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Giant Slayer - Tri-City Brewing Company

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118 Ratings
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Ratings: 118
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 18.18%
Wants: 1
Gots: 18 | 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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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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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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3.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle
no visable date, purchased 12/13

A- Wow, insane amount of head, with only about half the bottle in the glass before I had to stop head was about 2inchs high lol. Dark mocha colored head, after 2-3 minutes the head fell to less than a finger high, but left crazy amounts of lacing all the way to the top and stays stuck. Beer is near black in color.

S- Was hoping for more after the crazy head. You can smell the roasted malts, some cocoas, small amounts of dark fruits, slight amount of coffee, some vanillas in the finish. Its all there I suppose, but nothing stands out and goes BAM.

T- Real close to the nose, with nothing jumping out to make you want to run out and grab more.

M- Medium body that is more watery than slick. Was expecting more creamy with the head, but no. Carbonations is light and fizzels over your tongue as it coats it.

O- The head is the most impressive part of this one and everything else is rather average, nothing bad, but nothing that makes me want to stock it. It was a good price at under $2 for the bottle, and worth trying just because its affordable. Average beer probably worth trying if you see it on the shelves.

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Giant Slayer from Tri-City Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.