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Giant Slayer - Tri-City Brewing Company

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77
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103 Ratings
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 17.42%
Wants: 1
Gots: 14 | 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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murraymj

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

10-20-2013 01:00:32 | More by murraymj
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MaseFace

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

10-14-2013 03:33:01 | More by MaseFace
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Zuidman

Illinois

4/5  rDev +20.1%

10-12-2013 22:53:11 | More by Zuidman
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ohiobeer29

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

10-08-2013 05:24:21 | More by ohiobeer29
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BrewtalHonesty

Michigan

5/5  rDev +50.2%

10-04-2013 00:13:35 | More by BrewtalHonesty
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Rons35

Michigan

3/5  rDev -9.9%

08-27-2013 18:19:39 | More by Rons35
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Lukafer

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

08-13-2013 00:59:41 | More by Lukafer
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Dr_Bahmbay13

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +27.6%

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

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

07-18-2013 00:47:04 | More by fishmich
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ShreddedThumb

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

07-14-2013 21:59:24 | More by ShreddedThumb
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -9.9%

06-08-2013 03:14:00 | More by ygtbsm94
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HarrySTruman

Michigan

2.85/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2013 07:19:30 | More by HarrySTruman
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drh1382

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

05-23-2013 20:15:24 | More by drh1382
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themilkman87

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

04-28-2013 19:58:49 | More by themilkman87
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DruC4

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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

Michigan

3.1/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2013 23:56:46 | More by gmfessen
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CMUbeerenthusiast

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

02-24-2013 06:35:47 | More by CMUbeerenthusiast
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Danielr26

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

02-18-2013 19:26:37 | More by Danielr26
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.91/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Ontario (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2013 04:28:40 | More by Sammy
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ThickNStout

Georgia

2.56/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

12oz bottle from Beer Barron (Detroit, MI). 2.69. No bottling info but I brought it back from MI last June so it's at least 7 months old. Served in a Red Brick snifter.

Pours deep brown, near-black with a quarter finger mocha head that laces a decent amount.

Smells are muted but include cocoa, cream and a little caramel.

Taste follows the nose, including the 'muted' aspect. Cocoa, mocha latte, caramel, toffee and bitter/sour dark fruit skins.

Medium feel with an over sharp carbonation. Long bitter, almost sour cocoa/cherry pit finish.

Not really bad but far from great. As another reviewer suggested, I'm not sure if I'm dealing with an infected batch or just something that just plain isn't brewed to my preferences. At any rate I plan to pass on this in the future.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2013 06:22:33 | More by ThickNStout
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boonejag75

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -9.9%

01-18-2013 01:05:54 | More by boonejag75
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BlissJunkie

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

01-14-2013 18:45:11 | More by BlissJunkie
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schmityl


3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

01-14-2013 00:32:49 | More by schmityl
Giant Slayer from Tri-City Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.