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Big Hugs - Half Acre Beer Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

531 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 531
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 8.65%
Wants: 278
Gots: 130 | 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:
Beer added by: emerge077 on 12-10-2009

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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.

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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.

Big Hugs from Half Acre Beer Company
93 out of 100 based on 531 ratings.