Barrel-Aged Hazelnut Imperial Stout
Untitled Art

Barrel-Aged Hazelnut Imperial StoutBarrel-Aged Hazelnut Imperial Stout
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Untitled Art
Wisconsin, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #388
Ranked #1,106
4.36 | pDev: 8.72%
Dec 10, 2022
Dec 16, 2017
Barrel-Aged Hazelnut Imperial StoutBarrel-Aged Hazelnut Imperial Stout
Notes: Collaboration with Mikerphone Brewing

Barrel aged stout with hazelnut, cacao nibs, and milk sugar.
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Rated: 4.16 by PittBeerGirl from Ohio

Dec 10, 2022
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Reviewed by brewskis from Indiana

4.03/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours pitch black with a finger of dark mocha head that dissipates quickly.

Aroma is big hazelnut, dark chocolate, cocoa powder, toffee, vanilla, lactose sweetness, some roasted malt, slight oak and bourbon. The barrel character is light, with the hazelnut and chocolate being the star of the show.

Taste follows the aroma well. Huge Nutella vibes. Big authentic hazelnut, fudge, dark chocolate, caramel, lactose sweetness, slight peanut brittle, roasted malt, toffee, slight charred oak tannin, slight bourbon. There's some slight semblance of balance from the roasted malt and oak barrel, but I wish this had a bit more of that barrel character to counteract the heavy sweetness.

Low full body. Thick, silky, sticky. Medium carbonation.

Untitled Art's pastry stouts are always true to the style with plenty of the adjuncts and sweetness, so it's no surprise that this beer fits that bill. I just wish this had more barrel character to balance it out more. If that was the case, this would be some upper tier stuff. As it is now, it's solid.
Oct 02, 2022
Rated: 4.3 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey

Jun 28, 2022
Rated: 4.39 by loganburgh from Michigan

Mar 29, 2022
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Reviewed by emerge077 from Illinois

4.23/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Forgot about this one, thanks to Tom for the trade! Two fingers of mocha foam. Pretty intense hazelnut flavor. Nutty hazelnut brownie and popcorn aroma. Fudgy chocolate, barrel is present but in the background. Serious heat but not overwhelming. Medium bodied, light carbonation, moderately sweet. Still pretty drinkable despite the 13% abv.
Feb 04, 2022
Rated: 4.1 by Pens1967 from Louisiana

Jan 23, 2022
Rated: 4.44 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

Jan 21, 2022
Rated: 3.49 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Jan 17, 2022
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Reviewed by maximum12 from Minnesota

2.2/5  rDev -49.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1
A 16 oz. can to kick off a late, snowy evening. And can I say I wish Untitled Art didn’t think so highly of their beer - I’d buy more if it wasn’t roughly the same price per ounce as silver. Split with wife #1.

Light in color for a big stout, dark brown with plenty of shimmering red along the edges. The nose is mostly pulverized hazelnut.

Barrel-Aged Hazelnut Imperial Stout – holy sugar overdose. The lactose, cocoa, & hazelnut combine to form something sweeter than mainlining thaumatin. And perhaps my palate is broked, but I can detect no barrel. A 1.5 ounce sample would have been sufficient.

Just glanced at the reviews & I don’t even recognize the beer people are writing about. This is terrible. Trouble is, amidst their epic strikeout, the brewery sometimes knocks one into the cheap seats; but the price is enough to keep me away for the foreseeable future. Both my wife & I are headed for the drain. Sads.
Jan 15, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by rare_bird from Michigan

Dec 14, 2021
Rated: 4.49 by gardner254 from Ohio

Nov 24, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by heysuz from Indiana

Nov 13, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by brittanylicious from Indiana

Nov 13, 2021
Rated: 4.09 by d5001986 from Wisconsin

Oct 28, 2021
Rated: 4.23 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Oct 23, 2021
Rated: 4.3 by Mikexw from New York

Oct 22, 2021
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

4.49/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Decent head production and retention given the ABV and style. Body is black as ebony.

Hazelnut leaps from the body during the pour itself. Up close, notes include hazelnut, cacao, peanut brittle, toffee, and honeycomb. Maybe a touch of oak, but little bourbon presence. There's very little depth beneath the hazelnut and chocolate, as they're strong and up front, but it's a rich and wonderful aroma.

This beer isn't lacking for depth and complexity on the palate, although it does take a bit to get going. A bit nutty up front, with light char, before giving way to rich notes of bourbon, vanilla, and chocolate to finish off the front third. The middle has a bit of boozy character, along with the hazelnut really asserting itself for the first time - a flavor note that lasts through the finish. Back third has notes of hazelnut, honeycomb, caramel, and a bit of lingering bourbon mash and oak. Long aftertaste of vanilla, banana, hazelnut, and pecan, not unlike a smoothie.

Thick and creamy mouthfeel, although there's a touch of fizzy over-carbonation and boozy heat, in particular in the middle of the sip, that detracts somewhat from your ability to sip, sit, chew, and savor.
Oct 21, 2021
Rated: 4.4 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Oct 17, 2021
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.23/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Look - black and thick with fantastic rimming and lacing
Smell - chocolate hazelnut
Taste - roasted hazelnut with some chocolate
Feel - medium full body with a medium light crisp carb
Overall - pretty tasty
Oct 17, 2021
Rated: 4.46 by JamesStreet from Louisiana

Oct 16, 2021
Rated: 4.43 by Bandi from New York

Oct 12, 2021
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

4.42/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a short tan head that quickly died down, leaving a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate to strong aromas of hazelnuts are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has additional notes of chocolate.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied and exceptionally smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This stout is packed with intense aromas and flavors of hazelnut. It also did a very good job at hiding any traces of alcohol from the taste.

