Happy Ending Imperial Stout | SweetWater Brewing Company

Happy Ending Imperial StoutHappy Ending Imperial Stout
BA SCORE
75.9%
Liked This Beer
3.92 w/ 1,123 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:
#5,843
Reviews:
425
Ratings:
1,123
Liked:
852
Avg:
3.92/5
pDev:
11.73%
Alströms:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
123
Gots:
256
Trade:
6
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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured out of a 22oz bottle. this one is black and opaque. it smells a bit more hoppy than other stouts that i have had...re minds me of a black ipa. the taste however is more stout than ipa. the finish is a lot less bitter than an ipa....but taking the hoppiness out of the equation, this is a good stout and the hops is just an interesting twist. happy ending imperial stout is solid... ill put it up there with other good stouts ive had.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter. Label says Best if Enoyed by: 12/17/13

A- Pours a completely opaque black color with a 3/4 inch light brown head that bears great retention time before slowly settling to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a large center patch of surface foam. Melty lacing clings to the glass and stays while leaving random streaks behind. Very good-looking beer we've got here.

S- Fresh piney hops combined with a sweet caramel-like malt roastiness. Very pleasant with hints of chocolate, citrus and nut.

T- Taste is also quite hoppy with plenty of dark roasted malt to compliment. There's a grassy bitter plus sweet mocha dynamic that I find to be very unique and enjoyable. The alcohol is very well-masked leaving lots of room for all the other flavors to dominate.

M- Thick, delicate and moderately creamy. Also a bit dry, with medium carbonation and a robust body.

O- A well-hopped impy stout from the Sweetwater gang. These guys prove time and time again to be one of the greatest breweries that don't overextend themselves into too many markets, experimental tangents or popularity gimmicks. They just make solid beer for their core audience and I dig it. Cheers to that.

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Happy Ending Imperial Stout from SweetWater Brewing Company
Beer rating: 75.9% out of 100 with 1,123 ratings
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