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Happy Ending Imperial Stout | SweetWater Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.92/5
Very Good
1,125 Ratings
Happy Ending Imperial StoutHappy Ending Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company
Georgia, United States
sweetwaterbrew.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by rajendra82 on 08-26-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,204
Reviews:
425
Ratings:
1,125
pDev:
11.73%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
123
Gots:
256
Trade:
6
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,125 |  Reviews: 425
Photo of John44
4.78/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Maybe my favorite imperial stout. It just hits the sweet spot for me for whatever reason. I've enjoyed it on draft and from the bottle. Definitely better on draft, but still nice from the bottle.

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of reitzbrewing
4.57/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PierceTheElder
4.27/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jcorn
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ommegangpbr
3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A little thin for me, given the style. I don't know if this is a thin batch, given what other people have had to say about this beer. The flavor is roasted sweetened coffee stuff. The alcohol content is actually pretty well hidden. Given other things I've had from this brewery I was expecting a more pronounced hoppy experience; the hops are there but the stout flavors balance it more than I anticipated. Still, I would get this again.

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Photo of Dilbert65
4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tard24
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of c00ller
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigGold
3.72/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First had poured from 12-oz. bottle, stamped best if enjoyed by "12/17/16," into faceted mug. Pushing the taste(less) envelope with the name and label, this is a big but unsophisticated beer.

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Photo of Invinciblejets
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: Jet black bubbly tan head.

S: Odd hoppy a bit roasty some green peppers maybe??

T: Roasted malts some chocolate a bit of those sweet vegetal peppers end with a nice coffee taste

F: A bit light mouth fell could be heavier but suit the flavor profile well.

O: A decent stout I've certainly had worse. Very very drinkable!

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Photo of madelf66
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBen5
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sweetdemonsweat
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WCKDVBZ
2.48/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

This is a Black DIPA, not an Imperial Stout.

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Photo of moarmare
3.67/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jlang2012
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Shanty76
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sahd-1
4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FBGordon
3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured on draft into an Irish pink glass.

A: Pours a dark chocolate, almost black with a frothy khaki head that laces nicely throughout.

S: Notes of coffee and roast, a touch of hops in the nose and a little booze.

T: Taste is a very straightforward and well-balanced array of coffee, toast and chocolate.

M: A little thin through the middle for my tastes on an Imperial Stout, it nonetheless is a palatable beer; the thick head adds to the carbonation, scrubbing the palate nicely which prevents and roasty acidity from settling in.

O: Overall not bad, with such a solid ABV and being a Dbl/Imp Stout I expected a little more waistline for this beer. I recommend it for stout drinkers in warmer weather since it's a little lighter in the body.

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Photo of capnamerica
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dustin_Sallitt
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My first offering from Sweetwater. The smell is prominently milk chocolate, with some fruity hops coming through as well. The taste is fantastic, with a chocolate potency taking center stage with notes of cherry, berry, some roast, and some sweetness shining through. Reminds me of a chocolate covered berry, in milkshake form. The body is pretty good, nice and creamy, could be thicker but certainly nice where it is.

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Photo of Corburk
4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crow
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DevWand
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Happy Ending Imperial Stout from SweetWater Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 1,125 ratings
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