Serving type: can
Oct 12, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Oct 11, 2021
Rated: 4.46 by Bunuelian from Minnesota

Oct 11, 2021
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Reviewed by dd53grif from Michigan

4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a dark brown color with a minimal head that disappears quickly. Aroma of hazelnut and roasted malts. Tastes of dark chocolate, hazelnut and alcohol. Sweet and boozy.
Oct 09, 2021
Rated: 4.27 by mdfb79 from New York

Oct 09, 2021
Rated: 4.36 by smithj4 from New York

Oct 05, 2021
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Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.39/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
After answering the question of whether nutella can become beer, there's a new question that comes to mind: Can nutella beer become bourbon? And once again, Untitled Art thinks so. So get your insulin perscriptions renewed and crack open their imperial, bourbon barrel aged hazelnut, cocoa and milk sugar stout.

Upon its densely packed pour, the onyx black Barrel-Aged Hazelnut Imperial Stout releases a dainty espresso creme that swirls gently in the glass. As a lavishly savory scent of chocolate cake batter, bourbon spice and soothing hazelnut rolls off the rim, its aromas are the stuff of cake shops. Sugary, rich and decadent with malt, the first sip is sultry sweet with brownie batter, vanilla cream, caramel, candied coconut, molasses, milk chocolate and hazelnut brittle.

The beer's sweetness, creaminess and density is unrelenting through the middle palate while saturating the tastebuds to full and cloying completion. In absolute satisfaction for the sweet tooth, the beer slowly invites the more robust taste of dark-roast coffee, walnut and toast to take an edge off of the sweetness while a spice of coffee and Kentucky whisky adds to the complexity and takes a slight edge off of the caramel, coconut and sweet finish.

Cloyingly sweet but intended as such, the full, plush and pillowy beer finishes like sweet nougat with a warming bourbon spice. A long and sweet coat of the mouth says that this one twelve-ounce can is a responsible split between three or four people. As with its non barrel aged version, this beer is very much a dessert dressed up in a beer can.
Sep 30, 2021
Rated: 4.1 by imperialking from Illinois

Sep 27, 2021
Rated: 4.08 by vfgccp from New York

Sep 24, 2021
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Reviewed by 40ontarget from Colorado

4.37/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Dark brown with 1/2 inch tan head that recedes to a thin ring. There is caramel, vanilla, chocolate, musty wood, and plenty of hazelnut on the nose. The taste is hazelnut and booze...very much like Frangelico. It finishes with a whisp of chocolate. This has a medium body and is sticky. Super tasty and satisfying. Maybe a bit too sweet. Good stuff.
Sep 23, 2021
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Rated by steve_littrell from Florida

4.77/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Wow, I liked the hazelnut but the BA version is quickly becoming my favorite of the two. Wish I had bought a case while I was up there.
Sep 22, 2021
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Reviewed by micada from New York

4.27/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
2021 16 oz can. I dislike cans for beer. Color me whatever, for some reason this in a can is very irritating to me.

Poured cold to a tulip, it’s a dark chestnut with barely any head. Nose is a pleasant sort of chocolate chip with nut cookie just baked in the oven kitchen kind of aroma.

First sips are sweet hazelnut chocolate candy bar, not too sweet. Hazelnut flavor is oddly subtle but full. I suppose that’s a hazelnut vibe. Cacao nib flavor in the far back aspects of the sips.

No alcohol bite, no warming. It’s really like a liquid candy bar, with drying from the barrel.

Mouthfeel is full, slightly oily, good for the profile.

Dump cans! Ok ok…

This is very tasty. Sub $5 a can, it’s a steal.
Sep 20, 2021
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Reviewed by Wasatch from Colorado

4.49/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
16 oz. Can
Canned On: 08/08/21
ABV: 13%

Poured into a Tree House glass a pretty nice dark brown/black color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy/quick/fizzy one-finger plus tan head, which also leaves a pretty nice medium size oil slick and some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is very nice, malty, hoppy, with a very nice touch of chocolate/toffee, hazelnut, cacao nibs, bourbon, oak, vanilla, licorice. The taste is very nice, malty, hoppy, very nice touch of chocolate, toffee, cacao nibs, bourbon, hazelnut, nice oakyness, with some pretty nice vanilla, licorice. Full Body, ABV is hidden very nicely, this is a very tasty complex brew. Overall, definitely worth checking out, very nice. Glad to see it around here.
Sep 05, 2021
Rated: 4.27 by chrismattlin from Ohio

Sep 05, 2021
Rated: 4.16 by Powderhornphil from Minnesota

Sep 05, 2021
Rated: 4.75 by NickThePyro from Washington

Aug 08, 2021
Rated: 4.48 by EMH73 from New York

Jun 24, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by aasher from Indiana

Dec 05, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by jschott75 from Illinois

Apr 15, 2020
Barrel-Aged Hazelnut Imperial Stout from Untitled Art
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