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Throwback Fat Alberta Imperial Stout

Throwback Fat Alberta Imperial Stout
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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   IBU: 78   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Fat Alberta is a flavorful, chocolate peanut butter imperial stout that will make your taste buds sing! Even if you think you donít like stouts or dark beers, we bet that Fat Alberta will win you over with her rich, chocolate roasty flavors and her intoxicating peanut butter aroma & finish. Itís a dessert in itself! For the foodies out there, there are a lot of creative ways to use this beer. Make an ice cream float. Add Alberta to your brownies. Make your own ice cream flavored with Alberta! Let us know what you come up with! 9.5% Alcohol by Volume (Beware- Alberta will woo you with her smoothness, but she can deliver a kick!) 78 IBU


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ReggieDunlap (3030) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2014
pours pitch black with a medium mocha head. aroma has burnt bittdrness and roastiness, caramel, toffee. flavor has lots of dark chocolate, bold roastiness, subtle dark fruits, hints of caramel and toffee...not much in the way of peanuts or peanut butter. mouthfeel is medium and creamy with a roasty and dry very dark chocolate finish that lingers nicely. a nice impy stout...very tasty...i just donít find much in the way of peanut.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcox90 (1529) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 6, 2013
22 oz bottle, cellared for a year, give or take. Pours dark brown, almost black with a thick 2 finger mocha head that just wouldnít quit. Head finally dissipates with any lace. Lots of peanut butter and chocolate on the nose. Very inviting. Sweet flavor with a light peanut taste and a bit of chocolate. Sweetness is kept from running amok by a dose of earthy, grassy hops. Palate is a bit of a disappointment. Just to thin for this style of beer. Over all, an decent beer, but the mouthfeel needs to be improved.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
msnelling09 (149) - Beverly, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 4, 2013
The beer pours a nice, midnight black with no light coming through. It pours with a head of tiny bubbles the color of a nice sandy khaki, bordering on orange. The head is a light scrim but still has a little height to it, and it leaves lines of thin and droopy lacing along the glass. The beerís body is completely indistinguishable due to the beerís dark coloring. On the nose, the beer smells of deep roasty peanuts with a nice touch of chocolate. The peanut smell is tremendously strong, tipping briefly into vegetal notes with touches of briny salt. Itís not the best smell right as it hits your nostrils, but as you smell further it becomes quite inviting. On the tongue the beer tastes chocolate sweet with a roasty bitter balance to the beer, and some slight saltiness from the peanuts. In flavor, the beer begins as sweet chocolate, which is immediately muscled aside by rich, homemade peanut butter flavors. I say homemade because the actually nutty flavor of the peanuts is beautifully present beside the richer flavors of cream. Salt and touches of herbal grass are also present on the tongue, but the peanuts are the main flavor here, and they are gracefully blanketed by a light flavor of milk chocolate. The finish is big peanuts, salt, and then a lingering creamy chocolate flavor that creates the aftertaste. In the mouth, the beer feels thick and creamy in body with a nice chewy mouthfeel and a soft, velvety carbonation with just a light bite. The mouth is left wet, but peanut dry on the very middle of the tongue. My only complaint is that I want this beer a little thicker. Overall, this is a hell of a unique beer. A peanut loversí beer for sure, with enough chocolate to interest the Reeseís lovers, too. It makes a great dessert beer, and would probably pair beautifully with vanilla ice cream. This is a beer for dessert, so donít go trying to session it. Definitely a beer to try, and a great beer from Throwback.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Marheb (1970) - Montrťal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2013
(Critique chaotique du extreme beer fest 2013): Goute et respire les petits pois, on se croirais ŗ la cafeteria...mon palais exige líťradication du beurre de peanuts dans mes breuvages.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (2988) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 30, 2013
22 oz. bottle from the Brewery. Peanut husk after a freshly cracked nut. The mouthfeel is a little thin yet , I will give it points on the unique factor. Coco powder, big time peanuts with a lot of peanut skins. This could be improved with some oat meal flakes for thickness. Needs more roasted barley.My biggest compliant is the body. Really needs more body. But as I sip it it kind of really grows on me. The peanut is a major influence no what.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Pouring at the Saturday sessions of Extreme Beerfest. Pours a clear brown to black with a bit of a ruby tinge to it under a thin tanned beige head. Big peanut butter, sticky caramel. Chocolate, peanut butter and cocoa. Toast, roast, chocolate, long cool roast. Starts off very nicely, but falls a tiny bit along the way.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8026) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2014 Bottle thanks to PhatDog1. Pours black with tan head. Nose is mostly peanuts - shells and all- and organic peanut butter with some cocoa, roasted chocolate and toasted black malt. Body is on the lighter side of medium for the style. Dry roasted peanut finish. Nose and taste is over 90% peanut. The most peanut forward beer Iíve ever had. Overall, I really enjoyed drinking this beer. If the body were a little thicker and the roasted chocolate malts were more pronounced this would be a real winner. That said, while I only rated this a 3.6, Iíd rather drink it than a lot of imperials that Iíve rated a 3.8/3.9, so I definitely recommend this.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (9542) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2012
Bomber poured a translucent dark reddiush brown with a lasting brown head. Aromas of peanuts, dark chocolate, carmel, light roastiness and a hint of licorice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of peanuts, dark cjhocolate, roastiness and carmel with a smooth lingering chocolate peanut finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewDad (4844) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Beer Bloggers Conference 2012
Dark murky black beer, with little head. Murky malt with lots of chocolate and peanut aroma and flavor. This was a intresting specialty brew. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LiteWait (267) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 24, 2012
Dark like motor oil. Aroma is sweet malt and peanuts. Thick frothy head. Mouthfeel is thick like molasses yet taste is all malt with a peanut aftertaste. A dissapointment from reading the label. Hardly any chocolate until it warms.. but peanuts is present after you swallow. Good to try, but not worth the $15 a bottle.


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