Nuttiest Professor | Avery Brewing Company

Nuttiest ProfessorNuttiest Professor
BA SCORE
94.4%
Liked This Beer
4.23 w/ 108 ratings
Nuttiest ProfessorNuttiest Professor
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 15.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Stout aged in bourbon barrels with peanuts added.

Added by superspak on 05-07-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,093
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
108
Liked:
102
Avg:
4.23/5
pDev:
6.62%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
28
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 108 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of CraftFan5
3.94/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PittBeerGirl
4.46/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer is black as night.. opaque. No head

Nose is thick, robust, nutty. Peanuts, chocolate, oak, Bourbon, vanilla, sweetness.

Flavor is much like the nose. Lots of peanut and chocolate upfront. The finish is a little hot with bourbon. There are notes of oak and vanilla too.

Super thick, low carbonation, and halfway between creamy and boozy.

Overall this is a great imperial stout . Big, flavorful, thick, and boozy.

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Photo of ZEB89
4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CoreyC
4.36/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tvenne
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kevindp9
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hallertau
4.44/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Texasfan549
4.37/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of ledouge
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hypnotoad1
3.95/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Erik-P
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.44/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Imperial peanut butter stout aged in bourbon barrels. Poured from a bottle into a small MadTree snifter. Pours out thick and black with very little carbonation. The nose is subdued, but inviting. Moderate roast, dark bitter chocolate, lots of vanilla, toasted oak, heavy bourbon, and some peanuts.

Full body with a chewy feel and a rich bittersweet flavor. Tons of roasted malt, chocolate, and toffee up front, then the chocolate starts to take over at mid-palate until the bourbon arrives with a flourish. I get a little of the peanut flavor at mid-palate, but the flavor is so loaded with chocolate and bourbon that it has a difficult time showing through. Some definite alcohol burn on the finish and you are left with bittersweet chocolate, bourbon, and toffee lingering behind.

A terrific beer, but I don't get the peanuts much at all. Perhaps that's for the best, since many of the "peanut butter beers" I've tried have tasted like dirt. I find this beer to taste a lot like Uncle Jacob's Stout (which is not a bad thing). I will try to pick up another bottle to age. Perhaps some time in my cellar would smooth out some of the roast and alcohol and allow the peanut flavor to come through. Definitely recommended.

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Photo of dvmin98
4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of A_Rad
4.14/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.95/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a very dark mahogany brown, appearing opaque black in the glass with a thin brown head that dissipates immediately into a faint ring around the glass with no lacing. Aroma of sweet dark toasted malt, peanuts, cocoa and bourbon; a little boozy. Flavor is semi-sweet dark toasted malt, molasses, bourbon, peanuts and mild cocoa, quite hot and with a bourbon finish. Medium bodied with light creaminess and light carbonation. The base stout is as good as I'd expect from Avery and the peanut component is well integrated. Unfortunately, this is a little to hot; the bourbon and ABV drowns out a lot of the more subtle flavors, as well as some distinct ones like the peanut butter and chocolate malt notes. It's fun to drink and the 12 oz. bottle is the perfect size, but it's one of those nice big stouts that I wish I could taste the nuances in flavor. I actually would like to try the base stout that this was made from, there's a lot of good, balanced malty and nutty stout flavors here. The good thing about big Avery beers is that for some reason (heh), they taste better and better as the glass empties. That's the case here. Nice, but needs to be reigned back a little to let the flavors show through.

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Photo of Mikexw
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sabtos
3.44/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Muted black mahogany with essentially no head, this looks still, like a prune mead.

Smell is waxy peanut butter and chocolate first, but quickly after the bourbon becomes quite evident, but not necessarily hot...yet. A hint of cherry or sherry--a red fruit sort of booze--starts to develop as it warms.

Taste really distinctly nails the dry roasted peanut character with some chocolate bark and dark coffee, but that's all quickly scorched through by boozy bourbon heat. Again, a sort of red fruit finish of grape must or something unusual develops as it warms, and this only builds like a strange liqueur over time.

Slick and hot with some thin and light dissipating bubbles and a semi-dry, sticky finish.

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Photo of Pro_Magnon
4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of reebtaerG
4.12/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stinger80OH
4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bryan12345
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.6/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L- pours a dark brown with plenty of carbonation. No head at all.
S- sweet caramel and dark chocolate accompanied by plenty of bourbon. Just a little vanilla and nut.
T- the bourbon taste and feel is awful difficult to beat on this one. Lots of vanilla and malt smooth this one out. The peanut also shows up however in very small quantities. It does blend in well with vanilla and bourbon. Baker's chocolate comes in on the end.
F - a great bourbon warming in which all the second area gredients helps move this one out. There is a bourbon bite as well.
O- another wonderful bourbon barrel-aged Stout for Avery.

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Nuttiest Professor from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94.4% out of 100 with 108 ratings
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