Giant Slayer - Tri-City Brewing Company
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2.85/5 rDev -13.9%
Poured a dark brown with a small head into a tulip.
Smells like chocolate and malts. A bit of toffee or coffee rings through.
Tastes of chocolate and roasted malts. A hint of something sweet, but really just a hint.
Mouthfeel is kind of thin and almost carbonated. Really lacks the smooth and robust profile I prefer in an RIS.
Worth a taste, but a bit below average for the style. Lacks any real complexity and isn't much of a warmer. I think the thin mouthfeel is where it really falls short. I think the lower ABV for an RIS at 8.5% may be a reason why it is so underwhelming. Not a big flavor or a nice, thick RIS.
05-31-2013 07:19:30 | More by HarrySTruman
3.1/5 rDev -6.3%
Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, Giant Slayer is black as night and pours like motor oil. The head is one-finger, fluffy and mocha colored. The nose is all malt as you might expect, dark fruits like dates and currants along with roasty malt notes like burnt coffee and dark chocolate. The taste follows suit with the fruity notes coming to the forefront; acrid, bitter notes on the finish. Mouthfeel is light for a RIS, with the carbonation being very inactive and thin. Overall, not an overly impressive RIS... Drinkable but not something to seek out.
02-24-2013 23:56:46 | More by gmfessen
3.91/5 rDev +18.1%
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
3.63/5 rDev +9.7%
Great head, thick and very bubbly. Black body. Aroma is chocolate and roasty. Taste is coffee and sweet. Rather sweet for a RIS. Rather fair for a RIS, but quaff able. Thanks Josh for sharing. Middling mouthfeel, though a spot acidic.Mouthfeel is tingling.
01-27-2013 04:28:40 | More by Sammy
Giant Slayer from Tri-City Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.