Full Grown Nick
Tupps Brewery

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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #1,890
ABV:
12.1%
Score:
90
Ranked #25,345
Avg:
3.85 | pDev: 24.16%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
22
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Tupps Brewery
 
Texas, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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Gots
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SCORE
90
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Pegasus from Texas

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: All but black in color, a strong light reveals only dark-red highlights at the margins of the glass, a small, finely-beaded tan head retains quite well. Thick, fine lacing coats the glass walls in an broken sheet.

Aroma: Pink bubble gum is incredibly prominent in the aroma, as well as pronounced notes of cinnamon, ginger, and cloves. Dark malt also presents, as well as sweet, spicy alcohol, although this last is quite mellow, offering no harsh presence. There is a little bitter cocoa in the aroma, but it is subtle.

Taste: The taste opens with a complex wave of spices, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg, at least. Beneath the spices, there is a firm backbone of dark malt, like that of a rich dark bread. As well, there are strong flavors of molasses, sweet, vinous, warming alcohol, and hints of mild coffee and dark chocolate. All of these flavors blend harmoniously, presenting a very complex, but gracious sensory experience. Finishes with a lingering hint of wood and vanilla.

Mouthfeel: Full and rick, lacking any sting of carbonation, very soft to the taste.

Drinkability/notes: What I said of Full Grown jack, I can say again: "An absolutely stunning example, completely over the top. As another reviewer noted, one can is the limit, not because it isn't great, rather, because it is." This is the second of the "Full Grown" series that I have tried, now I wish to try all of them.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce aluminum can, served in a New Belgium Brewing balloon glass.

Dec 31, 2019
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branham1989 from Texas

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

TUPPS Brewery’s Full Grown Nick 12.1% ABV 50 IBU. This Imperial Stout pours a deep dark brown almost the color of black coffee with a mocha tan colored head that lingers for a while leaving some lacing on the glass. The aroma is of fresh roasted coffee and chocolate with hints of nutmeg and vanilla along with roasted malts maybe some cinnamon. The flavor starts off with roasted malt and coffee with a touch of cocoa powder then gives way to cinnamon nutmeg and vanilla with hints of molasses toffee dates raisins and plums adding a rich complexity to the flavor along with more sweetness there is a slight minty and metallic flavor that is a bit off putting but nothing overly bad it finishes with a slight cocoa powder type bitterness which cuts through the sweetness. The mouthfeel is a bit thin for a imperial stout but it’s not overly carbonated which helps. Overall it’s a very nice spiced imperial stout that drinks like 5% but in reality is 12%. 7.5/10

Nov 28, 2019
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JohnDee from Texas

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Similar to Full Grown Jack but spiced with nutmeg and vanilla. Like the other Full Grown stouts, it's an appealing deep brownish black and has a rich, creamy taste. Slightly boozy. Not overspiced in my opinion. Very enjoyable.

Jan 18, 2019
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TP1200 from Texas

1.41/5  rDev -63.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Let me start by saying I really enjoy Tupps, but man oh man, what have we here?? Overly spiced is an understatement, as I don’t perceive any chocolate, coffee, or anything you might expect in an imperial stout. I get peppermint schnapps on the nose and peppermint schnapps on the tongue. Get a 4-pk and take shots with your friends! That’s what comes to mind here. Sorry, Tupps! Still love ya!

Jan 20, 2018
Full Grown Nick from Tupps Brewery
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 22 ratings