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Sweetwater Happy Ending Imperial Stout - SweetWater Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

839 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 839
Reviews: 386
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 12.24%
Wants: 84
Gots: 119 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rajendra82 on 08-26-2004)
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JohnnyHopps

Indiana

3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance - The stout poured black into a pint glass with a 3/4inch mocha head. Lacing was left as the foam receded.

Smell - The aroma was largely composed of coffee with a hint of sweetness lingering in the background. The aroma leads me to believe this might be mildly sweet.

Taste - On the initial taste, I note burnt malts, coffee, cola, and a gentle measure of carbonation. The sweetness I expected really never comes through, leading me to label this a mild imperial stout. What is striking about the aftertaste is the burnt sugar that lingers on the back of the tongue. Though no incredibly potent, the taste has some staying power.

Mouthfeel - The tiny bubbles in the carbonation remind me of a nitro stout. It is smooth and creamy going down, but I would hardly label it as being thick.

Overall - I have been wanting to try this one for a while and was not bowled over by it. A nice stout, but nowhere near the top of my list.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2014 23:26:13 | More by JohnnyHopps
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GeorgiaGirl93

Georgia

4/5  rDev +2%

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Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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South Carolina

4/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2%

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Kentucky

4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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1/5  rDev -74.5%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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Sweetwater Happy Ending Imperial Stout from SweetWater Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 839 ratings.