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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SpongeRuiner (777) - Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2013
On tap at the Michigan Fall Beer Fest. Not a bad stout. Had a nice coffee flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (1237) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Bottle pour opaque black with dark brown head and purple hues. Nose chocolate, roast, dark fruit, sweet malt. Taste roast, dark fruit, chocolate. A little light mouthfeel. Bitter aftertaste. Reasonable tasting stout.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bpar73 (529) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2014 Sample at Suds on the Shore festival. Dark pour with lots of roasted coffee and chocolate in the aroma and taste. Enough hops to make it interesting.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
drowland (6156) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 15, 2013
7/3/13. 12oz bottle thanks to breau. Black pour with a huge tan head that fizzes away fast. Some dark fruits, coffee, and chocolate in the aroma. Surprisingly light flavor with some coffee, chocolate, and dark fruits. Thin body and SUPER overcarbonated. Im not sure if just overcarbed or a little infected. Not great either way.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3553) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Dark beer with only the barest of a slick of brown bubbles for a head. Nose of molasses and chocolate. This has the oily mouthfeel that a good Impy stout should have, if not the thick body. Molasses sweetness with toffee, chocolate, ripe pit fruit, toasted grains and a very present grass hop tone. This is a solid stout.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
umich03jm (2170) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a medium sized fizzy head that quickly fades. Aroma is sour fruit and black licorice. Taste is the same. Very sweet at first and then incredibly sour in the finish. Either this is an infection or a really poorly brewed beer. Ill buy another one in a few months that hopefully will taste different.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BazookaJoe (257) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Pours black with a thin white head. First taste is of chocolate milk. Starts off strong but finishes weak. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
zeilinger70 (3) - Bay CIty, USA - APR 11, 2013 does not count
If you are a stout lover, than you cannot pass this up. The chocolate flavor is top notch!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
wyseman3 (10) - Freeland, USA - APR 8, 2013
Dark, thick and full of Roasted coffee and chocolate. Dark thick head. Very tasty!

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
u080088 (4) - Bay City, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2013 does not count
Solid Russian Imperial Stout. Dark, smooth, with hints of chocolate, roast, coffee and some burnt toast. A real winner.


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