RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 339   ABV: 11.3%
According to New South Brewing Co.s head brewer, Brock Kurtzman. Kurtzmans beloved daughter inspired the name for Lily the Great, the Myrtle Beach brewerys first foray into high-gravity beers. Imperial stout is Kurtzmans favorite beer style, and Lily the Great is a potent one, hitting 11.3 percent. http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/2013/02/04/3310626/beerman-for-feb-7-2013.html

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hoerr (4) - North Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Enjoyed this at Hurricane Maggie's in MB, where the bartender told me slightly different story on the namesake. His claim being it came from the gentlemen who is the president of the local home brewers assoc. and that he came up with the recipe and New South just brewed it for them. Whatever the story, this is a pretty delicious beer. Hints of fruit up front mellowing into rich cocoa and coffee. Easy drinking for an 11%er. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jebensonjr (1) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 4, 2017 does not count
This was the first Russian Imperial stout I had ever had, and its still the best that Ive had

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (6197) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 23, 2016
Draft at American Tap House in Myrtle Beach. Black bodied with a short tan head. Aroma is is soft roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee and vanilla notes. Body is medium with a soft creamy carbonation and light stickiness. No hint of the alcohol. Ends with more chocolate, soft hops, coffee, vanilla and roasted malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Itzjerm (2762) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Actually thin on the tongue. Aroma is chocolate chalky. Not very enjoyable. Sugars are heavy. Thin head. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (7698) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Sample @ Brewvival 2014. Brown pour with a small head. Sort of hoppy nose. Pine cone and singed grass. Coffee and burnt brown sugar. Tosted nutty malt flavor. Dark chocolate. Hints of smoke. Earthy end of the sweet/bitter continuum. Full body, soft carb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (3193) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Sweet nutty nose with mostly malted notes. Appearance is fabulous very dark and a nice tan head. Palate is equally rich decadent and complex. Vanilla oak licorice. Growler from the brew pub. Nice!!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Clarkdvm (505) - Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Draft at the source. Brewery says 9.7% abv. Better with each sip but definite lingering bitterness as other reviewer stated. Looks like imp stout but fruity aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (13499) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Kentucky Fried Charleston Trip Beer #115. Draft at Brewvival. Pours a dark brown color with a thin brown head. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, herbal hops, nutty notes. The taste is bitter chocoalte, roasted malts, bitter hop finish. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness. I wrote "passable" for some reason.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
Growler, from the brewery, thanks inlaws! Pitch black, small tan head. Nice subtle bourbon aroma , sweet, some roast as well . Taste features more bourbon , but nicely balanced with the substantial sweet stout behind it . Lots of oats, cereal, and roast, with a sweet slightly boozy finish . Not terribly complex, but just a solid solid beer . Nice treat!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
johntangus (1) - USA - FEB 19, 2013 does not count
Nice balanced imperial stout. Not boozy at all. The 68 IBUs leaves a nice clean and not sweet finish. Will be interested to see how this ages.

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