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 JoeMans
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of akk14
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Not huge on stouts, let alone RIS, however, this was great. So smooth.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.01/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

650ml bottle, with the coolest label+peel-off label out there. Served in a minisnifter glass. Pours a dark black body, light one finger offwhite head, not much retention or lacing. Smells of chocolate, espresso, a bit of dark fruit, fair bit of roast. Not too complicated. Flavour is chocolate and coffee, roast. It's a bit on the medium-heavy side, good body, lower carbonation, silky and smooth. Solid coffee stout with a nice body and good coffee flavour.

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Photo of Nichols33
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Barnoloid
4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Review from draft pour. Dark mocha in color with a thin head that dissipates quickly. Served at a reasonably warmed up temperature which allows the coffee to take center stage, which it absolutely does. The chocolate, dessert feel is balanced with the bitter coffee. There is some tiramisu sponge sweetness here without being overly sweet. Some marshmallow notes interplayed with raisins and cola. Great complexity.

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Photo of Gooseman80
4.44/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vic21234
3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bomber poured into a snifter. No bottled on date visible, but it is the latest vintage.

A- Pours black with a thin amount of khaki colored head which quickly fades.

S- Notes of roasty chocolate and coffee on the nose.

T- The smell carries into the taste. Notes of roasted malt are first and foremost along with dark chocolates. The coffee is present as well through much of the taste.

M- Medium to heavy bodied yet an easy sipper.

Pretty good imperial stout but I expected a bit more coffee flavor.

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

Photo of 4truth
4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of needMIbeer
4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of jgunther71
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dannycohen62
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EdFed
4.11/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of lillitnn92
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Knapp85
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jzeilinger
3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of millerbuffoon
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stompilator
4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pbgnar
4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

On tap into a snifter.
L - pitch black with a small caramel head that quickly dissipated
S - smells a bit like stale coffee
T - huge coffee flavor with a tiny bit of booze some vanilla and caramel
F - great mouth feel. Nice full body with lingering taste
O - very good beer. I've had it in the bottle and the coffee flavor came through much more there. To begin eat, coffee was a little too much from the bottle and not quite enough on tap. Other than that, very balanced with a great mouth feel

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Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of IrishColonial
3.81/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | 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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