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Fat Head's Hippy Sippy Imperial Stout | Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon

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Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Ohio, United States

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by thecheapies on 01-20-2013

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Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 107
Reviews by thecheapies:
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3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark and creamy. Lip of dark tan head.

Dusty chocolate, dark fruits, French press coffee, and medium roastiness.

Robust malts provide the bitter chocolate and coffee notes. Light plum and creamy tones. Finishes with booze and some earthy bitterness.

Great creamy feel, aided by the carbonation, despite the body holding out at a medium-heavy. Silky, and with a sparkling finish. Nice feel.

Nice impy. I'd look for this again.

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Beer #12 8/9/13

This beer is brown, and fairly thick. It looks stout thick, though I wouldn't say it looks imperial stout thick. Left on the glass are clingy rings of tan lace after a slow fade off a head just over a finger tall.
This beer is roasty with some cocoa in it, a bit of bitterness to a fairly strong malty backbone. I could pin this for a stout by the character, if barely by the strength. I wouldn't pin this as imperial, though, much less an RIS. It just doesn't have the depth. There's a tangy note going into the finish.
The body is pretty good, but not nearly full enough for the style. It's pretty smooth, and it's not too thin, it just doesn't quite meet the standard.

Is this a better than average beer? Yes. Is it a better than average RIS? no. Fathead's makes some styles very, very well, but some need work.

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On tap at Fatheads Pittsburgh

On tap at Fatheads Pittsburgh

A- pours pitch black in color with a small creamy khaki color head that reduces completely, leaving some lace behind

S- sweet dark fruity malt up front with notes of fig, currant and black cherry, hints of dark chocolate close it out

T- dark fruit flavors follow the nose with flavors of dark cherry, fig, and currant. Hints of chocolate kick in before finishing with some coffee on the linger

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that continues into the finish

O- lots of dark fruit, easy drinking

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Fat Head's Hippy Sippy Imperial Stout from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
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