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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ricoslim (116) - - MAR 12, 2014
Had this on tap. I had a hard time picking up any flavors that resembled a graham cracker. The aroma lacked as well.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fluffy (1800) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2014
kinda dry and dusty, like its namesake, this one is meh but needs more depth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (3884) - Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2013
On Draft at the brewery poured a dark brown color with aromas of chocolate, cinnamon, light roast and some earth. Flavors were the same not much graham cracker but a decent stout a little thin and light on the palate. I like my stouts thick and chewy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GTAEgeek (1286) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2013
On tap at the East Roswell Taco Mac. Pours dark brown, with a medium, light tan head that dissipates down to a persistent beige film. The aroma is milk chocolate, light coffee, and a distinct hint of honey, cherrios, and whole grains. In short, it smells like a stout, with graham crackers. Very sweet up front, with burnt bitterness coming forward toward the end, and a fairly unpleasant sour aftertaste. Medium body, with a slick, almost oily mouthfeel. Overall, this is a unique, and tasty stout, but the palate and aftertaste leave something to be desired.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rdixon77 (834) - Georgia, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Nice, but fairly regular stout. Not much "graham Cracker". Dark pour with lingering Tan head. Mostly malty in the aroma. Medium maltiness with some dark chocolate. Smooth drinker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (6169) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - NOV 9, 2013
11/9/13. On tap at Bleu Cafe. Stoked for this one! Continuing my GA beer search! Deep, inky black pour with a small tan head that fades but laces really well - almost coats the glass entirely. Surprisingly muted aroma, even as the glass warms and opens up over time. A touch of roasted malt, bitter dark chocolate, definite acidity, a hint of booziness, and some cinnamon if you search for it. Rich flavor complements a medium-full body with good carbonation. Some roasted malts, dark chocolate, mildly tart acidity, a hint of a savory aspect, some char and ash, and if you really search for it, I suppose a lingering sense of cinnamon and vanilla that hints at graham cracker in the back of my throat. Not bad, not great. I would never guess graham cracker if given blind. A touch boozy and acidic as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (2145) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Very dark brown but clear. Small but durable light tan head. Rich roasted grain flavor. Graham cracker is hard to detect, at best. A bit too much char in the aftertaste. Aroma: sweet with a hint of sorghum. Feel: Smooth with soft, low carbonation. O: this is a big beer featuring dark roasted malts. A touch over-roasted for my taste, however.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2012
Date: September 22, 2012
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewery
Appearance: black, fine tan head, bits of lace
Aroma: rich chocolate aroma, touch of roasted, light sourness
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, caramel sweetness, touch of sweet grahm cracker

Date: December 15, 2012
Mode: draft
Source: brewery
still the rich chocolate but a lot drier, none of the prior sourness, just a touch of the ghram cracker sweetness,

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

I would like to rerate this beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
16oztorpedo (2) - Powder Springs, USA - MAY 31, 2012 does not count
This was a great stout. Appearance Stout Flavor. A lot of chocolate Not much of the cinnamon/Graham Cracker that I heard about but really good. Nanobrewery makes me wonder if early run was more heavy on graham cracker flavor, ABV was extremely covered 9.5 not even noticeable. Overall These guys are doing something crazy on the Atlanta brew scene. Launching in suburbs. WTF? (love the concept) Glad to call them neighbors. Excited to see the rest.

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