Barrel-Aged Hazelnut Imperial Stout
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Barrel-Aged Hazelnut Imperial StoutBarrel-Aged Hazelnut Imperial Stout
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Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #208
ABV:
12.2%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,458
Avg:
4.48 | pDev: 7.14%
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
50
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Barrel-Aged Hazelnut Imperial StoutBarrel-Aged Hazelnut Imperial Stout
Notes: Collaboration with Mikerphone Brewing
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Photo of darktronica
4.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22-oz bomber poured to a teku. Chocolate-covered hazelnut liqueur in beer form. Pours an opaque dark brown, nearly black, with a half-finger of head. No lacing left behind, just some light bubbling around the rim of the glass. Hazelnut, fudge, bitter roasted grains, and ethyl alcohol on the nose. Quite boozy, with some sharper notes unexpected from the "modest" 12.2% ABV. Thankfully, these notes blossom into a lovely liqueur when blended with the chocolate and hazelnut on the tongue, like they've invented a hazelnut cordial.

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Photo of DokiDokiLitFam
4.71/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Pours dark brown. Less than a finger of khaki colored head. Semi strong lacing.

Nose is PURE HAZELNUT. So freaking strong. Like Nutella quality strength. Chocolate as well accenting the hazelnut. Barely any barrel presence. Sometimes I think I can catch a glimpse but it's fleeting as the hazelnut assumes dominance. Booze appears as it warms up.

Taste follows the nose to a tee. Nutty hazelnut, smooth chocolate, and the slightest hint of malt underneath. This is a sweet beer. Try not to drink too much of this by yourself.

Mouthfeel is full bodied with mild carbonation. This beer is heavy and sticky. Reminding me again of Nutella.

This is one of the best beers I've ever graced upon my senses. This is dessert in a glass. And its not overly complicated. Very simple points and it executes them perfectly. That being said, this makes me forget that I'm drinking beer. That may not be a negative for some and certainly not for me, but others may be off put by this. The hazelnut does a lot of the talking here, but it's balanced and integrated so well that you can't help but admire it. It isn't quite as grass roots as most other brews so take my high rating with a grain of salt and try it yourself. This is another amazing piece of art by Untitled Art. Well done and cheers.

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Photo of buschbeer
4.64/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

22 OZ. bottle
Served in a snifter

This beer pours black with virtually no head.

The smell is absolutely amazing if you love the smell of hazelnut. The aroma is so rich and full. The barrel only serves to enhance that aroma.

The taste is equally as powerful. Hazelnut envelopes my tastebuds. The barrel adds a slightly boozy element that only makes it better.

Full bodied with a smooth, sticky mouthfeel

I had this on tap at the Funk Factory in September and of course had to buy a bottle to bring home with me. This is a fantastic beer. I love it.

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Photo of REVZEB
4.71/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had on tap. Midnight black with a brown head. Given how pure the hazelnut was in the original, I was curious if the barrel would compliment or drown, very thankfully it was the former. Smell and taste are clones: pure roasted hazelnut with brown sugar, vanilla, bourbon, wood, slight earth, and rounding out cocoa. Hazelnut is the clear star, and everything else lives in its world. Feel is warm, medium for style, and smooth. The wife loved it, was her best in show for FOBAB

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Photo of jlindros
4.52/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to rudzud
Pours a fair darker foamy rich creamy darker colored head with medium lacing, pitch black thick beer with long legs

NOse is loads of hazelnuts and toasted nuts, little roasty but mostly toasted nuts and some caramel cocoa, earthy vanilla, creamy roasty, nutty but so much hazelnuts

Taste super rich hazelnut and coconut, some caramel and toffee with roasted malt, toasted nuts, but mostly hazelnut and coconut, little sweet caramel, and candy malt, light candy perfumey tingly alcohol, drier finish lingering cocoa and lots of hazelnut

Mouth is rich creamy heavier bod, medium foamy carn, light warming alcohol
Overall quite nice

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Photo of rudzud
4.65/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Received in a trade and shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark black hue with a fat one finger mocha head that fades to leave light lacing and thin wisps. Excellent legs.

S - Big aromas of roasted hazelnuts, really nutty without becoming hazelnut creamer level hazelnut. Good chocolate, so nutty it's almost coconut level. Only knock is there isn't a whole lot of barrel.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with enormous hazelnut flavour, quite aggressive. Great creamy nuttiness, big almost sweet barrels with a little bit of caramel. Tastes almost like a girl scout caramel coconut samoa cookie. Lovely.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, creamy, alcohol hidden very well.

O - Overall this was a very wonderful stout. The hazelnut is great without getting cloy. Very, very well done.

Serving Type: bottle

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.33/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

650 mL bottle. Pours just shy of black. Small khaki head. Smells of strong hazelnut, bourbon, oak, and coconut. The hazelnut is the sharpest flavor. Tastes pretty sweet. Brown sugar. Bourbon starts to drown it out. Hefty hazelnut. Oak dries it out. Quite boozy and fairly sweet. It's tasty in small quantities, but it's extremely sweet and boozy.

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Photo of mothman
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 2 bottle

Tan head. Black color.

This is my favorite hazelnut stout. It tastes more like toasted coconut with a slight hazelnut flavor. Fudge and chocolate. Nice bourbon flavors all around. Vanilla and oak. So drinkable. Thick.

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Photo of Bartleby91
5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the 2018 vintage at 11%.
An amazing beer that I would say is one of the better beers I have had in a while. This is so smooth yet flavorful with an incredible aroma that just beckons you to take a sip.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.41/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On draft. Stemmed glass. Darker cola brown body, nearly black, one finger thick mocha head, good retention, no lacing. Smell is massive hazelnut and chocolate; it literally smells like a chocolate hazelnut candy bar. Dang. There is perhaps a hint of oaky whiskey barrel, but for the most part, it is a beer dominated by hazelnut. Man, I was smelling this for a half hour straight. Flavour is a bit more muddled; not so much barrel as is a big nuttiness, a touch of toasted coconut, milk chocolate and a touch of dark chocolate fudginess, ending with a mildly earthy heat on the backend. Mouthfeel is medium fuller bodied, fairly substantial, big nuttiness lingers through to the backend where there is a slight oak, otherwise mildly hot spirit-like burn on the backend. I think the barrel takes a backseat to the hazelnut, but I'll be damned if this isn't one of the best smelling candy bar/pastry hazelnut stouts I've run into. Seriously, the smell alone will make you grin like an idiot. I dig it, although the main caveat for this beer is that 6 oz is all I wanted and I couldn't imagine drinking more than that- it's a fairly sweet beer, although it is tempered quite a bit relative to the non-barrel aged version.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sample at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2018, Blue Session. Aroma has intense coconut chocolate bar and generic nutty notes. Taste has sweet Bounty/Mounds chocolate notes at first but gets more bitter on the finish with cocoa nibs flavor.

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Barrel-Aged Hazelnut Imperial Stout from Untitled Art
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 50 ratings