Say Nut Again
Hubbard's Cave Brewery

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Hubbard's Cave Brewery
Illinois, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #792
Ranked #4,051
4.27 | pDev: 5.62%
Saturday at 06:12 AM
Dec 21, 2019
Say Nut AgainSay Nut Again
Notes: Imperial stout with hazelnut, walnut, almond, and pistachio.
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Rated: 4.24 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

Saturday at 06:12 AM
Rated: 4.25 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island

Apr 21, 2023
Rated: 4.23 by smithj4 from New York

Apr 15, 2023
Rated: 4.49 by BMBCLT from South Carolina

Feb 21, 2023
Rated: 4.09 by Dope from Massachusetts

Jan 29, 2023
Rated: 4.07 by festizio from California

Jan 01, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

Mar 31, 2022
Rated: 4.29 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Sep 19, 2021
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

4.59/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pitch black body; rich and densely thick khaki colored head; sticky and lasting. A wondrous smell filled with roasted and charred grain notes; rich chocolate; roasted nuts. An amazing flavor full of rich chocolate and cocoa tones with a heavy, heady presence of pistachio and hazelnut; full, earthy sweetness; moderate alcohol presence; very mild suggestion of bitterness. Heavy mouthfeel, rich and chewy; sludgy residual sugar feel; boozy warmth permeates the sweetness.

This beer oozes decadence and deliciousness. Its imperial stout base carries the addition of the four nuts utilized in the making of this beer, with everything nicely and proportionately balanced.

Poured out at 53 F; no obvious canning date although there is '2020-1' printed on the label.
Aug 12, 2021
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

3.54/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Pitch black pour, brown cap is fleeting. Super roasted nuts lead the nose, especially almond and pistachio, with hazelnut and coconut being more of a nougat background, promising. Unfortunately the taste is nutty ashtray, way too roasted, smoke and earth lead more than any sweetness, nut depth is cut by bitterness, just awful. Feel is smooth and moderately viscous with smoky accents to the nuttiness. I wanted to like this but can't get past how overdone the nuts are, wonder if this is another qc problem
May 29, 2021
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Reviewed by tigg924 from Massachusetts

4.76/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Pours opaque, dark black in color with one inch head. Taste is big walnut, with almond, roasted malt, vanilla and pistachios. Heavy body, sweet with low carbonation. Excellent nutty beer. Unique in it's complexity. One of the brewery's better stouts. I like how I can taste the individual nuts.. Should have gotten more.
Mar 20, 2021
Rated: 4.33 by mdfb79 from New York

Feb 15, 2021
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Reviewed by NeutroMan from Illinois

4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
16 oz can into a pint glass. Pours a very dark brown with a dense light brown head that audibly snapped, crackled, and popped as it dissipated. Smells like dessert in a can - a boozy cannoli made with vanilla and almond extract served with a side of Nutella for dipping. Lots of sweet flavors in the taste - chocolate, almond liqueur, candied walnuts, pistachio, hazelnut are all here and are all a little overwhelming. It hits the palate like a pastry bomb up front and then a syrupy almond liqueur sweetness lingers in the aftertaste. Medium-full bodied mouthfeel.

You definitely have to be in a certain mood for this brew (it's perhaps telling that it is sold as a 2-pack...). When you're really craving a sweet boozy treat (and you don't feel like whipping up a fancy cocktail with 6 different liqueurs in it) this stout delivers!
Jan 03, 2021
Rated: 4.15 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Nov 21, 2020
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Reviewed by DokiDokiLitFam from New Jersey

4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours out dark brown/black, that of motor oil. If you've seen one Hubbard's Cave stout you've seen 'em all. Dark and thick with barely a finger of dark brown head.

Nose is just NUTS. Smells like an Italian pastry shop, Disaronno, and Nutella wrapped up in a tiny package. Like strong distilled scents. Now some may argue that this smells artificial, which is certainly not impossible, but I think it is more because of how tightly everything is put together. Walnut being one of the weaker scents is being obscured by the dispute for power being waged by pistachio, hazelnut, and almond.

