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Tri-City Giant Slayer Russian Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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This Russian Imperial stout is just bursting with an abundance of character! Our biggest beer, coming in at 8.5% abv, is sure to be the new favorite of stout fans. Giant Slayer is an intense stout that presents itself with huge roasted, chocolate, and coffee malt flavors. Although well hopped, this beer is still very balanced. Giant Slayer provides a rich, full bodied drinking experience with dark hints of old world style.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
markas101 (1958) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 6, 2015
12 oz bottle, Ann Arbor, MI, USA. Jet black, dark brown head. Dark chocolate and resin aroma, some burnt coffee. Sweet, thick with a bright hop transition. Finish has nice alcohol and resin.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
AlabastorJones (810) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2015 Black stout, brown head with some lace, yeast nose with a bit of roast, flavor is yeast and some dark roast, tastes like homebrew - very yeasty and also like it might have an infection, sort of like if I kept this in storage and drank it in 6 months it would be sour

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jamesthebrit (317) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2014
If look a could kill. Thick. Huge creamy tan brown head. Smells like coffee chocolate. some acidity. Very well balanced. Taste is like the smell. Hops come through a bit on the finish. As does the acidity. Chocolate is subtle. Coffee... Not so much. Boozy. Palate is lighter. Acidic. Lots of hops. Overall looks better than it taste. Not a bad beer. Not amazing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (2499) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 22, 2014
12 oz bottle pours black with a brown head. Aroma of malts, coffee and chocolate. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate and coffee .

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gilvanblight (813) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2014
I cant help but think of Warhammer when I see this beer. Its a brew worth of a dwarf. Rich, thick and strong. Lots of malt and caramel. Toasty finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sawbuck (382) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle given to me by a friend...thanks Nibs. Bottle massivley overcarbonated...overflowwed upon opening. Aroma of molasses, black liquorice, dark chocolate, and dark fruits. Deep brown head...would last for ever it seems like, beer is ebony. Overcarbonation affects the flavor. Once you get past the bubbles, bittersweet chocolate and roasty malt with some sweetness come thorugh. Not much else besides a smokey roasted malt essence that is pleasant. Finish is bitter, with not much sweetness coming through. Mouth feel is over carbonated and finishes with somewhat of an alcohol burn, nice and warm. Would like to try again with the proper cabonation.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
rumproasts (3553) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 31, 2014
bottle. gusher. about 5:1 head to beer ratio. something is very wrong here. after letting it settle for 15 minutes, its still very overcarbonated. very roasty with quite a bit of coffee. id recommend trying to find this on tap until they figure out how to bottle things properly.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (934) - - AUG 4, 2014
Pours black. Aroma and taste are roasted malts and coffee. Lightly sweet with a mildly bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DialSquare (3118) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2014
12oz bottle from Luckys market. Pour like motor oil with a thin brown head. Aroma is big roasty, little booze, chocolate. Tastes are chocolate, coffee bitterness, roasted malt, vanilla, lactose. Slick palate on the thin side.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (3711) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2014
(bottle - 12 oz) Dark black pour. Big roasted malt and coffee aroma with some burnt chocolate under it. Lots of roasted coffee over top of a nice chocolate flavor. Finishes roasty and smooth with a chewy palate.


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