Giant Slayer - Tri-City Brewing Company
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3.91/5 rDev +17.8%
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 +9.3%
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
2.56/5 rDev -22.9%
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.
01-23-2013 06:22:33 | More by ThickNStout
3.13/5 rDev -5.7%
A: Pours black with an explosive three fingers of brown head that fades into a thin ring with a little lacing.
S: Roasted malts with creamy chocolate and coffee aromas. The finish is smokey and a bit charred.
T: Roasted malts here as well with bitter cocoa and some slight coffee notes. The finish is slightly bitter and charred with an odd sour cherry character.
M: Thick body with mid-high carbonation, this beer has higher carbonation than most imperial stouts, but it works out well.
O: An alright imperial stout overall. It's a bit lacking in depth and I think it might be a bit infected based on the slightly sour flavor and high carbonation.
10-08-2012 00:44:38 | More by n2185
3.58/5 rDev +7.8%
A: This is a jet black beer with a medium brown head. The head dissipates to a ring around the glass after a minute.
S: The strong malt aroma take on qualities of coffee, a slight chocolate and some burnt notes. There are moderate dark fruit notes of prune. There doen't seem to be any hops aromas but there is some alcohol.
T: True to style the flavor is deep rich and strong with roasted and dark grain flavors dominating. The roasty grain has flavors of coffee and chocolate with a moderately-light plum flavor. There is a bitter sweet chocolate flavor going on with a moderate amount of bitterness. The alcohol is evident but no too strong. There is a bit of sweetness in the middle but it all comes together with a relatively dry finish and lingering bitterness.
M: This beer is velvety and full bodied with a moderately light level of carbonation.
O: Giant slayer has a rich roasty coffee and dark fruit aroma with an outstanding mouthfeel. The first impression from the aroma had me anticipating a beer brewed with coffee the aroma was that strong. It's a good Russian Imperial, but not my favorite
08-05-2012 22:58:28 | More by MadScientist
3.38/5 rDev +1.8%
This beer poured a medium bodied dark chocolate brown in color with a dark khaki lacing around the glass. It looks harmless enough. The nose is full of chocolate with some earthy leather to it. It almost has some salty smoke to it as well. The flavors are light yet effective. There is plenty of bitter chocolate, plenty of dark malt, an ever so slight roast, and that earthy leather again. It's decent. This beer could definitely have more body. It's probably the lightest I've seen yet for the style. It isn't off putting, just below average for the style. It drinks light enough to be an easy drinker, it just doesn't have a lot of flavor. It's definitely not as bold as it could be. It's not bad, just not much better than average.
04-09-2012 20:14:34 | More by aasher
Giant Slayer from Tri-City Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.