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

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

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by thecheapies on 01-20-2013

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Draft offering at the Pittsburgh location served in a snifter. The brew appears black with thin tan head. A full wall of lace sticks to the glass and a swirl revives a finger of brown froth.

The aroma is strong of roasted grain that blends into coffee. Some earthen notes and minor amount of blackstrap molasses and fruity raison alcohol mixes things up.

The flavor is straight earthen coffee with a bittermess akin to strong coffee, burnt grain and some herbal hop inclusion. An aftertaste of tobacco and char is left residing on the tongue.

This is a medium bodied brew with a light amount of carbonation. Overall this is one aggressive brew right here that has a lot of coffee notes despite not having coffee in it. Would drink again.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Eziel
4.28/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Hippy Sippy Imperial Stout

Pours a thick and dark brown with a small off white head. Served into a snifter, and lacing was minimal. Looked the part of a big stout, perhaps a touch lighter. Aroma of roasted malt and faint fruits. In the flavor, tons of roasted malt , smoke, coffee. Mild resinous hop bitterness with a small bite. There is a good smoke note but not quite campfire quality. Full bodied feel and well carbonated. Overall this is a tasty impy that is straightforwardly malty and roasted. Highlights the malts very well, and the potency is well guised. A rock solid stout from Fat Head's here.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Brenden
3.32/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of thecheapies
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
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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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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Fat Head's Hippy Sippy Imperial Stout from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Beer rating: 71.2% out of 100 with 111 ratings
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