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Sweetwater Happy Ending Imperial Stout - SweetWater Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

916 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 916
Reviews: 399
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.28%
Wants: 97
Gots: 150 | 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:
Beer added by: rajendra82 on 08-26-2004

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to JLindros for sharing, 2014 vintage.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice oily black hue with a thin mocha head that leaves light suds.

S - Aromas of sweet malts, light dark fruit, caramel, light chocolate, faint char.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, light char, sweet malts, dark fruit, caramel, milk chocolate, faint roast. Pleasant.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly creamy, still, a bit heavy on the carbonation, lightly thin.

O - Overall, the stout wasn't bad, just not quite as chocolatey as I'd like. Could be worse though.

Serving Type: Bottle

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2014 vintage thanks to itsme_timd (Reddit), shared with rudzud.

Small creamy darker barely covering head that fades quite quickly, great legs, pitch black beer.

Nose very malty, lots of sweet brown malts, sweet biscuity toffee and candy like almost brown sugar, some dark candied raisins, mild mild cocoa and black like malt, touch of a caramel fudge, faint roast and coffee syrup.

Taste brings more sweet brown malts, more biscuity toffee, faint candied raisin and fruity slight tangy, with more fig like fruit. A slight spicy earthy hop, fair bitterness, faint pine too. Little fudgey like brownie on the back end, raisin and fig too. Finish is fair bitterness with mild earthy spicy hop, more fudgey brownie, some light raisin and fig, little brown malt.

Mouth is med to fuller bod, decent carb, booze hidden well at least.

Overall meh.

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Sweetwater Happy Ending Imperial Stout from SweetWater Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 916 ratings.