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Giant Slayer - Tri-City Brewing Company

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123 Ratings
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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 18.32%
Wants: 1
Gots: 22 | 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:
Beer added by: david131 on 01-27-2009

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Ratings: 123 | Reviews: 44
Photo of breakingbland
3.68/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served from a bottle.

The beer pours a deep opaque brown. The head is a persistent whipped cream medium brown. There is an aroma of malt, as well as some fresh fruit and alcohol. The taste is typical of a stout along with some alcoholic heat but nice. The beer has a rich body and good carbonation with a luscious feel upon warming.

Overall, this is a good beer and I would get it again. It was pleasant but not harsh.

Photo of kyle_goochstink
3.85/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of profholt82
3.67/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chaz
3.21/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a pitch black in color, topped with a dark tan head. An aggressive pour allows for a nice-sized, dark tan head, and just a little in the way of lacing. Head falls at an average rate.

Nose is very good, roasted malts. Smells sweet, with notes of chocolate and espresso. Slightly acidic and tangy.

Rather sweet on the first sip, but with all of the aspects from the nose being otherwise present. Rich, a bit tangier than usual (and in a good way), reminding me a bit of Le Coq -- a benchmark of the style at some level.

Lighter in body than many examples out there today, but not by too much.

Seems to have been well-filtered, or at least there is not much in the way of sediment at the end of the pour.


The bar on this style of beer has been set fairly high for years, now, and Giant Slayer just squeaks-by as being slightly above average. Worth a try.

Poured from a bottle: No production codes / best-by dates that I can see.

Photo of Burgle1978
5/5  rDev +50.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Fantastic roasted coffee and Carmel flavor

Photo of ejmw
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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1.2/5  rDev -64%

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2.76/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4/5  rDev +20.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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1.68/5  rDev -49.5%

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.29/5  rDev -1.2%
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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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of Markus98
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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Giant Slayer from Tri-City Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.