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Shackamaximum - Philadelphia Brewing Company

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very good

162 Ratings
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Ratings: 162
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.76%
Wants: 9
Gots: 15 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Philadelphia Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This is a rich, dark brew made with chocolate and Munich malts and aged on French oak.

(Beer added by: ffejherb on 03-09-2009)
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours out obsidian with an inch of tan foam sitting on top; a fair amount of drizzly lacing

Smell: Cocoa and a whiff of burnt wood

Taste: Chocolate and burnt toast with an ashy flavor building; in the middle there is a metallic tone; very woody in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: In a world filled with great Imperial Stouts, this one comes up short

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours from the bottle dark brown/Black, lots of lacing on the sides of the glass.and a small creamy Head! Smells of dark chocolate malts and roasted coffee.` Some cocoa and molasses.
Taste is very rich and malty with tastes of roasted malts,chocolate and sweet dark Molasses.
Nice hit of bitterness and nice hit of Alcohol.
Very rich and creamy in your mouth and very refreshing. Overall I give this one from Philadelphia Brewing a 4.25. It is outstanding and well worth giving it a try. Cheers to Philadelphia
Brewing company.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Black in color with dark brownish hues on the edges. Poured with a short dark beige foam that reduced to a steady, wispy cap. Sweet chocolate and dark roasted malt aromas. Aromas are earthy and slightly musty with s hint of freshly ground coffee at the back end. Slightly thick, smooth, delicate, oily feel with soft carbonation from the middle to the end. Dark chocolate flavors up front followed by roasted malt into the middle. A slow moving hoppy bitterness grows through the middle followed by bitter roasted coffee flavors and lightly charred malt. Finished dryly with a combined dark roasted malt and hop bitterness. Definitely on the sweeter side. Glad to see that this is available in the 12oz format.

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A: black body almost seemed not quite opaque; rather thin-ish looking on the pour; produced very little beige-colored head from a center-pour

S: dark roasty malts, of course; some typical hints of cocoa and espresso, a waft of woodsy oak and distant char

T: bittersweet dark roasted malt, but with an almost crisp, and maybe slightly herbal/tonic flavor - perhaps brought about by the hops and oak aging? Some espresso points, but the barley malt really stood out - very confident and rustic, with the French oak lending an air of sophistication

M: somewhat thin for an Imperial stout, no palpable carbonation, medium-light body (again, thin for typical Imperial stouts) - almost porter-like in feel; mellow bitterness, dry finishing

O: a decent stout, this one aged for about a year (never tasted one fresh); worth a buy and try. As it warmed, the oak character and chocolate barley malt melded quite smoothly. I liked it but didn't love it, as I may have been anticipating something with a little more heft to it.

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Shackamaximum from Philadelphia Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.