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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Ratings: 693 |  Reviews: 168
Photo of razorsdescent
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of wolfpac255
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gibgink
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerDown
3.61/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hgonz22
4.14/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of South2NW
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Agentveba
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OneEye78
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gotti311
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of acashk
4.81/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BSiegs
3.79/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Beautiful dark black pour with two fingers of light brown foam. Retention and lacing are average. The aroma is big chocolate with slight notes of coffee, roast, and earthiness. The taste follows the aroma, with dark chocolate and roast leading the way. Feel is medium full, with low carbonation and very smooth. Balanced finish. Overall, a nice imperial stout.

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Photo of pants678
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Conn454
4.41/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of thatoneguymike
3.97/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Zoomslowik
3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of johnnymaltby
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DJChaseTheBase
3.92/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had on tap @ Twisted Spokes Chicago. This beer is a nice imperial stout w/ not to much complexity. It is a simple easy to drink Imperial stout w/ your typical coffee and chocolate flavors. Didn't feel it really gives you that heavy mouthful like some imperial stouts. Very smooth none the less. Would be interested in picking this up in a bomber at some point for an easy drinking stout.

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Photo of larryarms847
4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a rich dark brown black with a fair amount of frothy light brown foam retention.

Wonderfully abundant notes of sweet and bitter chocolate, fresh coffee grounds, and a fair amount of earthy, roasty goodness.

Chocolate and roasted flavors explode up front with a subtle toffee/caramelized sweetness on the back end.

Heavy-bodied, light-medium carbonation, sticky, semi-chewy, bitter-sweet.

Overall, while the hype around this is strong and lines at the brewery on release days wrap around the building, the hype is definitely warranted. Very solid balance of sweet and roasty/earthy bitter character.

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

Photo of 30helens
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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