Giant
Great Adirondack Brewing Company

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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
ABV:
10%
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Avg:
3.26 | pDev: 0%
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1
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Great Adirondack Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
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thekevlarkid from Maryland

3.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Off the tap at the brewpub this beer was a truly opaque black color with a baking cocoa-colored head. The retention of the collar was great and the lacing looked just like a lace-top fishnet stocking, yum! The aroma was light for the style, doughy malt, toasted malt, hints of cocoa and alcohol. The flavors were semi-sweet and had a lot of alcohol punch to it, really reflecting how young the beer was. I tasted caramel malt first, followed by the distinct alcohol heat that was stepping all over the chocolate underneath it. As it warmed I tasted more butterscotch, toffee and wood notes with hints of vanilla. But all the flavors were sadly being quashed by the burden of the 10%. The mouthfeel was silky smooth but a little watery, the body full and the carbonation light. Perhaps with age this one would mellow out into some proper complexity but as it was I found it just too heavy-handed.

Mar 01, 2009
Giant from Great Adirondack Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.26 out of 5 with 1 ratings