Hazelnut Spread
Brew Bus Brewing

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Brew Bus Brewing
Florida, United States
Porter - Imperial
Ranked #192
Ranked #17,208
3.87 | pDev: 10.08%
Apr 03, 2021
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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4.25 by paulish from New York on Apr 03, 2021
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3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by clayrock81 from Florida

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
4 by Griphon from Florida on Mar 30, 2021
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3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Roguer from Connecticut

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
4 by grahuba from Connecticut on Feb 21, 2020
3.78 by robotic_being from Florida on Feb 19, 2019
4.08 by Saucy813 from Florida on Apr 16, 2018
3.52 by Rifugium from North Dakota on Apr 06, 2018
4 by t2grogan from Arizona on Mar 14, 2018
3.68 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland on Jul 12, 2017
3.37 by Texasfan549 from Texas on Jun 12, 2017
3.9 by kjkinsey from Texas on Jun 11, 2017
3.2 by shehateme from Massachusetts on Apr 30, 2017
3.52 by aasher from Indiana on Mar 14, 2017
3.74 by Sebas from North Carolina on Mar 02, 2017
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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by TX-Badger from Texas

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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3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by macrosmatic from Florida

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
4.25 by Bjlynch83 from Oregon on Dec 14, 2016
4.06 by Gregf51 from Ohio on Oct 29, 2016
3.5 by stereosforgeeks from Virginia on Aug 01, 2016
4.18 by Jonathan-Morgan from Florida on Jul 10, 2016
3.84 by WynnO from Florida on Jul 02, 2016
3.58 by BeerOps from Illinois on Jun 16, 2016
3.73 by tommy5 from Michigan on May 29, 2016
3.27 by hopkrid from Florida on May 16, 2016
3.52 by GallowsThief from Florida on Apr 14, 2016
4.2 by mattreitz49 from Florida on Apr 05, 2016
4 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania on Mar 30, 2016
3.84 by bigleague from Michigan on Mar 23, 2016
4.06 by JNForsyth from Pennsylvania on Mar 21, 2016
4 by pmangold from Florida on Mar 14, 2016
3.85 by Blaze5445 from Pennsylvania on Mar 08, 2016
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4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Grackos from Florida

Pretty good, not too swee.

Mar 06, 2016
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3.3/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Seanem44 from Virginia

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
3.92 by lupercmda from North Carolina on Mar 01, 2016
3.95 by Zonian1 from Ohio on Feb 29, 2016
4.06 by cuvtcuv from Florida on Feb 10, 2016
4.42 by CraigMack61 from New Jersey on Feb 08, 2016
4.24 by IckyT2012 from Florida on Feb 08, 2016
4.1 by Jason_cs from Florida on Feb 07, 2016
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