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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Named of the original name of the city of Kennesaw (our home town), Big Shanty is not a little beer by any means. Made with real graham cracker crumbs and honey, itʼs sweetness is only challenged by itʼs strong roast and hop bitterness. A world class stout with an extreme amount of local flavor.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerIamBlog (20) - - DEC 22, 2012
Nice smooth beer. Very easy drinking for an imperial stout. Looks great in the glass. Even if you don't like graham crackers you should try it. But seriously , who doesn't like graham crackers? Right now, BHB beers are limited and hard to find so if you see one, get it. And for whatever reason if you don't like it, give the rest to me. - check out more at www.beeriam.com

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bulk_Carrier (3885) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - OCT 1, 2016
Poured into a snifter, the appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a thin off white to tan foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. Mild thin messy lacing weaves around the glass. The aroma starts with big sweet graham cracker crust. Slight raisin to balance. Subtle honey. The flavor brings in the sweet cracker/crust/crumb (so Graham cracker real sweetness) with once again the sweet honey to add a little bit. Raisin seems to faint a little bit more. Mild sweet graham cracker sweetness in the aftertaste leading into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a nice sessionable smooth sweet crisp feel about it. Low carbonation. Spectacular smoothness. Overall, everything seems to flow properly, of course I would have again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (5094) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2016
Appealing, vaporous, sweet, raisiny, pruney aroma. Very dark. Cinnamon roll, dark, spicy flavors. Cigarette, firecracker notes. Malty, maybe bocky. Roasty . Thanks to someone at Proof.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (2957) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - APR 27, 2016
Aroma: Big Cinnamon, Vanilla, Mild Graham Crackers... Appearance: Dark Brown Hue, Passes Minimal Light, Thin White Head Ring, Some Lacing... Taste: Cinnamon, Vanilla, Mild Sweet Bread... Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PorterPounder (7425) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2016
Atlanta, Ga - Taco Mac - Atlanta (Metropolis) - on tap. Deep, dark black motor oil like pour, nice film of a mocha colored head, decent lacing. Graham crackers, light cinnamon in the aroma. Flavor is solid with a solid chocolate base, some graham cracker accents, a touch of cinnamon, a distant hint of vanilla. Nice thick, rich mouthfeel. Pretty solid,

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kleptoctopus (16) - Georgia, USA - JAN 22, 2016
I bought a growler of this while my wife and I were trying to conceive. Iím not going to say it worked, but letís just say twins are a handful, and nothing soothes my woes more than a luscious graham cracker, gingerbread stout. Hair of the dog, eh?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
juiceisloose (1318) - Windermere, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2015
Growler. Pours a dark brown, nearly black in color and topped by a small layer of tan colored foam that quickly recedes to a thin film. The aroma shows notes of roasted cocoa, cinnamon, graham crackers, and molasses. A hint of vanilla comes through as well along with some hop bitterness. The flavor follows with dark chocolate, cinnamon, and graham crackers up front followed by vanilla and earthy hop bitterness to keep the sweetness in check. Medium bodied, but a touch thin for an imperial stout with balanced carbonation that leads to a roasted cocoa finish with some lingering spices. An interesting concept and fairly well executed. I enjoyed this. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ed5388 (3225) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2015
12oz bottle shared by Dan. Poured black with a small creamy beige head. Aroma of dark malts, vanilla , graham cracker, baby powder, and cinnamon. Taste of light dark malts, graham cracker, cocoa powder, cinnamon, vanilla, and again baby powder!! Maybe Iíve been changing too many diapers lately.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (6105) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 16, 2015
Dark brown, with a big beige head. Smells like vanilla and graham cracker, with notes of chocolate.Taste is nicely sweet, with more marshmallow and chocolate. some subtle red wine as it warms. tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (5635) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2015
12oz bottle shared by Dan. Poured a deep blackish body with a smaller light beige head. Aroma is sweet cookies, cinnamon, vanilla, raisin, puree, cinnamon toast. Flavor is the same, very nice. Palate is a bit light, carbonation is a bit light and the aftertaste fades quick.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Imaena (2231) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle. The flavoring comes off a little to spice heavy and saccharine. Interesting and local. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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