridge about 30 minutes prior. No head or lace, zippo. Getting almost nothing on the nose, perhaps due to chilling it a bit. Slight sweet scents, but very mild. Comes to life in a big way upon taste. Vibrant and bold. Sweet and substantial. Peanuts, molasses, bosco, chocolate nut brownies. A spot of carbonation as it enters the mouth. Sweetness holds up, fades in a bit to a slight bitterness. Desert in a glass.

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Photo of chitownfanatic21
4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hendry
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
4.71/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Taste: Sweet, intense, complex, roasted peanuts, dark malts, dark chocolate, oak barrels, boozy, vanilla smooth. Same with the nose. Black, opaque, no head but viscous on glass. Full not heavy body. Big warming tasty finish. 60 IBUs

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Photo of RAlmeida77
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tmohn
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No head

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Photo of ADTaber
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bluejacket74
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle, bottled JUN 19 2017. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch tan head that fizzled away really quickly. Not much lacing, either. Aroma is nice, it smells mostly like peanuts/peanut butter, along with chocolate, roasted malt, bourbon, vanilla, and a bit of coffee. I think the taste is similar to the aroma, with peanut/peanut butter, chocolate, bourbon, molasses, coffee, roasted malt and caramel flavors. Mouthfeel/body is full, it's slick and smooth with a moderate amount of carbonation. The 15.2% ABV is well hidden here, I really thought this was going to be boozier (although I'm sure it will catch up to me later). Overall I thought it was a good brew, glad I picked this up when I did! $13.99 a bottle.

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Photo of Tim725
4.32/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ADG2995
4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BAsbill
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerDawgs
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A 12oz bottle with a bottled on date of 6.19.17. 1680 cases

L - Pitch black with no head or lacing

S - Bourbon, peanuts, chocolate

T - Like the smell - chocolate, peanuts, bourbon in that order. Very sweet.

F - Very thin, low carbonation

O - Good, but fairly thin in body and taste

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Photo of jag5859
2.98/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Too thin, no head, watery. Not good, especially for the high ABV and price. I miss you Mephistopheles.

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Photo of CHickman
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

No.45 in the barrel series, bottled June 19, 2017: pours pitch black color with a 1 finger tan head that dissipated so quickly that so quickly I barely got to see the brown head form before it faded and was gone. Fastest Avery Barrel-Aged Series head drop yet.

Nose has everything advertised on the bottle: peanuts, bourbon, barrel accents like oak and vanilla, roasted nuts, and then it brought in burnt coffee grinds, molasses, soy sauce, cocoa powder, Hershey's chocolate syrup and bittersweet chocolate. It's on the border of cloyingly sweet smelling, but the bourbon influence keeps it in check and very complex.

Taste is just what I hoped for when I bought this bottle: bourbon, barrel accents like oak, vanilla and/or vanilla beans, charred wood, peanuts, roasted nuts, dark chocolate, burnt coffee grinds, molasses, soy sauce, cocoa powder, Hershey's chocolate syrup, toffee, brown sugar, bittersweet bakers chocolate, ashy notes and faint toasted coconut. This flavor has strong bourbon blended with burnt campfire marshmallows, cocoa powder, vanilla and trailing peanuts. It seems sweet until the bourbon jumps ahead of the sweetness and levels it out. The 15.2% ABV is always present but never a booze distraction, as this somehow seems balanced with a little bitterness and the nutty contrasting sweetness.

It's a little thin for an imperial stout, but it's so smooth and easy to drink that to me that aspect made up for the thin overall mouthfeel. I love the way this fades with bourbon, then dark chocolate, and then finally the peanut flavors. A damn fine slow sipper which may be too sweet for some people, but I am a huge peanut and peanut butter lover so this took two of my favorite things in life and blended them together. Worth trying as this is a craft beer gem.

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Photo of vabeerguy
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thoglund
3.94/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vidblain
3.65/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nuttiest Professor has what is likely one of the most unpleasantly lingering tastes I've had recently. While there are peanuts, chocolate, and bourbon to the taste, the salty peanut taste has a strange tang to is that just does not leave your mouth. I found it to be quite unpleasant.

Being a self-professed lover of all things peanuts, this really disappointed me. I'll take a Tweak or a Uncle Jacob's any day - pass on the Nuttiest.

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Nuttiest Professor from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 170 ratings