Big Hugs | Half Acre Beer Company

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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
Ratings:
693
Reviews:
168
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
8.54%
 
 
Wants:
296
Gots:
180
For Trade:
16
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Illinasia
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of earljones199
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ScotNH
3.78/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikeypnh
4.11/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mike
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kylo76
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lanciloti
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Redrover
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to my brother for grabbing me a couple of bombers!

Served in a imperial pint glass, the beer is black with a stick tan collar.

I love the aroma of roasted malts, coffee, & dark fruit.

It is a one two punch of darkly roasted malts and coffee. It is bitter but I think it is from the dark roast. There is also raisins, molasses and bit of coco. The alcohol is well hid as the beer is not a bit hot.

The mouth is smooth and silky.

When served at the correct temperature with a bit of age on it, this beer is tough to beat.

Well Done!!

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Photo of JackieAnton
3.71/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sourdog
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ARoman
4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

*transferred from old notes - 12/30/2013*
22oz bomber poured into a snifter. The coffee-forward nature of this one comes through immediately. A blend of fresh ground and fresh roasted coffee beans burst through. This is accompanied by an undertone of dark cherry and maybe some melon (cantaloupe?). A bit of caramel aroma peaks through as well as the hint of alcohol. It’s a deep, rich red-brown, nearly opaque pour with a milky brown head. Initially it appears that this one’ll have nice head retention, but it slowly retreats to a thin, wispy layer leaving very trace amounts of lacing along the glass. Medium-heavy sweet malty flavoring deriving from dark fruits and milk chocolate hit the tongue first, but quickly give way to a mellow, but very much present, coffee bitterness. Creamy texture, medium body, aided by above average carbonation in the mouth makes this a dangerously smooth beer - especially to an experienced coffee addict!.It does get slightly sticky near the end of the bottle and finishes with a decent alcohol kick - although it’s fairly mellow, not really offensive by any means - which provides a nice warming quality to the swallow. This fades to a mild roasted coffee aftertaste with some spiciness to it (I’m thinking licorice / anise), but it’s a very mild and light aftertaste at that

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Photo of cd34
4.44/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bilco
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BMMillsy
3.91/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of kscaldef
3.52/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ethanmc12
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kvgomps
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hit728
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of XmnwildX12
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ovaltine
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mikexw
4.58/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CaptainFleeker
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jbwimer
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of greg4579
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kwm5067
3.69/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Big Hugs from Half Acre Beer Company
4.1 out of 5 based on 693 ratings.
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