Collision Stout
Holy City Brewing

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Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #2,070
Ranked #31,200
3.76 | pDev: 11.44%
Holy City Brewing
South Carolina, United States
Very Good
Notes: We’ve got some pretty kickass neighbors, and Palmetto Collision, a family business that’s been operating for over 35 years, is one of them. We made fast friends with Mike, who helps fabricate our tap handles. Mike likes stout, so we collaborated with him on this hoppy namesake brew. Instead of having a collision on the road, have this collision “in yo’ FACE!”

60 IBU
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 34 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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ordybill from Georgia

4.54/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the tap into a snifter at the Holy City brewery. The appearance is black in color with a small tan head. The aroma is roasted malt and chocolate. The taste is a great big swirl of roasted malt and some coffee. very good

Jun 28, 2016
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PorterLambic from Florida

4.23/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A black hole with a wee tan head covering it. No lace, none expected.
Smell is a good mix/balance of toasted malt, dark chocolate, lighter notes of molasses, whiskey and smoke with an indeterminate hit of sweetness hiding in the back.
Taste is very similar. Notes of cocoa, toasted malts, whiskey, some faint prune and smoke, too. Nicely done.
Hides the 8.5 fairly well but there is some warming which hangs around forever to keep you honest. Full body is within reach, effervescence is quite light. A really good brew.

I like it in my face hole.

May 02, 2016
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icehawk from South Carolina

3.05/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.75


 Appearance: Pitch black 

 Aroma: Cocoa, coffee 

 Taste: Bittersweet chocolate 

 Palate: Heavy body. Fairly bitter upfront all the way through the finish. Coating, oily mouthfeel. 

 Overall: Good, although the dark malt bitterness is pretty dominating.

Aug 07, 2013
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metter98 from New York

3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Vineyard 55, Bluffton, SC

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a finger high dark tan head that died down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of dark chocolate roasted malts in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of dark roasted malts and a light to moderate amount of bitterness, which lingers through the finish along with the roastiness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little dry and chalky on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This stout is quite toasty but might not be a bad selection if that is your cup of tea.

Mar 02, 2013
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welldigger888 from South Carolina

4.68/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours an opaque black abyss with a wonderful tan head that caps this india ink well leaving legs of lace and motor oil like residue on the sides of the glass.

Roasty roasty goodness that brings some hints of anise, dark bread, coffee & chocolate.

Roasty grainy caramel bitterness that goes super creamy coffee chocolate a hint of booze and a slight firm bitterness from the hops I presume.

Thick full & creamy. Wonderful stuff and I am lucky to be only a couple of hours from the source!!!

For ALL this brew has it is immensely drinkable. Which for the deep tan stains on glass like motor oil, That my friends is one helluva accomplishment.

Seek & Drink!

Jan 05, 2013
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Bung from Michigan

3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a mini-growler at Charleston Beer Exchange.
Basically black, quite frothy dark tan head.

Aroma, Plenty of roast, dark chocolate, molasses and caramel.

Taste, More roast here than the nose. Roast malt, anise, large amount of chocolates. Coffee and some hop presence in the finish.

It's just a tad lighter than some. Still about creamy and coats well enough. Drinks very well, I didn't notice the abv at all. Slightly lower abv helps the drinkability already.

Rock solid, I think I enjoyed the Graveyard Shiftee Imperial porter just a tad more, even though this one shows I rated higher. Still worth trying, especially if you're a Charleston local.

Feb 02, 2012
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avalon07 from South Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: On-tap at Gene's Haufbrau. Had a jet black color and a thick texture. There was a half inch of creamy, tan-colored, long-lasting head. Great lacing.

S: A subtle aroma of malt, coffee, and some hops.

T: Tasted of coffee, a little chocolate, malt, a fairly high amount of hops, and a nutty quality as well. A bit on the boozy side, but still a tasty beer.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Full-bodied.

O: A completely drinkable and enjoyable beer. If you like bigger beers give this one a shot.

Jan 22, 2012
Collision Stout from Holy City Brewing
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 34 ratings