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Fat Head's Hippy Sippy Imperial Stout - Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon

Fat Head's Hippy Sippy Imperial Stout
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59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.44%


Brewed by:
Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: thecheapies on 01-20-2013)
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Brenden

Ohio

3.31/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Beer #12 8/9/13

This beer is brown, and fairly thick. It looks stout thick, though I wouldn't say it looks imperial stout thick. Left on the glass are clingy rings of tan lace after a slow fade off a head just over a finger tall.
This beer is roasty with some cocoa in it, a bit of bitterness to a fairly strong malty backbone. I could pin this for a stout by the character, if barely by the strength. I wouldn't pin this as imperial, though, much less an RIS. It just doesn't have the depth. There's a tangy note going into the finish.
The body is pretty good, but not nearly full enough for the style. It's pretty smooth, and it's not too thin, it just doesn't quite meet the standard.

Is this a better than average beer? Yes. Is it a better than average RIS? no. Fathead's makes some styles very, very well, but some need work.

Serving type: on-tap

08-12-2013 17:47:56 | More by Brenden
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Draft offering at the Pittsburgh location served in a snifter. The brew appears black with thin tan head. A full wall of lace sticks to the glass and a swirl revives a finger of brown froth.

The aroma is strong of roasted grain that blends into coffee. Some earthen notes and minor amount of blackstrap molasses and fruity raison alcohol mixes things up.

The flavor is straight earthen coffee with a bittermess akin to strong coffee, burnt grain and some herbal hop inclusion. An aftertaste of tobacco and char is left residing on the tongue.

This is a medium bodied brew with a light amount of carbonation. Overall this is one aggressive brew right here that has a lot of coffee notes despite not having coffee in it. Would drink again.

Serving type: on-tap

09-20-2013 16:59:36 | More by stakem
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark and creamy. Lip of dark tan head.

Dusty chocolate, dark fruits, French press coffee, and medium roastiness.

Robust malts provide the bitter chocolate and coffee notes. Light plum and creamy tones. Finishes with booze and some earthy bitterness.

Great creamy feel, aided by the carbonation, despite the body holding out at a medium-heavy. Silky, and with a sparkling finish. Nice feel.

Nice impy. I'd look for this again.

Serving type: on-tap

01-20-2013 07:01:35 | More by thecheapies
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Hippy Sippy Imperial Stout

Pours a thick and dark brown with a small off white head. Served into a snifter, and lacing was minimal. Looked the part of a big stout, perhaps a touch lighter. Aroma of roasted malt and faint fruits. In the flavor, tons of roasted malt , smoke, coffee. Mild resinous hop bitterness with a small bite. There is a good smoke note but not quite campfire quality. Full bodied feel and well carbonated. Overall this is a tasty impy that is straightforwardly malty and roasted. Highlights the malts very well, and the potency is well guised. A rock solid stout from Fat Head's here.

Serving type: on-tap

07-20-2013 19:13:33 | More by Stinkypuss
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From Notes:
Served on-tap at the brewery on March 26th 2013

A - Totally pitch black with one finger of tan head, thick wall of lacing
S - Fig, cherry, roasted chocolate, nice smoke, a little woody.
T - Mild smoke, bitter earthy dark hop tone, drive fruit, very subtle though, roasted coffee and chocolate.
M - Creamy yet still a tad bitter, not overly sweet
O - Very good imperial stout, not record breaking, but solid, balanced with a decent complexity of flavors.

Serving type: on-tap

04-11-2014 20:56:22 | More by Omnium
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hustlesworth

Ohio

4.44/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- cask conditioned so I'm labeling the serving style as such. Completely black with a thin beige head and walls of lace. Can't believe how light colored the foam is.

S- big roasted and coffee with cocoa. Woodsy sweetness and mineral water. A hint of wet dog but not so bad.

T- huge roasted flavor, more so than most RIS of this caliber. Chocolate and coffee are pushed to the back for burnt barley and herbal hops to for thru. Woodsy and earthy. Bits of vanilla, caramel and booze.

MF- large bodied. Fine cask carbonation. Creamy and sticky.

D- pretty awesome

Serving type: cask

05-22-2013 00:22:12 | More by hustlesworth
Fat Head's Hippy Sippy Imperial Stout from Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
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