RateBeer
overall
75
34
style
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Big Nutz offers all the complexity of a rich full bodied Nut Brown Ale while giving it an Imperial Twist with an alcohol content of 8.5 %. Celebrate with our Big Nutz, you’ll be pleasantly surprised.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (13511) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Draft at GABBF. Brown color, brown head. Aroma of Nutella and toast. Taste is similar. Good stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle:   Deep burgundy, moderate frothy tannish head, nice lacing.   Bready and biscuity nose.   Slightly sweet, slight graham cracker and caramel.   Lots of toffee and Bit-o-Honey (think honeycomb cereal) on the tongue.   A little metallic on the backside, which really is distracting.   Its seems to build at the finish.   Bodya and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Starts out okay, gets a little better right up front, but then the metallic note comes in and WHOOOSH, negates everything.   The honeycomb cereal does get a little overbearing too.   Lacks bitterness to counteract the sweetness.   Surely feels like a big Brown Ale, but the metallic note and over abundance of honeycomb cereal kill it.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6265) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2013
22. Pours an opaque dark brown with a dense and creamy tan head that falls away, leaving a thin rim and plenty of lace. Mild brown bread nose, even when warming up. A bit of molasses in the background. Creamy, silky medium body with soft carb. Brown bread, bread crusts, a bit of molasses on the mid palate with a mild bready finish. Very approachable, very finishable. Just not a hell of a lot happening for 8.5%.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AmEricanbrew (6014) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Clear ruby red color with ivory sheen. Chocolate, caramel, coffee, seaweed aromas. Medium body with soft co2. Chocolate, caramel, toffee, nutty sweet malty flavors--too sweet

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewDad (5040) - Olympia, Washington, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Brown in color, clear with a thin tan head. Nice imperial brown flavor and finish. Lots of chocolate and coffee flavor and finish. This was a very nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (4859) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Rich, super muddied brown coloured body with a nice deep brown colour and a thinnish, single centimetre tall light brown head. Aroma of alcohol, pit fruits, earth, mushrooms, grain, yeast and of course a lot of nuts. Medium-bodied; Rich hop flavour at first with some grassy notes coming out, then showing a lot of caramel and sugars coupled with toffee and the ever-present earthiness. Aftertaste is all nuts and caramelised sugars with a rich pit fruit finish - nice and robust. Overall, a very nice brown with tons of flavour and a good alcohol presence, but somewhat muted which works nicely. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from La Bodega in Anchorage, Alaska on 04-October-2014 for US$8,00 sampled at home in Washington after celebrating running a marathon earlier today in Maryland on 29-November-2014.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
maxwelldeux (3811) - Everett, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown color with a moderate tan head on there. Nose has a moderate amount of caramel and toffee in there and seems just slightly boozy. Taste is sweet with a cloying aspect to it that hangs on the palate too long.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SHIG (3667) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle: Poured a dark brown with red hints to the edges, the head is about a finger to finger and a half beige. Aroma is malty with a hint of nuts. Taste is roasted malts, light nutty chocolate, and strange metallic hops. I’m torn between liking this and not.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JAN 8, 2012
22 oz bottle. Aroma of biscuit dough, toast, walnuts and some coffee. Flavor is rich, biscuity/toasty malt with a light hop character for balance and no alcohol taste. Medium body with mild carbonation and a smooth, silky mouth feel. This is a great Imperial Brown, it really drinks just like a 5-6% beer. Lots of rich malt and not overly sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (2297) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Thanks to Terry Stovall for bringing this back from Anchorage. Clear dark brown with a long-lasting light brown head, lace that sinks back into the drink. Taste is bold toasted caramel malt with a bit of chocolate and vanilla. It flows smoothly to a slightly bitter finish (all that is needed). The alcohol is well-hidden, which makes it dangerously good. Recommended.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50