Sweetwater Happy Ending Imperial Stout

Following up on last years on-tap offering, the newly bottled version at $8.99 a sixer from Green’s, Ponce, Atlanta, GA, USA. (2014 vintage, in 12oz bottles pictured).

Excellent black color and plenty of (if somewhat thinnish lacing), but this is where the really good quality ends. Weird, herbal notes in the aroma, somewhat floral and soapy. Hops way TOO prominent for the style.

This is an odd beer to me, at least in terms of the style. A thin body, very high hop bitterness for the style, edgy and not at all smooth. Soapy bitterness and all in all a pretty underwhelming beer.

I wasn’t over-excited about this beer on-tap, and in the bottle I am even less impressed. Sorry Sweetwater, I love you guys putting out some of these seasonal offerings but this is a miss. Keep trying!

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02/19/2007
Format:
bottle
ABV: 9.0 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 2.5
Mouthfeel: 2.5
Smell: 2.5
Overall: 3
Total: 2.68
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