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Fatso - Good People Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

52 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 8.06%


Brewed by:
Good People Brewing Company visit their website
Alabama, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
78 IBU

A huge, viscous, full-bodied, dark as night, imperial stout yet somehow amazingly drinkable. Big aromas and flavors including dark fruits, roasted malts, dark chocolate, and spiced rum. Not for the faint of heart. Big but surprisingly nimble, as it can compliment any course of a meal.

(Beer added by: Bonhoeffer on 06-08-2009)
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Bonhoeffer

Alabama

4.8/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This was the first beer over 6% ABV ever legally brewed in Alabama. Served on cask at the 09 Magic City Brewfest.

I actually found myself wishing for some more carbonation. As cool as the cask tapping ceremony was, i'm not sure this beer is best served on cask.

Flavor was good. Not earth shattering. I felt some burn in my throat while drinking which i thought might be from some chiles, but Jason (the brewer) said no, no chiles. Vanilla bean. So maybe the vanilla bean gave it a little burn? Not sure.

Enjoyable, but i really look forward to having it on draught soon with some more carbonation to see what that does with it.
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Update 7/23/09: just had it on tap at the Clyde. The full production run of this baby blows the trial run cask away. Earth-shatteringly good. Some dark cherry, rum, lots of chocolate, pronounced hop kick, thick as molasses (not really, but humor me), darker than pure evil. A beautiful monster.

One of the greats. Good People is going to put Bham on the beer geek map; mark my words.

Serving type: cask

06-08-2009 00:47:22 | More by Bonhoeffer
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Fatso from Good People Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.