Hazelnut Spread
Brew Bus Brewing

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Brew Bus Brewing
Florida, United States
Imperial Porter
3.88 | pDev: 10.05%
Sep 05, 2022
Mar 15, 2015
Very Good
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Notes: Spread on the love with this decadent Imperial Milk Porter. Like a famous brand of sweetened hazelnut paste our lawyers advised us not to mention by name, this beer is just as great for dessert as it is for breakfast.
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Rated: 3.71 by Satsuma from Florida

Sep 05, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia

May 26, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Apr 03, 2021
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Reviewed by clayrock81 from Florida

3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured a brown body with large tan head and minimal lace patches. Chocolate aroma and a large chocolate taste with hint of hazelnut but mainly an almost cloying chocolate sweetness.
Apr 03, 2021
Rated: 4 by Griphon from Florida

Mar 30, 2021
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Thin head. Body is a very attractive dark brown, not unlike a thinner version of Nutella itself.

Nose follows. Brown sugar, caramel, noble hops, grass; and plenty of chocolate, nuts, and vanilla.

Flavor absolutely nails a Nutella profile. It's delicious and delectable. Super chocolatey. Long finish; very low bitterness.

A touch fizzy for a near-double digit ABV brew. Still, it's not exactly thin or watery; overall, I'd call it "medium" bodied.
Mar 21, 2020
Rated: 4 by grahuba from Connecticut

Feb 21, 2020
Rated: 3.78 by robotic_being from Florida

Feb 19, 2019
Rated: 4.08 by Saucy813 from Florida

Apr 16, 2018
Rated: 3.52 by Rifugium from North Dakota

Apr 06, 2018
Rated: 4 by t2grogan from Arizona

Mar 14, 2018
Rated: 3.68 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland

Jul 12, 2017
Rated: 3.37 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Jun 12, 2017
Rated: 3.9 by kjkinsey from Texas

Jun 11, 2017
Rated: 3.2 by shehateme from Massachusetts

Apr 30, 2017
Rated: 3.52 by aasher from Indiana

Mar 14, 2017
Rated: 3.74 by Sebas from North Carolina

Mar 02, 2017
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Reviewed by TX-Badger from Texas

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a dark brown color with tan colored head. Chocolate, nuts, and some roast on the nose; follows onto the palate. Tastes like Nutella. Medium bodied. Finishes with more Nutella flavors.
Dec 28, 2016
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Reviewed by macrosmatic from Florida

3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
NOTE: My original review is the first one. Scores are in parentheses. The total for the original review was 2.77/5.
However, the second batch I had was much improved, so I have decided to update the scores entered into BA.

Reviewed from notes (5/15/16). Poured from 22 oz. bottle into a J. Wakefield OG teku glass.

A: Translucent but a fairly dark brown, with a thin tan head that fades quickly and low visible carbonation. (3.5/5)

S: Low aroma overall. Roasted brown malts, a mild nuttiness, and a touch of hop bitterness. I'm picking up a hint of acetic tartness in the background, which shouldn't be here. (2.75/5)

T: Roasted malts and a bit of chocolate. Also, a mild tart cherry flavor with acetic acid tartness that fades into some tannic dryness. No nuts (hazel or otherwise) at all. NOTE – as it warms, there is a slight hazelnut sweetness that pokes its head up around the tartness near the swallow. (2.5/5)

M: Fairly light-bodied, with low carbonation sensation. The alcohol presence is understated. (3.5/5)

O: I hesitate to throw the “Infected” word around, but this may have been starting down that road. The bottle has been refrigerated since I bought it at the bottle shop, who also had it refrigerated. There’s minimal hazelnut flavor here, and a definite tart acetic flavor that doesn’t belong. Honestly, the beer was actually still pretty tasty; if this was sold as a sour porter, it would be pretty good. I finished my pour without a problem. But it isn’t what it was supposed to be…at least this bottle. Hopefully they’ll get things straightened out at the new production facility.
Scores given are for what the bottle was claimed to be. If just handed a blind pour, I would estimate a score of 3.5/5. (2.75/5)

UPDATE: I'm sitting here drinking a recent canned release (5/2/19). Poured from the 12 oz. can into an Invasion of the Funk tulip glass.

A: Similar to above (3.5/5).

S: Aroma much nicer. Chocolate, toasted malts, hazelnut. Some coffee, vanilla, and sweet lactose. Sweet but not completely unbalanced; enough hazelnut to be present without overwhelming other aspects (4/5).

T: Milk chocolate and dark chocolate, cacao nibs. Sweet vanilla, lactose, modest hazelnut. Still getting some coffee notes in the malt roast. More chocolate and hazelnut with lingering sweetness at and after the swallow (4/5).

M: Low alcohol presence. Carbonation sensation a bit on the low side. A silky mouthfeel but on the lighter side for body within the style (3.5/5).

O: Certainly a big improvement over the first time I had this, and I'm glad I decided to pick one up from another release. It's still not my favorite beer, but I wouldn't turn another pour down. The price point at the local Total Wine was a bit ridiculous, but this was worth another drink (3.75/5).
Dec 17, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by Bjlynch83 from Oregon

Dec 14, 2016
Rated: 4.06 by Gregf51 from Ohio

Oct 29, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by stereosforgeeks from Virginia

Aug 01, 2016
Rated: 4.18 by Jonathan-Morgan from Florida

Jul 10, 2016
Rated: 3.84 by WynnO from Florida

Jul 02, 2016
Rated: 3.58 by BeerOps from Illinois

Jun 16, 2016
Rated: 3.73 by tommy5 from Michigan

May 29, 2016
Rated: 3.27 by hopkrid from Florida

May 16, 2016
Rated: 3.52 by GallowsThief from Florida

Apr 14, 2016
Rated: 4.2 by mattreitz49 from Florida

Apr 05, 2016
Rated: 4 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania

Mar 30, 2016
Rated: 3.84 by bigleague from Michigan

Mar 23, 2016
Rated: 4.06 by JNForsyth from Pennsylvania

Mar 21, 2016
Rated: 4 by pmangold from Florida

Mar 14, 2016
Rated: 3.85 by Blaze5445 from Pennsylvania

Mar 08, 2016
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Rated by Grackos from Florida

4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pretty good, not too swee.
Mar 06, 2016
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Reviewed by Seanem44 from Virginia

3.3/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Highly disappointed. The porter tasted watered down with nary a hint of hazelnut. Probably one of the worst porters I've ever had. This is becoming a theme with Brew Bus and it's unfortunate CCB slaps their name on their. Avoid this weak offering.
Mar 05, 2016
Rated: 3.92 by lupercmda from North Carolina

Mar 01, 2016
Rated: 3.95 by Zonian1 from Ohio

Feb 29, 2016
Rated: 4.06 by cuvtcuv from Florida

Feb 10, 2016
Rated: 4.42 by CraigMack61 from New Jersey

Feb 08, 2016
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