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Sweetwater Happy Ending Imperial Stout - SweetWater Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

952 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 952
Reviews: 407
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.02%
Wants: 99
Gots: 172 | 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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Photo of JeffKowalek
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I'm normally an ipa guy

Photo of Keene
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2015 release. This big-bodied Impy is as black as they come. A thick, inky pour releases a persistent head the color of wet sand. Pungent and somewhat dank hop aromas greet your nostrils immediately (thanks, Simcoe), promising to disappoint anyone looking for a malt-heavy chocolate bomb of a beer. With that said, this year's dry hopped Happy Ending is well-balanced to the taste. Licorice, black bread and coffee meld nicely with pine, black currant and a mild degree of spiciness. A prickle of carbonation and a bitter finish complete the experience. Definitely an American take on the style.

Photo of jroberts8811
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Kyrojack
2/5  rDev -48.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This is dumb. Liquid licorice.

Photo of Brycecarolina
4.55/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of grover37
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GarrettBoots
4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of david18
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of BeerGuy09
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of wbeaver
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Ballard7003
4.21/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of camartin27
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of olradetbalder
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of 79beckmatt
5/5  rDev +27.9%

Photo of chcfan
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of BigRedDog
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of rspauldi
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of memphischas
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of bleedsblu
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of CraigTravor
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of krustycamaro
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of RavenForBeer
4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

Photo of rudzud
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
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

Photo of Roland
3/5  rDev -23.3%

Sweetwater Happy Ending Imperial Stout from SweetWater Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 952 ratings.