Big Hugs | Half Acre Beer Company

Big HugsBig Hugs
BA SCORE
92.2%
Liked This Beer
4.15 w/ 695 ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company
Illinois, United States
halfacrebeer.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
This beer is a thug. Big and chock full of tender embrace.

Added by emerge077 on 12-10-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,618
Reviews:
168
Ratings:
695
Liked:
641
Avg:
4.15/5
pDev:
8.19%
Alströms:
4.1
 
 
Wants:
295
Gots:
180
Trade:
16
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 695 |  Reviews: 168
Photo of Gkruszewski
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 5EKF
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Egotist
4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hobojungle
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of heddar33
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 98green
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap. Black and opaque look. Smell is roasty and toasted malts. Taste is all toasted malt, coffee comes after. It is close to tasting barrel aged although I know it isn't. Abv is hidden amazingly. I'd swear this is 6% tops, not 10. Overall an amazing RIS. Probably top 5 non-ba stout for me

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Photo of ruzzal
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZEB89
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Casey3236
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of probert
2.86/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.77/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of berben30
4.07/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Gambyt20
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pstam87
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bcbs4040
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of kreg02
4.67/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of grover37
3.58/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle for $11 from Puerto Rico Liquors in Chicago. Black, some retention. Nose of white chocolate and vanilla, very faint. Watery taste with light chocolate and an anise finish. Not good. Really light mouthfeel, incredibly thin. Not worth half what I paid for the bottle.

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Photo of metter98
3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is essentially jet black in color—only slight traces of dark brown are visible near the edge of the glass when it is held up to a bright light. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of dark malts are present in the nose; the smell gets a bit stronger as the beer warms up.
T: The taste has flavors of dark malts, a bit of roast, and coffee.
M: It feels a bit more than medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is a solid coffee stout and masks its alcohol very well.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of bnes09
4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of coz
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of beagleyx2
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hoosier222002
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Big Hugs from Half Acre Beer Company
Beer rating: 92.2% out of 100 with 695 ratings
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