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RATINGS: 581   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
daebat (1) - Georgia, USA - DEC 7, 2009 does not count
This is one of my favorite beers of all time and actually turned me onto the darkest of the dark beers.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sloshgator (714) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
stewajt (30) - Alabama, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Blast of hops and malt on the nose. Lamp black in color. Can literally distinguish between hops and malt on this beer. Very toasty and malty, but also fresh and clean thanks to the dry hopping. 2012 is definitely the best year yet. Cellars like a champ!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
njnut (465) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2016
Pours black with moca head, thick body. French roast coffee aroma, coca, burnt malts. Taste is coffee and dark chocolate. Alcohol hidden. A bit rough but thatís what I loved about it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
UGADAWG (3) - USA - FEB 13, 2007 does not count
This is a close second to SW Festive beer. Very thick and tasty. Excellent on a cold winter night.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MPosey (134) - , Georgia, USA - JAN 27, 2010
Pours with a light tan head, not much head at first but once it sits for a moment the head just kind of appears. Aromas of dark malts and grassy hops. Really nice attack, a little bitter at first, then it mellow and a kind of carmel and light hop flavor takes off, finishes dry and with a nice hop tartiness. Over all a very nice beer. Plus it comes in one seriously stout flip top bottle, totally awesome for homebrewing with once you are finished!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeeriedEyed (211) - USA - JAN 19, 2011
Great imperial stout. Not very roasty but very tasty. You can really taste the fruitiness and the floral notes more than the roasty chocolate notes that are more present in an imperial. Great brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thebos (35) - Eatonton, Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Pours black with tan head. Smells good...roasted coffee and cocoa with fairly strong hoppy tart scent as well. Taste is very nice. Good dark stout with great bitter hop finish. Well balanced beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
williamherbert (1509) - Syracuse, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2009
The appearance is a thick chocolate-brown head, with little bubbly pockmarks; just massive. The beer is dark, dark brown-black; completely opaque. Looks like a Big Beer. Spiderweb of lace. The smell is sweet hops, tangerine and blood oranges. The hops also have some sweet pine. Balanced with a roasted black malt. The hops are superior. The taste is a very dark burnt-cookie malt; rich and burnt. The hops are a sweet, rich, fruity balance. The flavors are disparate but they are harmonious. The feel is a dry malt, with an oily-wet hop feel. Overall, itís incredibly bitter, uncommonly sweet. Iíve had few stouts with this level of hops, and they make all the difference.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SabreSkull (56) - North Augusta, South Carolina, USA - MAR 4, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2012 Growler fill from Sundrees. Big thick chocolate pour and great coffee and dark cocoa tastes, with mild hoppy finish. Creamy mouthfeel; almost a dessert beer. Hope to get more before their keg runs out. Edit: got more, heh heh. A heavy sipping beer that just feels good in your mouth.

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