Vanilla Big Hugs | Half Acre Beer Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by MasterSki on 12-28-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
38
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
31.55%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
8
For Trade:
1
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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 38
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Photo of Marius
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at CBC 2016. Very dark ruby pour. Coffee, chocolate and vanilla notes. Good.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MartyIU13
4.49/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oso
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Prager62
3.87/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at the Half Acre release served in their signature snifter.

Look- A thin dark coffee colored brown with a generous mocha colored head.

Smell- Weak coffee, some roast, a slight hint of vanilla trying to poke through.

Taste- Bakers chocolate, a little coffee, and a hint of vanilla in the finish.

Feel- Oily, but on the thin side with a semi dry finish.

Overall- I've enjoyed buying a couple Big Hugs every year, so I figured to give this a try since I was in Chicago for the weekend of the release. A good enough beer, but nothing spectacular that raises the bar to world class status. The coffee and vanilla are both a little lacking in aroma and flavor for me.

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Photo of mendvicdog
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of xdtfx
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HartsyThaiFood
4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of johunnic
5/5  rDev +21.4%

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

Photo of ericdavidmorris
4.45/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mychalg9
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gotti311
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 1

Photo of dedbeer
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thewimperoo
4/5  rDev -2.9%

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

Photo of spycow
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I've never had the regular Big Hugs, but this was an excellent beer. I had it at the Half Acre Big North event.
L - Dark color as you'd expect, with a light head that sticks around longer than I'd have guessed.
S - vanilla, as you'd expect, though fairly light
T - Creamy vanilla mixed into a stout. If you like stouts, and you like vanilla, and you like them mixed together you'll really like this. It's smooth for a 10% stout, though it didn't hide the alcohol as well as some can.
F - the right level of thickness
O - a really solid stout. I got back and forth between 4.25 and 4.5

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Photo of mikedogg195
2.84/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of my_knew_craft
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chris-1911
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dmsulli
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of Jd2391
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of CityofWind_brew
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mrn1ceguy
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Vanilla Big Hugs from Half Acre Beer Company
4.12 out of 5 based on 38 ratings.
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