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Nuttiest Professor | Avery Brewing Company

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4.16/5
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191 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American 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.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
58
Ratings:
191
pDev:
7.69%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
45
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 191 |  Reviews: 58
Photo of Prost76
4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CraftPicks
3.46/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Avery beers are always so hot. A year later and this beer can stand some age still. As this warms I get more peanut taste. Peanut aromatics are gone.

Really a 3.6875

VISUAL: Clear black color with no particulates, a small amount of brown foam, and no lacing.

AROMA: Chocolate and sweet aromatics and whiskey with other alcoholic notes.

TASTE: Definite lingering sweetness and mildly sweet.

MOUTHFEEL: Medium body, a little carbonation, and alcohol.

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Photo of StraightNoChaser
4.71/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

look: Deep dark imp stout depth, sparse cola highlights when held to light. Almost no head on the pour and that recedes quickly. No lacing but an oily sheen coats the glass.
smell: rich, decadent and unique. Peanuts in rich molasses espresso.
taste: much like the nose. Rich decadent and perfectly crafted.

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Photo of Shmizzen
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BurtStL6
4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Super nutty, very enjoyable, classic Avery

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Photo of archero
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Keepnitrl
3.38/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottled 6/19/17 and only 1680 cases.

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Photo of antman27
4.7/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Psilo
3.82/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottled June 2017, opens with a hiss. Pours black with dark brown highlights, more sediment in the bottle than expected. Very fizzy. Head is gone as soon as the glass is righted on the countertop.

Smells of dark chocolate and fusel booze, leaning almost nail polish. I'm sensitive to the gassy smell of alcohol, so I feel a bit bad about rating the smell.

Tastes much better. Dark chocolate fudge, bourbon, and a nutty flavor on the back. Tannic with lingering bitterness that reminds you it's a beer and not a chocolate liqueur. 

Smooth, creamy and rich, which takes me by surprise given the fizzy-ness. The sweetness gets to me by the end of the glass. The peanut(butter) stouts I've tried haven't captured the PB taste enough for me, and this one is no exception. Maybe it's an extra-difficult flavor to capture.

Overall I wouldn't spend the price to buy it again, but it was tasty while it lasted.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.52/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Woody oak, bourbon booze, rich dark raisiny chocolate notes with a hint of peanut at the end

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Photo of socon67
3.79/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gambyt20
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beergoot
3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Opaque brownish-black body; very fizzy, very little head. Heavy nutty and roasted grain aroma; cocoa nibs; coffee grounds. Roasted peanut flavor; boozy but tempered with a dark malt sweetness; some acrid bitterness; woody with a whiskey hint. Heavy body, perhaps with a little watery dilution; warm with an alcohol edge.

Like many an Avery barrel-aged product, this one is loud and nearly in your face with sensory impressions. Overall, it's not bad, but not one of their best offerings along this line. Worth a try if your adventurous enough...

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Photo of acurtis
3.17/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rimbimhoot
3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
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 +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Treyliff
3.95/5  rDev -5%
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 -2.6%
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 -4.6%
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 -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beginner2
4.41/5  rDev +6%
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 +2.2%
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 -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Nuttiest Professor from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 191 ratings