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RATINGS: 528   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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It's nice to be able to finally brew some beer without restrictions on it. we came from Colorado where we could brew or try anything. We've been waiting 7 years to make a stout and we harnessed all that frustration into this batch of beer.

We didn't get caught up in the parameters of a specific style we just brewed a big fat hoppy beautiful beer. The timing of the law change couldn't have been better for us, because it has taken until this summer for us to get set up in our new brewery. We finally have some capacity to experiment with some new style. This could lead into a seasonal offering from us in the future. For now we're just glad we can satisfy the demands of the folks who have been on us since day 1 to make a stout.

Malt: 70/80 crystal malt, chocolate malt, black malt, roasted malt

Hops: Centennial, Willamette and cascade - on the dry hop!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (4255) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Draft: Pours black....with a dark tan head. Chocolate, cream, herbal hop aroma. Taste is sweet, chocolate roast, coffee.. Like a big, black, IPA...spicy herbal hopping.... Really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (2371) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Thanks, Kyle, for giving me a bottle - @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Good malt aromas. Opaque very dark brown color, brown head that takes 5 minutes to drop to a head cover, heavy streaks of lace. This is a big brew - taste is bitter roasted malt that has sweet overtones, moving without incident through the palate to a lingering bittersweet finish. A solid brew.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sloshgator (487) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Sweetwater Happy Ending is a fantastic stout and Imperial, too. Caramel aroma (like a Coke) of a dark pour and nice tan head. Taste has notes of caramel (again like Coke) with more moderate chocolate and coffee. Finish has a bit of sweetness. Happy Ending is just that.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4548) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Great imperial stout with lots of roast, chocolate malt and what even tastes lightly of marshmallow. Pours thick black with mocha head and lacing. Thick and creamy texture. Finishes medium bitter. Very good stuff with great balance. All of this and cheap. Tap at Churchkey.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (5243) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 17, 2014
Draft - Roast malts and liquorice. Jet black with a nice rich brown head. Chiciloate and liquorice, with a balanced sweetness and a slight hop taste, which I think is what is giving it the liquorice taste. Very interesting and great if you are a liquorice fan.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Helsdon (215) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2014
Appropriately the last beer I had at the Distillery in Savannah. As you would expect pours a dark opaque brown with a dense tan head that persists. Smells of toasty malts, mild grass, and hoppy. Tasted a little acidic on the tongue, more hops than I would have expected, and a general grassiness to the malts. Medium-low carbonation. An alright imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11225) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Bottle. Poured a black color with an average to large frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted chocolate malt, earthy hop and alcohol aroma. Medium to heavy toasted chocolate malt bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy dark bittersweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a solid beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BackyardDogs (41) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle. Pours stout black with light tan head. Balanced Imperial stout. Pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
glennmastrange (2342) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Tap. Light toasted grain for the malt, heavy pine and resin for the hops, light dough and broth for the yeast, with cola, a hint of licorice and a faint mix of spices. Head is small, wispy, light tan with fair lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts lightly sweet and lightly to moderately acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and bitter. Palate is medium, slick with lively carbonation and a moderately alcoholic finish. Probably the hoppiest Imperial Stout I’ve had. A nice mix of dark malts and vibrant hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tnkw01 (1214) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle. To me this beer was way too hoppy for a stout. Deep, dark color, small head and good lace. Aroma was not much of the traditional stout smells and too much hops. Taste was also too hoppy. If one likes hops they would like this one.

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