Hype Whale | Atlanta Brewing Company

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3.87/5
Very Good
38 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Atlanta Brewing Company
Georgia, United States
atlantabrewing.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial stout aged on bourbon barrel oak chips

Added by jaydoc on 01-07-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,291
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
38
pDev:
12.14%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
11
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 38 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of petermethot
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IRAhopbomb
4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had 1/06/17

This is now in 16oz cans and reads "aged in bourbon barrels" instead of "aged on bourbon oak chips" as it formerly did.

I would have rated the previous iterations a 3.6 or so with weak bourbon and oak character, thin body, and forgettable. But this is big and bad, thick and chewy, and very bourbon forward without being too sweet.

This was very good and, for me, on the level of Beard Envy (my personal fave from red brick).

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Photo of Jcarriglio
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of KensWorld
3.17/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HeartofMiami
3.64/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Marklaker
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tim007007
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Qwest_35
4.45/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chris-1911
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of carrollmel7
4.4/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jvgoor3786
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oberon
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Came in a goblet jet black with a deep tan colored creamy head that never really settles.Espresso roast coffee,milk chocolate,and vanilla tinged oak in the nose.Milk chocolate stands out up front on the palate along with espresso,it gets just a tad sweet but it's quite rich on the palate.A smooth fuller feel is great for this beer,top notch but a one and done for me.

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Photo of facefox
3.21/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bmeGT
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TX-Badger
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours an opaque dark brown almost black with khaki colored head. Bourbon, oak, vanilla, chocolate, light roasted coffee on the nose; follows onto the palate. Full bodied. Finishes with bourbon and chocolate, lots of chocolate.

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Photo of jmhart
1.73/5  rDev -55.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Photo of Amguerra305
3.35/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured like it was going to have body and caused some excitement but it was all downhill after that. Bourbon and barrel notes were present but weak; alcohol came through the not booze. The taste follows the smell, notes of malt and bourbon and barrel but weak. It was also a tad light for being a ba stout. Overall I thought it was an impersonation of what a barrel aged stout is supposed to be. The barrel notes were the only thing that saved this beer from being a drain pour.

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Photo of Ohiovania
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nice oak. No bourbon. Base beer is very solid.

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Photo of MDDMD
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tazzman
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AlexFields
3.66/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OldManMetal
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This satirically-named imperial stout, part of Red Brick's Brick Mason Series, is aged on oak bourbon barrel chips. It pours, showing a slight viscosity, to a thin, dark brown creamy head that immediately decays to a medium collar, encircling a black hole of a body, effervescent and devoid of highlights. Lacing consists of fair bands and splotches. The nose is light in intensity; it leads with an unexpected cinnamon-like spiciness that is quickly obscured by a dominant oak character backed by more subtle chocolate and toffee notes and modest alcohol overtones. The palate is more assertive than the nose would predict: a seamless blend of toffee, molasses, bittersweet chocolate and booze, with a subtle oaky character behind it all. The finish is a significant hit of toffee; the linger is a fairly astringent, modestly bitter, moderately intense oaky/coffee flavor that lasts for a good while. Retrogustative olfaction is toffeelike. Mouthfeel is on point for the full body, and the texture is viscous, sticky/creamy, and slightly peppery from the well-expressed carbonation. All told, this stout lands slightly on the sweetish side of the balance, and the alcohol is fairly apparent. A more strongly-expressed aroma is the most obvious room for improvement. (12 oz bottle, illegible code date)

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3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dave_Treat
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Hype Whale from Atlanta Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 38 ratings