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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.25   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial Stout aged 11 months in Rittenhouse Rye Whiskey barrels with cacao nibs, ancho cilies, vanilla beans, and cinnamon.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ctipping (191) - Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2015
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Inky black. Glass staining. Nice khaki head. Wispy on the surface with a thick collar. Great aroma. Lots of cinnamon. Peppers, vanilla, and chocolate. Not a lot of barrel character from it. Peanut buttery. Pepper flavor comes through in the background throughout. Peanut butter flavor persists throughout too. Lots of chocolate and a bucket of cinnamon. Some whiskey and vanilla comes through, but not much. Chewy and slick. Very nice body. Peppers cut the heaviness. Pains me to say this is just as good as Hunahpu. I wish there was more barrel, but it’s hella good.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DesertDevil (645) - Arizona, USA - JUL 11, 2015
750-ml 2014 bottle. The spices (red chiles, cinnamon, black pepper, and cumin) dominate the nose but a good amount of chocolate and whiskey manage to shine through the heat, followed by some anise. Glossy obsidian in color with a filmy mocha head. My goodness, what a sublime taste. Flavors of milk chocolate, incredibly smooth whiskey, a touch of oak woodiness, only moderate spiciness despite the hot nose, a hint of caramelized sugar, solid vanilla, and charred malt all dance on the tongue. Spicy, dry finish. Just freaking amazing.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SlovakSniper (3890) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 24, 2015
Une dégustation chez Jool. Sensiblement la même robe que sa grande sœur (ou sa petite, c’est selon). Au nez, bourbon caramélisé assez sexy. Intégration parfaite de la vanille et des éléments épicés. Parfums pralinés. Pâte de noix sucrées. Notes de tabac à pipe. Coco grillée. Friandise chocolatée. Complexe et décadent. Au goût, une explosion de caramel poivré, de cacao noir, de noix de coco, de beurre d’arachides, de brioche à la cannelle, de tabac, de whiskey épicé et de malts rôtis. Opulent, généreux, luxueux, satisfaisant. En bouche, le corps qui est lourd ne sature jamais mon palais. La texture est riche, liquoreuse, si plaisante et différente de ce que j’ai pu voir dans la version dite «normale». En finale, le chocolat, le caramel et le bourbon enveloppent la cannelle et le piment ancho. Impérial stout supérieur. Fantatisco. Fucking awesome.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fletchfighters (1252) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2015
Not much else can say about this beer but WOW. Amazing stuff. Well balanced between the barrel, coco nibs, ancho Chiles, and cinnamon. Brilliant aroma of Christmas cake. Boozy enough to keep you honest but excellent drinkability.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lukaduke (2686) - Gray, Maine, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Yup everything I expected out of this amazing beer but even better with bourbon barrel influence that calms some aspects but enhances others. Really well made with great harmony of boozy cocoa, spicy cinnamon, pepper heat, light smoke, round vanilla... everything just works and there is no way to describe it other than to try it.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JBPortland (1178) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 25, 2015
750ml bottle thanks to Nate! Pours dark oily black with thin foamy strip of head. Nose is rich dark chocolate spice, dark bourbony fudge, cinnamon toast, subtle chili pepper spice, cacao. Taste is velvety creamy with tons of fudgey chocolate cake and dark brownie, coconut, cinnamon, soaked in whiskey spice with vanilla and coconut notes. The pepper heat has been a little subdued by the barrel aging it seems, not as "hot" but it’s there. Finishes with balanced sweetness and bitter roasty dark chocolate bourbon spice, some dark fruit. Totally legit, this is fantastic.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
cgarvieuk (17258) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2015
Swap Deep black... Deep black.. Thin tan lacing... Dark massive coconut.. Light cinnamon.. Dark chocolate roast malts nose... Dark chocolate... Dark malts.. Deep fruits.. Dark heavy roast .. big coconut .. light smooth non bitter cinamon .. very nice linger... wonder if it would get clawing if i had a lot though

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BenH (3020) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle thanks to the most ridiculous man in Western Scotland. Black with brown head. The smell is outrageous, vanilla, coconut, chocolate, roasty, chili. Taste is similar, all the shit, chocolate, vanilla, chocolate, coconut. Sweet with a long bounty bar finish. Dios mio man.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GlasgowTAD (583) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2015
Pours black with a slight brown head. Aroma is vanilla, cinnamon, cacao. Taste is vanilla, coconut, cocoa and slight chilli heat. Body is full and full of lovely lacing.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuu666 (6470) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle at tad’s. Pours black, nose is massive coconut and bourbon, chocolate, cinnamon, taste is dry, chocolate, coconut, sweet.


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