Other Half / 3 Sons - The Game Is Thick - Maple | Other Half Brewing Co.

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4.2/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Other Half Brewing Co.
New York, United States
otherhalfbrewing.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial stout with coffee, cacao nibs and maple syrup.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
5
pDev:
4.52%
 
 
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User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 5
Photo of npolachek
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours pitch black with a decent head. Taste of maple as well as chocolate and good balance of sweetness. Also some taste of molasses as well.

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bought this and it's other Iteration at Other Half last week, eager to give it a go. As a few people told me, the version with the peanut butter was better than this but I still enjoyed this beer just as much as it went down easily for being so strong and unlike their recent bottled offerings, this didn't have an overpowering sweetness to it. Instead, the chocolate dominated here as this was pretty rich and full of cacao!

Nice, dark pour to this as it was almost as brown as brown could get. Topped off by a silky mocha head that took it's time to fully settle down and beautiful rings of lacing left behind, this was a beer that I could easily get behind from the get-go! Lots of cacao in the nose along with milk chocolate, coffee, and thick maple syrup. Lots of the latter was in the taste as this was quite thick and viscous with being too over the top. Molasses and sarsaparilla came through as this warmed up, making this beer even thicker and lingered on my palate (and upper lip!) long after the last sip went down...

Sure, this was a beast but it was pretty subtle and warmed up on me as the liquid got closer to room temperate. No sweetness or flashiness from peanut butter here but there's enough else going on and plenty to like regardless of that. Fun stuff that that's worthy, and appropriate for it's moniker. Glad I picked both iterations up!

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Other Half Brewing Co in Bloomfield, NY.

This one pours a fairly dark black color, with a small head, and basically no lacing.

This one smells like sweet maple, booze, roasted malt, boozy cold brew, and chocolate fudge.

This is definitely sweet, like most Other Half stouts. The maple is strong and syrupy, with just the slightest hint of dark chocolate to try to balance it out. There's a touch of coffee, and as mentioned before - loads of chocolate.

This is medium bodied, decently chewy, with an alright level of drinkability.

This isn't quite as good as the peanut butter version, but I still dig it.

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Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 5 ratings