Nuttiest Professor | Avery Brewing Company

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4.17/5
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175 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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
54
Ratings:
175
pDev:
7.43%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
44
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 175 |  Reviews: 54
Photo of Rimbimhoot
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Fudge, dark chocolate, alcohol, vanilla, light peanut butter, brown sugar, roasty, molasses, bourbon, dark fruit, light peanuts

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Photo of dannycohen62
4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Treyliff
3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a tulip

A- pours a deep brown color with a thin foamy khaki head that has short retention

S- roasted peanut aroma up front, along with cocoa, chocolate, caramel, barrel, big malty notes and a hit of booze

T- peanut is as prevalent in flavor, but there is a nutty roasted quality. In typical Avery fashion, it's big, boozy & malty sweet. Notes of cocoa, caramel, molasses & brown sugar. The finish is super sweet & boozy with just a hint of woody barrel closing it out

M- medium-heavy body with moderate carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel and a silky warming finish

O- the peanut flavor is there, but overpowered but the intense malty sweetness. Even in a 12oz bottle, this is one to share

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Photo of stortore
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into a snifter. Bottled 6/19/17, had 2/18/18.

Pours very dark, opaque and oily looking, only a quick attempt at a head, no lacing of any type. Aromas of lots of bourbon, cocoa, chocolate, caramel, some smoke, light peanuts- a little more as it warms, light molasses and oak, a hint of tobacco. The taste is far less expressive- bourbon, cocoa, caramel, chocolate, malt, light oak, a little salt. Ridiculously smooth for the ABV, a good full body, appropriately carbonated.

A very good BBA stout, but the headliner was mostly a ghost. The look and feel were not up to par for an Avery gold foil, either. Maybe my bottle was compromised, other reviews seem happier. Really, most of my negativity revolves around the high price point for what you get, and what you should expect.

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Photo of superspak
3.97/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 6/19/2017. Pours opaque dark brown/black color with small a foamy tan head with poor retention, that reduces to nothing pretty quickly. Zero lacing on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Good appearance. Aromas of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, peanuts, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, toffee, bourbon, toasted oak, and dark/brown bread; with lighter notes of coconut, molasses, licorice, raisin, prune, smoke, and roast/toast/oaky earthiness. Touch of booze on the nose as it warms, but not overwhelming. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malts, peanuts, and bourbon barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, peanuts, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, toffee, bourbon, toasted oak, and dark/brown bread; with lighter notes of coconut, molasses, licorice, raisin, prune, smoke, and roast/toast/oaky earthiness. Mild roast/char bitterness and bourbon/oak tannin spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, peanuts, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, toffee, bourbon, toasted oak, dark/brown bread, light smoke/licorice/dark fruit, and roast/toast/oaky earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, peanuts, and bourbon barrel flavors; with a nice roasted bitter/sweet and bourbon/oak spiciness balance; with zero cloying/acrid flavors after the finish. Touch of lingering bitter/tannin dryness. Light carbonation and very full body; with a very creamy/silky/slick and lightly syrupy/chalky/tannic mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is extremely well hidden; a lightly increasing warmth of 15.2%, with minimal barrel booziness after the finish. Overall this is an excellent barrel aged huge imperial stout. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, peanuts, and bourbon barrel flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the huge ABV. Was expecting more out of it; but the overall balance of rich malts, peanuts, and bourbon barrels is pretty much perfect. A very enjoyable offering.

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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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Nuttiest Professor from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 175 ratings