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Big Shanty Graham Cracker Stout - Burnt Hickory Brewery

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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 16
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Burnt Hickory Brewery visit their website
Georgia, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ChainGangGuy on 04-22-2012

Named of the original name of the city of Kennesaw (our home town), Big Shanty is not a little beer by any means. Made with real graham cracker crumbs and honey, itʼs sweetness is only challenged by itʼs strong roast and hop bitterness. A world class stout with an extreme amount of local flavor.
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Reviews by GameFreac:
Photo of GameFreac
3.37/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

On tap at the open house on 2/16.

Appearance: Pours a midnight black with a finger of a white head that dissipates quickly.

Smell: Smells of dark fruits, slight chocolate, and some graham cracker.

Taste - Taste mirrors the nose.

Mouthfeel: Thick mouthfeel. Alcohol is masked well.

Overall: More dark fruits than I was expecting and probably my least favorite of the day but I still liked it.

More User Reviews:
Photo of chinchill
3.7/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very dark brown but clear. Small but durable light tan head.
Rich roasted grain flavor. Graham cracker is hard to detect, at best. A bit too much char in the aftertaste.

Aroma: sweet with a hint of sorghum.

Feel: Smooth with soft, low carbonation.

O: this is a big beer featuring dark roasted malts. A touch over-roasted for my taste, however.

Photo of VinceMig
4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ltdantheman
3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of Keith_R
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of mlhyatt
3.42/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is literally like drinking liquid cinnamon and nutmeg. And then its thin on top of that. Not impressed.

Photo of BuckTuckian
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of jlove5
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of DerrickW
4.65/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ThickNStout
4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz pours at Loco Willy's (Marietta, GA). Served in a pint glass. 

Appears deep brown with chestnut edges and about a quarter finger pale tan head. Sheet of lacing nearly coat the glass. 

Smells of hot cocoa, graham and vanilla with a wisp of alcohol. 

Oh, that's nice! Spiced graham cracker, cocoa, cinnamon, toffee and vanilla. It's like a chocolate graham cracker malt. Enough going on to keep the near 10% abv from seeming like much at all. Quite tasty. 

Moderaty heavy feel with just enough carbonation to make it dance on the tongue for a bit before settling into a long sweet grahamy finish. 

Burnt Hickory can't possibly get to bottling this fast enough for my liking! It really delivers on the graham cracker, similar but not quite as well as Southern Tier delivers on a flavor with Choklat. A well done original flavor profile and highly recommended. 

Photo of Kmccabe33
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of GDawgs34
4.52/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GABrew
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rrski198
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of mdlb44
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of AmandaRae
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of M_C_Hampton
4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: dark almost black, short tan head

S: very sweet, vanilla, cinnamon

T: graham cracker, sweet, cinnamon, vanilla

M: thick, low carb

O: excellent unique flavor

Photo of wcu80
3.94/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of alk3kenny
3.88/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice dark color creamy head with a nice lace though head is gone quickly. Smell is slightly sweet little boozy maybe a hint of cinnamon... lets taste it... boozy boozy creamy mouthfeel but astringent slight sweetness in second sip definitely a beer to warm and savor good but not great not really getting the graham cracker in the taste....

update: Had this again recently and it seems they have improved upon the recipe... More graham crack and much nicer on the palate. This brewery is quickly becoming one of my favs check them out!!!

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of GaBengal
4.07/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hanzo
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of Burman69
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of TonyJ815
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrewDogBarley
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

This is THE beer that got me hooked on Burnt Hickory! Absolutely amazing graham cracker stout.

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Big Shanty Graham Cracker Stout from Burnt Hickory Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.