Style: Spice Beer
Avery Brewing Co. Nuttiest Professor
What the brewers say
“Unwilling to compromise, years of experimentation haave finally yielded a beer that uses real peanuts to create a rich and decadent stout that allows all elements—the bourbon character, peanuts, and dark malts—to shine.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Boozy, soy sauce, licorice, peanut butter (maybe) with rounded rich chocolate and roasty, toasty malt.”
Flavor: “Sweet, rich chocolate with hints of marshmallow and toast. Soy sauce, peanuts, roast, and dark chocolate. Strong and sweet with an underlying umami aspect. Big and assertive alcohol presence.”
Overall: “This is a fantastic barrel-aged stout with a lot going on. Lots of umami and soy sauce and a nice peanut character that tastes like the nuts themselves and not overly-sweetened peanut butter. Rich and intense with a note on the end reminiscent of smoked meat. It’s a ‘trick’ beer but a fun one at that—very strong and smooth—be careful how much you drink!”
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