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Giant Slayer - Tri-City Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
77
okay

119 Ratings
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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 18.67%
Wants: 1
Gots: 19 | 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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5/5  rDev +50.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Fantastic roasted coffee and Carmel flavor

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3.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

$ 1.89/12 oz bottle at Lager Mill
Bottle at 40 degrees into imperial pint
Aroma of malt and chocolate
Head – basically none – a small head forms but disappears almost immediately after the pour, leaving a 2 mm ring which is light brown
Lacing none
Body very dark brown to black, opaque
Flavor of dark malt and chocolate, moderately sweet; no alcohol, no hops, no diacetyl. There is some bitterness at the end.
Palate full, creamy, soft carbonation.

Overall, a decent RIS with a good price point. The flavor could have more depth and longevity, but overall this is an acceptable gateway RIS.

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4.28/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Giant Slayer from Tri-City Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.