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Giant Slayer - Tri-City Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
77
okay

109 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 17.77%
Wants: 1
Gots: 16 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Tri-City Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: david131 on 01-27-2009)
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BrewtalHonesty

Oregon

5/5  rDev +50.6%

10-04-2013 00:13:35 | More by BrewtalHonesty
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msquared36

Ohio

4.28/5  rDev +28.9%

Solid black - opaque. Little head retention or lacing.

Aroma is chocolate and smoke.

Taste of leather and tobacco with a finishing ripe dark fruit sweetness.

Very smooth with a fine carbonation.

Well balanced beer. The roasted, tobacco taste is strong, but not overpowering due to the sweetness. Hides the alcohol well. This is my first beer from Tri City and am impressed.

04-26-2014 02:14:05 | More by msquared36
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jamison_sheppard

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +28%

05-08-2014 00:47:45 | More by jamison_sheppard
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linnymtu

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +28%

07-27-2013 00:17:02 | More by linnymtu
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Boverhof3

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +28%

03-12-2014 03:53:56 | More by Boverhof3
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crossovert

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev +25.9%

12 oz bottle.

It pours pretty much the qiuntessinial way for a RIs Thick, inky black body with a huge fomay tan head that sticks forever before receding to some nice thick-walled style lacing.

The smell is pretty good. It is roasty, it reminds me of a baltic porter in a way, or rather an imperial baltic porter. Not in the yeast but in the overall cocoa, raoastinees, and caramel levels.

The flavor is pretty good. Just what I am looking for in a RIS, not too much cloying sweetness, waves of roasted malt flavors. Think abyss without all the additives.

edit: somehow i was the top score for this. I think there might have been a bad bath floating around out there.

01-05-2012 02:49:07 | More by crossovert
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BierFan

Michigan

4.03/5  rDev +21.4%

Appearance: Decent sized cappuccino colored brown head and a very black body. Real good head retention for the style. Doesn't leave that great of lacing.

Smell: Lots of roasted black coffee, char, dark chocolate. Kinda smokey.

Taste: Smoke and coffee with an appropriate bitterness. Bitter dark chocolate sweetness comes mostly in the aftertaste.

Amazing RIS for the price I payed for the 12 ounce bottle. I really wasn't expecting much from this beer but it was a very pleasant surprise for me.

10-06-2010 04:39:54 | More by BierFan
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JamnesCameron

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +21.4%

Poured into a snifter. Pours a deep, jet black with two fingers of tan head that drop rather quickly.

Aromas of dark roasted coffee, licorise, roasted malts, and some dark cocoa.

Flavors of dark cocoa, dark coffee, licorise. Finish is long, darkly sweet, with hints of bitter cocoa.

Mouthfeel is big, chewy, malty. Some alcohol warmth.

Overall a good effort. Nothing too aggressive or offensive.

06-01-2011 01:11:48 | More by JamnesCameron
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Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker

Michigan

4/5  rDev +20.5%

02-11-2014 18:05:37 | More by Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker
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blindpiggie

Colorado

4/5  rDev +20.5%

08-19-2014 17:40:11 | More by blindpiggie
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WakeandBake

Michigan

4/5  rDev +20.5%

A dark black color pour with a big long lasting brown head , leaving lots of sticky lacing , medium carbonation , A very nice looking beer . Aroma is of charred sweet malt , caramel ,nuts , toffee and chocolate . Flavor is sweet up front lots of roast , coffee and chocolate , alcohol is well hidden , some earthy hops (could use a bit more) yet a pretty good level of bitterness seemingly from the malt . full body , big chewy mouthfeel with a long roasty finish . Very drinkable . Not a tun of complexity but still a very good stout , I gave an extra point over all for a kick ass name and label . . This brewery is serious about beer and Im stoked to be able to get this at my local beer store. I have bought this as single several times now and is becoming one of my favorite MI stouts . NIce work Tri City

05-01-2010 15:44:32 | More by WakeandBake
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Lynn

Ohio

4/5  rDev +20.5%

09-03-2012 03:01:36 | More by Lynn
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JMasserang

Michigan

4/5  rDev +20.5%

06-29-2014 15:02:15 | More by JMasserang
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Zuidman

Illinois

4/5  rDev +20.5%

10-12-2013 22:53:11 | More by Zuidman
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JKIRBY

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +20.5%

11-24-2012 17:30:05 | More by JKIRBY
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.91/5  rDev +17.8%

Bottle shared by solidfunk (RB), 12oz into a tulip.

Dark brown, medium brown/crimson head that leaves a ring of retention. Nose is chocolatey, earthy, mild vanilla and tobacco. Tastes of chocolate, banana, roasted malts, sweet dark malts anf roast carries into the finish. Medium full feel, low smooth carbonation. Relatively drinkable, and altogether not that bad from a brewery I've never heard about.

02-11-2013 21:00:55 | More by liamt07
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DruC4

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +13%

03-13-2013 04:54:54 | More by DruC4
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CMUbeerenthusiast

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +13%

02-24-2013 06:35:47 | More by CMUbeerenthusiast
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jduprey007

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +13%

11-16-2013 14:32:00 | More by jduprey007
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schmityl


3.75/5  rDev +13%

01-14-2013 00:32:49 | More by schmityl
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Dr_Bahmbay13

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +13%

08-08-2013 02:38:58 | More by Dr_Bahmbay13
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drh1382

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +13%

05-23-2013 20:15:24 | More by drh1382
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krustster

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +13%

08-26-2014 03:15:44 | More by krustster
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themilkman87

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +13%

04-28-2013 19:58:49 | More by themilkman87
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Zone_Fighter

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +13%

06-08-2014 14:13:11 | More by Zone_Fighter
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Giant Slayer from Tri-City Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.