Macadamia White Chocolate Stout
Untitled Art

Macadamia White Chocolate StoutMacadamia White Chocolate Stout
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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
ABV:
15%
Score:
94
Avg:
4.34 | pDev: 11.29%
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
38
From:
Untitled Art
 
Wisconsin, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  3
Gots
  2
SCORE
94
Outstanding
Macadamia White Chocolate StoutMacadamia White Chocolate Stout
Notes: Collaboration with The Eighth State Brewing Company
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Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

4.39/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a great combo in food life for me, not shocked that I love it in beer. Nose is a bit more awesome than the taste which is normal for a heavy adjunct stout. But they hit this on the nose - creamy lighter chocolate plus a light nuttiness.

Nov 24, 2020
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John_M from Oregon

4.14/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at NW Growlers in pdx today. Have never heard of these guys.

The beer pours an expected blackish brown color with fair at best head retention and lacing. This is not the most impressive impy stout I've ever seen. However...

The nose is great, as I pick up a plethora of vanilla, milk chocolate and macadamian nuts. The flavor profile replicates the nose, but this beer is so sweet, it really detracts from the flavor profile a bit. Also, I'm picking up a bit of a sweet cherry chocolate component that is intriguing. This is a very rich beer. Mouthfeel is medium bodied to full, but the beer isn't as mouth filling as I expected given the abv. On the other hand, it's remarkable how well the alcohol is integrated into the flavor profile. So full marks to the brewer for pulling that off. On the other hand, the sweetness and noticeable high abv. do detract a bit from the beer's drinkability.

Interesting beer for sure. Can't see myself drinking a lot of this, but I'm glad I had the opportunity to try it. Having a hard time drinking the full 10 ounce glass I ordered, as it's just so sweet.

Sep 12, 2020
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steve_littrell from Florida

4.9/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I LOVE THIS BEER!!! For a 15% Stout, this is simply amazing, one of my favorites for sure.
Can poured into large brandy glass.
Color is dark and dense with a great looking tan/brown head that lingers on the glass.
Smell is good and really inviting.
Taste is one of the better stouts I've ever had. Not quite up there with Funky Buddha Morningwood, but pretty darn close. I love this beer and for a 15% ALC/VOL, it is phenomenal! Really in my top 3 of beers I've had, better than CBS and Goose Island by far. Probably go, Morningwood, Untitled Art Hazlenut Stout and then this one.
It sure will let you know that it's strong with a lingering mouthy feel that makes you want more.

UPDATE: So I've changed my mind, this is my favorite! Drove 14 hours one way to pick up a case, so I hope that's saying something about how much I like this one. Boozy, sweet, thick, it's everything you could ever ask for in a desert stout. There is a comparable one from Ology called Belay Buddy that is on par but it's only coming in at 11%. I hope Eighth State and Untitled release a Ver 2 of this one, it is simply amazing and my all time favorite...

Jun 03, 2020
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superspak from Ohio

4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 2/10/2020. Pours dense opaque dark brown/black color with a 1 finger fairly dense and rocky tan head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of huge white/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, cream, toffee, marshmallow, fudge, macadamia nuts, brownie batter, biscuit, toast, and dark/brown bread/crust; with lighter notes of coffee, molasses, licorice, dark fruit, smoke, char, wood, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Amazing aromas with fantastic complexity and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, chocolate, nuts, lactose, and light earthy hop/fruity yeast notes; with big strength. Taste of huge white/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, cream, toffee, marshmallow, fudge, macadamia nuts, brownie batter, biscuit, toast, and dark/brown bread/crust; with lighter notes of coffee, molasses, licorice, dark fruit, smoke, char, wood, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal, grassy, peppery, roast, charred bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of white/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, cream, toffee, marshmallow, fudge, macadamia nuts, brownie batter, biscuit, toast, dark/brown bread/crust, smoke, char, wood, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Amazing complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, chocolate, nuts, lactose, and light earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; with an amazing roast/hop bitter/sweet balance; and no cloying/acrid/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering hop/char bitterness. Medium carbonation and very full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/velvety/bready, and lightly slick/sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is fantastic. Mild increasing warmth of 15%, with minimal lingering booze after the finish. Overall this is an insane imperial pastry stout. All around amazing complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, chocolate, nuts, lactose, and light earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the huge ABV, with the mildly bitter/drying finish; fantastic soft/silky feel. Amazing balance of super rich malt complexity, nuts, lactose, and chocolate flavors; solid earthy hops and mild fruity yeast. Not overly sweet/heavy from lingering dryness. A highly amazing offering, and top tier style example for the ABV.

May 28, 2020
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BB1313 from Ohio

4.24/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Collaboration with The Eighth State Brewing Company. Canned on 2/10/20. 12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours almost black; fluffy and creamy khaki head leaving great retention and sticky lacing. The aromas have some peanut butter and macadamia nuts leading the way. Roasted peanuts and salted peanut shells come through. Some vanilla. Subtle hints of chocolate. Lots of malts. The flavors follow the nose perfectly. More macadamia nuts leading the way. There's a strong nuttiness to this one. There's a subtle saltiness. White chocolate comes through. More vanilla coming through. Lactose is noticeable. This one is on the sweeter side, but it's not cloying or over the top. Strong malt backbone. Finishes with a subtle warmth, but it's not hot or boozy at all. The alcohol is ultimately well hidden considering the ABV. Mouthfeel is very nice. It's full-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's fluffy, slightly creamy and velvety, smooth and dangerously drinkable. It's hard to believe that this one is 15% ABV.

This is a great stout. The macadamia nuts shine. It's bold and sweet, but not over the top. The craftsmanship is on point. Untitled Art seems to be good at this Imperial Stout thing.

