Big Hugs - Half Acre Beer Company
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Reviews by jampics2:
3.7/5 rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
22oz bottle into a tasting snifter. I've been holding on to this to share at the right occasion, and a throw-down for a great friend who is leaving town seemed like a perfect opportunity. I believe this was an extra in a trade!
The beer looks great in the glass. It's a nice dark color with only the slightest touches of color variation around the edges. The black and dark brown liquid is capped with a nice off-white crown of foam that stays for a few minutes than sinks back into the abyss below.
The taste is full of roasty notes. The roasted malt gives dark chocolate impressions while the added coffee lurks a bit in the background. There's more of a molasses or fudge note than a coffee domination IMO.
The taste brings whatever coffee was missing in the nose, though. There's some initial sweetness, powered by roasted malts giving caramel and milk chocolate impressions. Then, the chocolate steals the spotlight, followed up by the coffee. A true star of the show, the coffee closes the experience in good form, dominating the closing set but also allowing the pervious flavors to sit in for a song or two.
The mouthfeel was really the only unpleasant or notably dissapointing aspect of this brew. It was just way too thin, with too little viscosity to balance out the flavors. Other than that, the booze was masked really well, and the beer was good overall. This is nothing jaw-dropping, but I would take another hug sometime in the future. Especially as an extra. Free hugs, right?
Serving type: bottle
04-18-2011 13:12:26 | More by jampics2
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3.88/5 rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Black. Nice khaki head. Leggy. Medium collar.
Smell - Deep roasted malts. Like coffee and dark chocolate. Some licorice.
Taste - Dark chocolate. Licorice. Roasty. Bitter coffee finish.
Mouthfeel - Medium heavy, but very drinkable. Medium carbonation.
Overall - Simple, but well made and drinkable for an imperial stout.
Serving type: bottle
04-14-2014 15:57:21 | More by Alieniloquium
Big Hugs from Half Acre Beer Company
93 out of 100 based on 423 ratings.