Pimp My Sleigh | Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon

Pimp My SleighPimp My Sleigh
BA SCORE
3.98/5
86 Ratings
Pimp My SleighPimp My Sleigh
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Ohio, United States
fatheadscleveland.com

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by adamette on 01-12-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,854
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
86
pDev:
8.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
16
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 86 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of donzilake
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BergBeer
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VictorsValiant
4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 11/21/2016. Pours fairly crystal clear dark ruby red/light brown color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big raisin, plum, fig, date, cherry, apricot, apple, anise, pepper, clove, light banana/bubblegum, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, brown bread, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/roast, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, anise, and dark/bready malt sweetness; with great strength. Taste of huge raisin, plum, fig, date, cherry, apricot, apple, anise, pepper, clove, light banana/bubblegum, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, brown bread, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/roast, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal bitterness and yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark fruit, cherry, apricot, apple, anise, pepper, clove, light banana/bubblegum, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, brown bread, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/roast, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, anise, and dark/bready malt sweetness; with a great malt/spiciness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light dryness from bitter/spiciness, lightly increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, creamy/bready, lightly sticky/chalky, and slightly slick/syrupy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is fairly well hidden; a small pleasant warmth lingers after the finish, with no booziness. Overall this is an outstanding Belgian strong dark ale! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, anise, and dark/bready malt sweetness; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the big ABV. Extremely rich, complex, and well balanced between yeast/malt flavors. Superb style execution all around. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of fern22
3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TonyY
3.74/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Extrajoker00
4.27/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of monorailred
3.33/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Peaches13
4.46/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ONUMello
3.71/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a growler into a tulip
A: Translucent dark brown with a hint of red; the thin head disappears in a flash
S: Cherry, baking spice, plum/fig
T: Matches the nose; full-bodied, a bit hot
M: Full-bodied, a bit sweet/hot
O: Overall a decent interpretation of the style though I think FH does a better job with their hoppy beers

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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the great brewers from Fat Head's via Jungle Jim's in a growler
and served in a snifter. This fine Belgian style strong pours a deep moderately
clear red tinged brown color with a nice head of white foam that settles to a thick
ring, thin light layer, and nice light lacing. Nose of moderate booze, brown sugars,
raisin bread, and dark cherries. Flavors exceed the nose with brown sugars and
lightly warming booze soaked in raisin breads with notes of dark cherry and light
cranberry notes. Very nice mouth feel; smooth, rich, warming, lightly dry, and
with modest carbonation. Overall a fantastic brew from a great Ohio brewer.

Cheers!

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Photo of White_Whiskey
4.38/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Yancey82
4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of glass_house
3.81/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter

Pours opaque cola brown with some bright garnet highlights. One finger of off white head quickly dissipates. Aroma is comprised of the usual suspects for a Belgian dark, albeit a bit muted. Raisin, fig , plum, licorice and little spicy yeast.

Taste is a smooth medley of the aforementioned nose. Nothing is nearly as prominent as would be expected in an authentic Belgian dark. More sweet raisin and fig than anything else, and a bit of belgian yeast, but again, it's all a bit muted. That being said, there's nothing remotely offensive and it's as smooth as any aspiring pimp could hope to be.

Overall, the only complaint would be that the flavor profile is a bit tame for the style. Extremely drinkable for the abv, and I'll have no issues finishing my 4-pack.

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Photo of Duff27
3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tsgooch79
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PhilKeller
4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice balance.

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Photo of mattsucks
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cd_beer_disapear
4.85/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DanGeo
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Josbor11
3.82/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WoodBrew
3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a nice Belgian Dark Ale. It pours a dark clear amber with thin white head and no lace. The scent and taste are typical of most Belgian darks....nothing notable outside that. The mouthfeel is fuller in body with smooth carbonation. Overall this is a solid offering and worth the try.

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Photo of robgage
3.6/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GreyGhost4
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 86 ratings
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