Taste is an initial impact of syrupy sweetness. Like a straight shot of Disaronno. As for everything else, it sits more gracefully in the background. There's almost no room for roasty malt flavor here. Pistachio comes in second, while Hazelnut is even further back. This is reminiscent of really well done Rainbow Cookies. Full of flavor, very sweet, don't really need to eat too many of them.

Mouthfeel is smooth and fullbodied. Thick and dense almost like syrup. Mild carbonation. Quite standard fare.

Overall this is a fun and enjoyable novelty beer. A lot of Hubbard's Cave brews are like this but this one more specifically. You may want to even share this one with friends because it is a sweet dessert beast.
Sep 24, 2020
Rated: 4 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Sep 23, 2020
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
I do love a good Pulp Fiction reference/pun
Pours a smaller dark brown fizzy head with med retention, a bit of lacing, decent legs, jet black color

Nose brings loads of nuts, some real some artificial, hazelnut out front, tons of hazelnut, then almond and almond paste, some walnut notes, and even the pistachio coming through as it warms and quite a bit of it, a sweet candy malt, icing like, with chocolate ganache, hint of roast and cocoa, becoming quite a bit of pistachio flavoring

Taste starts with roasted cocoa, dark chocolate and a little fudgey, roast, a little coffee, hint of char, then loads of nuts again, flavored fruity pistachio out front, loads of it again, as well as the hazelnut and a fair amount of that as well, rich cocoa and candied walnut, a bit of cake icing on chocolate cake, with a touch of walnuts, some generic fruity flavors and like a fruitcake character, then almond paste and mazipan, touch of perfumey alcohol, sticky sweet finish, loads more nuts and some cocoa lingering, especially pistachio flavoring, almost paste, and some hazelnuts

Mouth is full bod, rich thicker, med to a bit higher foamy carb, a little warming alcohol but good for 12%

Overall they definitely delivered all the nuts they promised, a decent base stout as well, alcohol is hidden fairly well, the nuts come on mixed overall with some great hazelnut and almond, but the pistachio is overpowering and tastes a bit artificial, I think it also leads to that weird fruity character
Aug 07, 2020
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
16oz can served in a SIP Fest snulip. 2020-01 batch. Bought it on Tavour, if I remember correctly.

Pours very dark blackish-brown with very little head and only a small amount of very fine carbonation. Smell is sweet, chocolate and nuts -- I think hazelnut is in the forefront because it really makes me think of Nutella.

Taste is sweet, chocolate, and hazelnuts again. It's definitely a pastry stout. I think it tastes like Nutella, with some noticeable booziness. Sweet without being cloying.

Mouthfeel is thick, but still. Overall, this is a very tasty beer.
Jul 05, 2020
Rated: 4.23 by KAP1356 from Pennsylvania

Jun 24, 2020
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Reviewed by DIM from Pennsylvania

4.54/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Nut ain't no country I ever heard of, they speak English in Nut?

So this is definitely a novelty beer and I wouldn't want another one tomorrow, but this is uniquely delicious and I'm damn sorry I don't have another can.

As advertised, this is nutty as hell. I won't pretend I can discern any of the individual nuts listed but they are all there in abundance. This was a pricey can, but this could not have been a cheap beer to produce. The base stout is sweet and milky with medium roast, a perfect compliment to all those nuts.

The world clearly needs more nutty stouts. Say nut again motherfucker!
Jun 09, 2020
Rated: 4.09 by EdFed from Illinois

May 17, 2020
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Reviewed by bbtkd from South Dakota

4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Hubbard's Cave Say Nut Again Imperial Stout, 12% ABV. Pours black with a one finger brown head that's leaving a real nice lace down the glass as I drink it. Nose is nuts, I tell you. Taste follows, moderately sweet, slightly bitter. Excellent mouthfeel, overall outstanding, but not as outstanding as their other imperial stouts. I'd stop short of calling this a pastry stout, but it's a close call. This beer has a lot of nuts!
Feb 22, 2020
Rated: 4 by jschott75 from Illinois

Jan 17, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by imperialking from Illinois

Dec 30, 2019
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