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Sweetwater "Happy Ending"
Sweetwater Brewing Company - Atlanta, Georgia USA
Imperial Stout (ABV 9%)

[Best served in a Snifter]

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Aroma: 8/10
Appearance: 3/5
Taste: 8/10
Palate: 4/5
Overall: 16/20

The pour was a murky very dark brown with a large (2-3 finger) mocha brown creamy head that dissipated slowly down to a few puddles and a foamy collar creating excellent sticky sheeting of lace.

The aroma had a strong pine hop presence, a moderate burnt dark bread malt and an earthy leathery yeast with notes of baker’s chocolate, dark roasted coffee and a good strong dose of alcohol.

The taste was mildly bitter sweet with a nice chocolate note at first and finished rather bitter and extremely hoppy with a decent coffee note at the end. The flavor lasted a good long time proceeding the swallow letting one enjoy the nice hoppy espresso flavor that was left to linger.

Mouthfeel was good and full in body with an oily dry texture and a nice soft carbonation.

Overall an exceptional Imperial Stout with an IPA added, simply delicious...

Sampled: 2/12/2012

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