Fatso - Good People Brewing Company
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Reviews by Bonhoeffer:
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.
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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4.09/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
On tap at Hop City, Birmingham.
A: A very dark brown, almost black, with a mocha colored one finger head that lay there staring up at me. Curtainy lacing.
S: Chocolate, anise, leather, malty. Heavy duty.
T: strong, hefty, robust. Semi sweet chocolate arrives with malts and light espresso notes. A thick, dry finish. What a great sipper.
M: medium with medium, frothy carbonation.
O: A stellar IRS. One of the best surprises from my sampling at the bar. For a stout, this is a real easy drinker. The wait staff think highly of this overweight gem. Recommended.
Serving type: on-tap
01-27-2014 01:21:38 | More by brewskifan55
4.25/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Batch #4, bottled November '10, bottle #66. Thanks GPHarris for sending me this bottle, which was poured into a snifter.
A: Opaque dark brown/black, with a finger of frothy, dense, tan head. Solid lacing is left behind on my glass. Just in case you were turned off of any other Good People offerings (coffee oatmeal stout, in my case) because of an over-carbonated appearance, there's nothing to worry about here. Everything is top of the line.
S: Given the age of this beer, the coffee aromas are outstanding. Lots of tangy dark fruit, bittersweet chocolate, and roasted malts show up as well. Very well done.
T: Dark fruits lead the way, closely followed by the aforementioned dark fruits and roasted malt flavors. The flavors combine very well, each complementing one another perfectly, which certainly leads to my overall appreciation of the flavor.
M: Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation (though lively for the style). Creamy and smooth, with a rather dry finish. It's hard to believe I'm drinking an imperial stout given this beer's mouthfeel, and I could keep sipping this one down all night with ease.
O: A very solid beer from Good People, very happy to have had the chance to try this. Incredibly drinkable, complex, and with a great mouthfeel. If you see this, pick it up without a second thought.
Serving type: bottle
09-15-2012 09:38:32 | More by AwYeh
3.93/5 rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
A: Poured jet black with a nice brown cap, good amount of bubbles and lacing remain
S: Big dark chocolate balanced with milk chocolate topped with fresh coffee beans. Very nice.
T: A nice blend of creamy milk chocolate upfront with a nice blend of bitter dark chocolate. Loads of coffee beans are there but not as prominent as the chocolate and roasted malts The taste is dry, creamy with a bitterining finish
M: Big body as this style should be but a little thin, fairly clean, lots of cocoa sit on the palate
O: Very good overall. No major complaints.
Serving type: on-tap
08-05-2012 13:20:22 | More by barleywinefiend
Fatso from Good People Brewing Company
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