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Big Shanty Graham Cracker Stout - Burnt Hickory Brewery

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110 Ratings
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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 27
Gots: 32 | FT: 5
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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Ratings: 110 | Reviews: 23
Photo of AlexFields
4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Photo of classixIII
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on draft at Trackside Grill in Kennesaw, GA.

For my taste this is one awesome stout. Deep dark thick black. The graham cracker spices were there in the aroma and the taste but not at all overpowering. Smooth and creamy. Alcohol just right at the finish. Had a few, wish I could have brought some home with me.

Photo of TKEEET
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BeerSD
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of QuentinCall
3.27/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Solid. Just undone by some cheap vanilla and a slack feel.

Photo of wrw5031
4.91/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ckr1451
4.54/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MaltLickyWithTheCandy
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of markgugs
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SP1_FLA
3.59/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ChrisHopsy666
4.88/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ZacHawkins
4.8/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PA-Michigander
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of justinthegypo
4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ethanmc12
4.36/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ljoreilly
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tempo1684
4.73/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Genie
4.9/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Outstanding flavored stout! The graham cracker taste is totally there, but not overwhelming. Nice balance of flavor and sweetness. Don't even taste the alcohol either (+huge plus+).

Photo of bcornwell74
4.22/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StevenNebulous
4.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dar482
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The beer pours out in a big thick quality and is black.

The aroma hits of lots of graham cracker spice. It immediately smells like lactose, yet simply being a oatmeal stout. Lots of caramel, vanilla, and sweetness.

On the flavor, that sweetness attacks again. The graham cracker almost offers a fall/winter spiced stout flavor. Up front is thick, but the beer's body falls away onto a medium mouhtfeel. A sweet smooth honey quality in the middle. However, a bit lacking in robust malt quality without some dark chocolate to balance out that sweetness.

Photo of kushlash23
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of halo3one
3.84/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Received in a trade with eee
22 oz bomber dated 12/24/14. Pours a dark cola brown with a khaki head of about 1/2 finger. Soapy lacing. Fair amount of light making its way through. Aroma is intense graham cracker, spices of nutmeg and cinnamon, and brown sugar. Flavor follow through on the nose. Reminds me a lot of the cinnamon and sugar graham crackers I used to eat as a kid. Body is slick and on par with most oatmeal stouts.
Overall, this is pretty dang good. Flavor is unique and can be overwhelming at times, but really good effort and spot on for what it claims to be.

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Big Shanty Graham Cracker Stout from Burnt Hickory Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.