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Sweetwater Happy Ending Imperial Stout - SweetWater Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

844 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 844
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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Norseman

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

06-25-2014 11:50:21 | More by Norseman
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

2/5  rDev -49%

06-20-2014 16:07:44 | More by atlbravsrno1
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1424IpA

California

3/5  rDev -23.5%

06-20-2014 02:53:45 | More by 1424IpA
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tykechandler

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

06-19-2014 00:47:39 | More by tykechandler
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ajdemma

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

06-15-2014 00:34:39 | More by ajdemma
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Ya_Boy_Uneek

Alabama

4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

This is by far one of my favorite winter beers. My wife hates it, even better then. I love this beer, its rich, thick and grassy. It reminds me of the smells of fresh cut wet grass. Its smelly in all the right ways. Its dark and beautiful in a tall beer glass. The lacing is thick and sticky. I love this beer to the point, I bought every six pack of it in my town, and then drove to another town to get more. After my lovely 3 months with this beer, I can say, it is one of my favs.

If you love dark, rich, unique beers, give this a try during the season its out. Its not a typical Imperial stout, but its well worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2014 07:21:49 | More by Ya_Boy_Uneek
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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

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Georgia

4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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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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4/5  rDev +2%

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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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Sweetwater Happy Ending Imperial Stout from SweetWater Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 844 ratings.