May 08, 2020
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Mbgreg from South Carolina

4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz can from Eighth State. Dark, chocolate pour with a medium tan head that fades away to a thin ring then disappears completely. Chocolate aromas evident immediately upon open. Big rich chocolate and nut flavors with vanilla and burnt caramel. Low carb, full body. No hidden alcohol here, evident ABV. Long lingering chocolate finish. Overall extremely tasty dessert beer.

Apr 27, 2020
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stevoj from Idaho

4.37/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz can from Tavour. Dark brown, fizzy head. Candy bar aromas from first crack of the can. Chocolate, nutty, sweet. Taste is more gooey chocolate sweetness with nutty flavors. This is a liquid candy bar. Slick. Smooth. Decadent.

Apr 17, 2020
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mothman from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Untitled art can. Tan head. Black color. Thick.

This is pastry. Macadamia nuts, chocolate cake, fudge, vanilla, and marshmallow. Sweet, light roast. Thick and dessert like.

Mar 23, 2020
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snaotheus from Washington

4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2020-03-21
12oz can served in a small Cantillon sample glass. Dated 02/10/2020.

Pours black and thick with a small head and a moderate amount of very fine, very slow carbonation. Smell is dessert. Rich, sweet, deep, nutty and chocolate. I'm pretty sure this is a pastry stout.

Taste is super sweet -- also a strong bitterness. Not enough to balance out, but enough to cut the sweetness a little bit. Again, chocolate and nutty. Makes me think of cake frosting.

Mouthfeel is thick, sticky, and rich. Overall, this is a very tasty, but extremely sweet beer. If you don't like pastry stouts, you probably don't like this beer.

Mar 22, 2020
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jimmah120 from Minnesota

4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12oz can, about a month old

Pours up black with a mocha head that quickly fades. Smells absolutely delicious: just like the name without a hint of alcohol. The taste is 'pretty liquory' but at 15% that's to be expected. Velvety smooth and overly sweet, with a hint of herbs that dovetails with the alcohol for a spicy finish

Way too delicious for 15%. An absolute treat. This beer alone made me a fan of the brewery. Not to mention their other great beers

Mar 16, 2020
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Brutaltruth from Ohio

4.41/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the 12 oz can in a snifter. This dessert brew pours a deep
brownish black with a nice head of khaki foam that subsides to a
thick ring, thin swirling layer, and shows nice lacing. Nose of white
chocolate (cocoa butter sugar and milk) dipped macadamia nuts
that are nicely roasted with touches of salt and roasted nutty malts
with cream, faint char, and sweet malts in abundance. Flavors follow
suite with nutty macadamia and sweet confectioners chocolate with
hints of salt from the nuts, some nice deep roasted elements, faint
coffee, light char, and a sweet malt forward finish. Nice mouth
feel; full body, slick, coating, light carbonation, and a rich
sweet finish that while a touch cloying is still mighty fine.

Overall, a SOLID brew from a great little collaboration with
Untitled Art.

Big thanks to the Little Lady's beer guy at Country Fresh Market
Beechmont for getting this!

Cheers

Mar 15, 2020
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 2/10/20; drank 2/26/20 @ the Yarchives.

Black/brown appearance.

A violent pour yielded a HUGE tan head; frothy lace.

Coconut, milk chocolate, macadamia & mild booze heat notes in the nose.

Creamy, thick mouthfeel.

Milk chocolate, coconut, macadamia & cookie dough flavors.

Sweet, surely, but also very enjoyable. Be careful with that ABV...

Mar 15, 2020
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GaryJohnson from Ohio

4.96/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Let me start by characterizing my comments. I have always had a preference for dark beers... since my first dark malted beer over 40 years ago. This being said I tend to try all full-bodied beers that cross my path. This includes, porters, stouts, Christmas ales, pumpkin ales, Oktoberfests, and the like.
This beer pours with a black 'heady' body and the taste is IMHO is a quite drinkable Desert Beer ! It is the smoothest milk stout ( typically not my favorite stout) that I have ever had. Maybe it's because it's a double, but it's melds with the chocolate and macadamia flavors in a smoother fashion than the other double milk stouts that I have sampled.
The beer that I used for this review was a 64oz. Growler fill w/ CO2 and cold at 45 deg F.
Smell is chocolate, sweet macadamia, and hints of vanilla. Flavors are an extension of the chocolate & macadamia without the sticky feel associated with other (maybe artificially) flavored stouts. There are no bitter notes left to this 'stout' and the mouthfeel leaves one with a warm, satisfied palate. ABV is high, but to me its on par with this full-bodied beer with a taste that's an homage to the golden age of brewing !

Mar 10, 2020
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schoolboy from Ohio

4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wally at Save-on recommended this, saying it would be phenomenal. He was wrong, as he often is, but he sold a $5 can to me. This brew is a collaboration with Untitled Art, and it was not listed under either, so I added it under Eighth State (which state is that, exactly). Oh, South Carolina! Ha, I just woke up there this morning, but now I'm in Miami (leaving on a cruise tomorrow).

Anyway, it pours dark and syrupy, and it smells like macadamia and coffee, but I guess the coffee is really just white chocolate. My son once won a solid white chocolate bunny that was as big as him, and we all ODed on white chocolate. I liked it a lot less after that. This is huge on the sweet, white chocolate taste. The macadamia nut is out front, but that white chocolate sweetness is all else you taste. Alcohol is hard to taste but after half a glass it hits you like a ton of bricks.

The complexity of the taste. if there is much, is hidden under those two huge tastes. It is an extraordinary brew, but I wish I had two less extraordinary ones.

Not recommended.

Mar 07, 2020
Macadamia White Chocolate Stout from Untitled Art
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 38 ratings