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Giant Slayer - Tri-City Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
77
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104 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 104
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 17.47%
Wants: 1
Gots: 15 | 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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schmityl


3.75/5  rDev +13%

01-14-2013 00:32:49 | More by schmityl
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beergorrilla

Michigan

3/5  rDev -9.6%

12-21-2012 15:27:44 | More by beergorrilla
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JKIRBY

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +20.5%

11-24-2012 17:30:05 | More by JKIRBY
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-21-2012 23:59:43 | More by Gatordaddy
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zonker17

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-06-2012 01:58:09 | More by zonker17
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Gtg642

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

10-20-2012 02:34:03 | More by Gtg642
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n2185

North Carolina

3.13/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2012 00:44:38 | More by n2185
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vrbulldog22

Ohio

3/5  rDev -9.6%

10-02-2012 03:48:06 | More by vrbulldog22
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

09-27-2012 17:57:18 | More by DaveHack
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Lynn

Ohio

4/5  rDev +20.5%

09-03-2012 03:01:36 | More by Lynn
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CSFerrier

Kansas

3/5  rDev -9.6%

08-25-2012 01:57:34 | More by CSFerrier
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snowbeard


2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

08-09-2012 21:40:52 | More by snowbeard
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MadScientist

New York

3.58/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2012 22:58:28 | More by MadScientist
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amishbooze

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

07-10-2012 23:54:34 | More by amishbooze
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bozodogbreath

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

06-09-2012 04:36:13 | More by bozodogbreath
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Zaphog

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

06-04-2012 01:40:54 | More by Zaphog
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Christov

Michigan

2.25/5  rDev -32.2%

05-26-2012 04:01:22 | More by Christov
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gratefulbeerhead

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-10-2012 00:45:13 | More by gratefulbeerhead
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redfacedshooter

Michigan

3/5  rDev -9.6%

04-24-2012 02:49:40 | More by redfacedshooter
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aasher

Indiana

3.38/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2012 20:14:34 | More by aasher
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jmich24

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

03-19-2012 00:47:06 | More by jmich24
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ghostwalker

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on tap in a MI Whole Foods.

A: Appropriately dark body with a thin finger of tan head.

S: Not a lot of nose. Roasty, malty, slightly fruity.

T: Dark fruits and roasty, in that order. Low complexity and no real hop character. Thin on flavor for the style. What there is is a well balanced combination.

M: Thin, slightly oily. Decent carb level.

O: Solid, but unexceptional RIS. Love the D&D influenced label.

Serving type: on-tap

02-18-2012 20:45:53 | More by ghostwalker
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moserine

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-17-2012 06:14:07 | More by moserine
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schultzi22

Indiana

3/5  rDev -9.6%

01-29-2012 03:48:42 | More by schultzi22
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Rostie

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

01-10-2012 11:10:59 | More by Rostie
Giant Slayer from Tri-City Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.