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Half Acre Big Hugs Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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This beer is a thug. Big and chock full of tender embrace.

A specialty brew. Grab it when you see it. 10% ABV.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ddemmingjr (741) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle aged from 4/13 - pours black with minimal head but a persistent tan ring of head and nice lacing. Nose of coffee, roasted and caramel malts, cocoa, vanilla and milk. Lively carbonation which is nice to see after 2 yrs in the cellar. Vanilla, roasted malts, nuttiness, subtle raisins, milk chocolate splendidness. Drinkable and surprised at the ABV so well balanced ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrana (526) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Pretty good sweet stout with nice coffee and roasty notes. Slightly creamy body with some mild vanilla and caramel.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (4907) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2015
Bomber@Luxury tasting#1: Served at roomtemperature in a Chouffe glass: North Pole version: Thanks to Ferillo: Medium sized creamy beige head on top of a black colored beer. Aromas of cacoa, chocolate (milk and dark), coffee, light vinous, toffee, nuts, mocha, raisin/prunes, some bay leaf and vanilla leaves. Flavours of chocolate, mocha, light vinous, toffee, bitters, smooth roast, nuts, hints of liquorice, raisin, mocha, praline and some leaf toast. Aftertaste is a mix of bitters, different chocolate, some roast, coffee, hint of mocha and something else sweet with a hint of raisin. Low carbo, soft light creamy close to silky mouthfeel and almost full bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (9350) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle (north pole label) @ luxury tasting 1-2015 shared by Countbeer. Opaque pitch black color, full sized creamy caramel brown head that lasts for a long time. Aroma is malts, earthy, milk chocolate, caramel. Taste malts, milk chocolate, cocoa, chocolate bitter, lightly roasted malts and the slightest hint of laurel and liquorice. After a while some raisins and sweetness come through. Medium body, medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3830) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle, thanks Nathan for the share! Pours dark clear black, small tan head, dissipates quickly, some head. Aroma is roasty, coffee, cocoa. Flavor is medium sweet, light plus bitter, roasty and chocolate. Medium body, really good.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
GreatDane1632 (671) - USA - DEC 16, 2014
Big Hugs Day 2014 -- Had Normal and on Nitro. The standard Big Hugs in, in fact, intense and in your face. An opaque black, with tan lacing peaking through the beer. Strong roast malt and roast coffee aroma. Flavor follows suit, strong roast stout flavor that is almost enveloped in deep rich coffee flavors. These combine to completely mask the alcohol. The nitro smooths the "in your face" of the normal a little bit. Creamier and still very enjoyable to drink.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gription79 (2388) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Poured from a large format bottle. Big rich chocolate, coffee. I was surprised that there was no green pepper flavors. Notes of roasted malts and dark chocolate. Nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (4840) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2014
This poured a darker brown with a tan head. Aroma of dark.chocolate, green hops, toasted malt and caramel. Flavor was bold, light lactose, milk chocolate medium roast and mild dark fruit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
orangesol (937) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2014
I brought this one to our Stout Day party. I believe this one was a 2010 bottle. I don’t even like cats and this label is awesome.

A - Pours ink black with a nice one finger tall off white head leaving spotty streaks of lace down the glass.

S - Smells of dark roasted malt, coffee grounds, dark chocolate, and some light smoke.

T - Starts off with lots of rich coffee quickly giving way to hints of chocolate, light smoke, and dark roast. There is a bit of dark fruits hidden in the shadows of this one. The finish has quite a bit of dark roast to it, lingering on the pallet for quite awhile.

M - Heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Smooth, roasty, feel with very little booze for such a high ABV.

O - I enjoyed this one. It had plenty of flavor and the smooth feel really made it easy to drink. Thanks to whoever gave me this as an extra.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Sampled at 2011 RBWG. Near black pour with tan head. The nose is roasty, light cocoa, coffee and a light lactose. The taste is coffee, cocoa, roasted malt, molasses. Medium body.


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