Shackamaximum | Philadelphia Brewing Company

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178 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Philadelphia Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
philadelphiabrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is a rich, dark brew made with chocolate and Munich malts and aged on French oak.

Added by ffejherb on 03-09-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
178
Reviews:
92
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
12.57%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
25
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 178 |  Reviews: 92
Photo of Tre1994
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 57md
3.2/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown with slightly more than a finger of tan head. The nose has notes of roasted coffee with a hint of chocolate.

At that point - this offering falls off significantly. The most charitable thing that I can say is that the flavor does not live up to the promise made by the nose.

The overwhelming flavor is sweetness along with an almost tar-like essence. Also, there is some sour fruity thing going on in the background. All together, this does not work in a major way.

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Photo of buzzy
4.21/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CorkandCageAllentown
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CharlesK
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FrancisM12
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of skaboom420
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mitch3114
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of little_star
4.37/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stevenloures0
4.7/5  rDev +23%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic beer one of my favorites.. Flavors come out perfectly just a tad heavy

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Photo of JPowell712
4.33/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This imperial stout was very decent and easy to sip on. You get the chocolate and sweet aromas right off the pour. The taste is very smooth and very sweet. The alcohol is definitely noticeable in the warming feel, but it is hidden well. I like this stout very much and would recommend a try.

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Photo of zekeman17
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lambdon
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bryanboova
4.58/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Best PBC beer by far.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Drknight
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Gotti311
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brentk56
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours out obsidian with an inch of tan foam sitting on top; a fair amount of drizzly lacing

Smell: Cocoa and a whiff of burnt wood

Taste: Chocolate and burnt toast with an ashy flavor building; in the middle there is a metallic tone; very woody in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: In a world filled with great Imperial Stouts, this one comes up short

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Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Houser
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of beernads
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of jl2414
4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of Schmidts
4.34/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours from the bottle dark brown/Black, lots of lacing on the sides of the glass.and a small creamy Head! Smells of dark chocolate malts and roasted coffee.` Some cocoa and molasses.
Taste is very rich and malty with tastes of roasted malts,chocolate and sweet dark Molasses.
Nice hit of bitterness and nice hit of Alcohol.
Very rich and creamy in your mouth and very refreshing. Overall I give this one from Philadelphia Brewing a 4.25. It is outstanding and well worth giving it a try. Cheers to Philadelphia
Brewing company.

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Photo of chooch5
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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Shackamaximum from Philadelphia Brewing Company
3.82 out of 5 based on 178 ratings.
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