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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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.

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Travlr (26423) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Draft at GABBF. Brown color, brown head. Aroma of Nutella and toast. Taste is similar. Good stuff.

BuckeyeBoy (8860) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 28, 2016
22oz bottle thanks to Steve. Pours out brown topped with a small tan head. Nose is cardboard old hops and a rich malt. Taste is more of the old hops rich malts. Past the prime.

after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, 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%.

AmEricanbrew (7080) - 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

5000 (6900) - 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.

jgb9348 (6586) - 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.

Bulk_Carrier (6064) - Vermont, USA - JAN 14, 2014
In the bottom right corner stamped in black; "MFG 03222013" Is this from last year, by looking at the date? I dunno, but I’m liking this so far; Into a mug. The appearance has a hazy dark brown colored body with a one finger white foamy head that dies at a nice pace leaving some nice foamy lacing in its wake, spiderwebs slightly after a good minute. The smell is nutty and malty with some nice added chocolate to add a slight sweetness, do I smell root beer? I think so, but I like it. The taste is mainly sweet through the previously mentioned flavors, nutty aftertaste, sticky yet dry nutty finish. On the palate, its on the medium side, sessionable - hmmm... not as much as some American Brown Ales can, but given the ABV level I can see why this isn’t - no worries. Overall, its about time, Kassik’s - good job, not sure if this is aged as I’m still trying to understand what the date means on these 22 oz-ers, but I’m liking this for the most part, Kassik’s best one so far, perhaps. I say you hit one out of the park with this one.

BrewDad (5667) - 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.

SHIG (4965) - 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.

rondphoto (4508) - 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.

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