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Sweetwater Happy Ending Imperial Stout - SweetWater Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

874 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 874
Reviews: 389
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 12.24%
Wants: 89
Gots: 131 | FT: 2
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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4/5  rDev +2%

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2/5  rDev -49%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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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.

Ya_Boy_Uneek, Jun 13, 2014
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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.

JohnnyHopps, Jun 12, 2014
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Sweetwater Happy Ending Imperial Stout from SweetWater Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 874 ratings.