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RATINGS: 502   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!


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markwise (4295) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2010
Sample from RBWG. Pours brown with a tan head. Nose is pine, coffee, roast, and a boatload of hops. Flavor is similar: earthy, slightly sweet with a shit ton of hops. Finish lingers with more hops. Medium bodied imp stout. Glad I had it, will not seek it out except maybe to age it.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3396) - Connecticut, USA - APR 15, 2014
12oz bottle in a teku. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted and chocolate malts, floral hops, and light dough. Flavor the same. Average texture. A pretty good beer but not the best of the style.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MHOSKINS (68) - Cleveland, Tennessee, USA - APR 11, 2014
An interesting stout that grows on you sip by sip. A lot going on here rolled into one very good package. Hides the ABV well. Enjoy! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blairgus (2415) - California, USA - APR 5, 2014
5 apr 2014, bottle. Black with thick frothy head. Surprisingly, nose is big grapefruit hops. Thin/med body and moderately fizzy. Some mild hops at the front but more chocolate and burnt toast crust in the middle. This is overshadowed by a big grapefruit citrus finish. Really good! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JMickRock (4) - - MAR 31, 2014 does not count
Like this one, a roasted chocolate and coffee nose, pour is black with brown head. Hints of bitterness on sip, with a nutty, roasted shot. Coffee aftertaste lingers nicely. 9% helps out. Goodnight!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (3093) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (1532) - 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.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sloshgator (347) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (2999) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (2002) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Helsdon (49) - - 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.


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