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RATINGS: 203   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.37   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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50% aged in Rum barrels, 50% aged in Apple Brandy barrels

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lusikka (6344) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2014
Draught @ CBC 2014, Copenhagen. Pours a pitch black colour with a small beige head. Aroma is very rich with tart wooden notes, rich green apples, biscuit and rum. Extremely rich flavour of roastiness, chocolate, biscuit, massive amount of green apples, wood, some nutmeg, cinnamon and earth. Mild chili burn, which is quite elegant. Full bodied and an extremely dry, wooden, warming finish. This beer has everything. It’s hard to make an imperial stout better than this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kryon (1432) - SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2014
Pours pitch black low brown head Aromas of raisins figs dades port vanilla Taste has loads of coconut, figs, raisins, dried fruits Great!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vestergaard (396) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2014
Pours pretty much the darkest possible, and the head is just crazy Dark. Aroma is plenty and plenty chocolate, salt, butter, spices. Taste is crazy! The chocolate is soo dark. Salty, wooden, roasted, creamy, hot and mighty! Holy shit! Amazing beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TBone (12816) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2014
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Opaque black color, tiny brownish head. Strong aroma of salt licorice, coffee, vanilla and roasted maltyness. Full-bodied. Vanilla, licorice, rhum, candies, alcohol, sweetness. Very, very complex and a bit weird same time. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
burg326 (3766) - Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Poured a dark black color from the bottle with aromas of bakers fudge, light spicy peppers, some earth, vanilla and some booze. Flavors were spicy fudge dipped in rum and brandy. This is some pretty good stuff that is thick and delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
artmcd8 (1653) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2014
Big thanks to beerman6686 for bringing this one. Pours a deep dark brown black with e dark brown head. Aroma of chocolate, some coffee, the chillies are in there too. Taste is a slight alcohol burn and then the sweetness of the beer and then the pepper heat. I am loving it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerman6686 (4427) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2014
This one poured an oily black color with a tan head. Aroma was of lots of cinnamon, apple brandy, fudge, and light chile notes. Flavor was similar, everything melded together perfectly, moderate heat, cinnamon fudgy richness and barrel. Grat stuff.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Experiment_Ale (1033) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 27, 2014
At jacob’s with group. Pour is black with faint lacing. Aroma is sweet complex bourbon/brandy, big delicious roasted malt, cream brule. Taste is phenomenal, complex malt, some cinnamon spice. It is hard to describe, it reminds me of rare, has a beautiful unique sweet booze note in there, so savory and so good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
charule (1157) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to beerman6686. Pours pitch black with super thin head. Aroma of light spice with plenty of fruit and barrel. Light light carb thick bod. Pleasant light spice and barrel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Weezel (207) - Florida, USA - APR 25, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2014 Wow this is unbelievable. The aromas are pouring apple pie, port, vanilla, coconut and some booze. The taste has so many flavors. Cinnamon, apples, chocolate, nutmeg and there are some really tight tannins in this. Finish long with more cinnamon and nutmeg. Exceptional.

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