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RATINGS: 69   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.


3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBB63 (6038) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Backlogged rating: Tap, Pours a very deep brown with a oily appearance but not much head. The aroma is nice with chocolate, toffee, coffee, char, leather and some dark fruits. A touch of grassy hops as well. The taste does not match up to the nose, weak sweet malts with some fig and prunes. Very light hop profile and a bit of freezed dried coffee. The mouth feel is smooth but under carbonated. Meh, drinkable but more like a sweet stout than an Imperial.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mittenator (1304) - Michigan, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Decent for a stout. Substandard for an imperial. Nothing that exciting. Basic flavor noted that don't stick around.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8628) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2013
Great head, thick and very bubbly. Black body. Aroma is chocolate and roasty. Taste is coffee and sweet. Rather sweet for a RIS. Rather fair for a RIS, but quaff able. Thanks Josh for sharing.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (3997) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Smells very good. A bit on the syrupy side with the consistency. Smells of hops, pungent roast and some booze though well disguised. Colour black caramel. Pretty low carbonation. Light, sweet finish. Bottle from Megabev.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (5410) - Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark brown to black with a few random bubbles for a head. The aroma had roasted malts, chocolate, light black coffee notes, a mild dark fruitiness and some alcohol. The flavor has roasted malts, dark fruits, chocolate with some earthy bitterness. Very thin for the style.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
walleye (1066) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Poured a dark brown with a tan head. little lacing. aroma chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, molasses, alcohol. flavor got the same from the aroma but with some vanilla. nice stout but not a ris

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (6371) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Sample from a 12oz bottle. Super-dark brown but still clear color. Minimal light brown head, good lace. Dark fruit, molasses, little roasty malts. Bittersweet taste. Bigger body, good chewy texture, lighter carbonation. Not my favorite RIS, but still OK

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (5426) - Indiana, USA - DEC 5, 2012
Bottle to snifter. Looks solid; cola with no real lacing or carbonation. Smells and tastes malty with an average mouthfeel. An alright stout, but not really worthy of the RIS label.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
strongpieman (1495) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle. Black color, thick, light tan head. Aroma is rich coffee and malt. Hop bitterness comes out. Finish is a little sour.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Pours old motor oil black with a toffee colored head decent lacing. Aromas of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate. Taste is bitter sweet, chocolate, coffee. Astringent finish, creamy and chewy. Over all not my style but if you are a fan of black coffee this is your beer.


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