Happy Ending Imperial Stout | SweetWater Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
1,121 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
Ratings:
1,121
Reviews:
425
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
11.86%
 
 
Wants:
124
Gots:
257
For Trade:
6
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Ratings: 1,121 |  Reviews: 425
Photo of CBrodbeck
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HopintheSouth
4.54/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Klourie
3.48/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CWCrisman
4.43/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mwckiltedsavage
3.38/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TX-Badger
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque dark brown almost black color with khaki colored head. Roasted malt, raw cocoa powder, and some light toast on the nose; follows onto the palate. Full bodied, and a little rough around the edges. Finishes with more raw cocoa powder and roast.

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Photo of ackeeper
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Mole628
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 4

I had a blind tasting. I thought it was a black ipa when i tasted it. I was suprised it was a stout.
I like it alot

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Photo of radius129
3.62/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Photo of TheDole
3.59/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of j0hnc2468
4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of epyon396
3.72/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MjamesL
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of walterk
3.46/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smithj4
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bdel34
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ClePaul
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ksimons
3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A-black in color with two fingers worth of tan colored head

S-roasted malt aroma with chocolate and dark coffee

T-taste is similar to the smell with a roasted malt backbone, chocolate, roasted coffee, and earthy hops

M-medium body, a bit on the thin side for the style, light carbonation

Overall a bit too light in the body for me, overall there are better offerings out there

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Photo of redfish2942
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CharlesK
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamesBondGA
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of petewheeler
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Happy Ending Imperial Stout from SweetWater Brewing Company
3.88 out of 5 based on 1,121 ratings.
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