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Big Hugs - Half Acre Beer Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

476 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 476
Reviews: 150
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 8.63%
Wants: 266
Gots: 117 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 12-10-2009)
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3.74/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bomber from Dec. '13, enjoyed from a coffee mug.

A: Dark and viscous-looking with a creamy khaki head

S: Smells like chocolate milk with licorice, roasted malts, and pretty faint coffee

T: Toasted malt, licorice, baker's chocolate, and sweet, sugary, creamy light-roasted coffee. Licorice flavor is quite strong (along the lines of Kalamazoo Stout). It's bitter too, but it's a hop-based, rather than a coffee-like, bitterness. And there's a cola-like sweetness to the flavor.

M: Silky smooth, with a nice, dry, coffee-like bitter aftertaste

O: Big Hugs is a bit sweeter and much less coffee-forward than I'd prefer for an imperial stout with coffee, but it's an enjoyable beer nonetheless. I had one back in December of last year and don't remember it being any better than it is now.

blankenhoney, Oct 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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3.88/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle shared by HopasaurusRex, thanks for the opportunity!
Pours a solid black with a creamy tan head that dissipates rather quickly. Huge coffee aromas as well as some chocolate roast and light brown sugar. Light earthy aromas and a very faint dark dried fruitiness round out the aroma quite well. The flavor is rich dark chocolate maltiness with a bunch of creamed coffee poured over it. Light fruit and earth round out the flavor quite nicely. Medium body with a light to moderate level of carbonation. Really nice coffee brew, I'm glad I got to try this.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap at Half Acre Out of the Vault Series from 2012

A) thick, dark used motor oil color two finger Mocha color head leaves good amount of lacing.

S) coffee, milk chocolate, black patent malt

T) sweet milk chocolate, espresso, toasted bread, coffee finish.

M) thick like melted chocolate ice cream.

O) great coffee stout, glad to
Have had the 2012 version on tap.

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Big Hugs from Half Acre Beer Company
93 out of 100 based on 476 ratings.