mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 27, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from tytoanderso. Pour is black with a small dark brown head that quickly fades. Maybe one of the best looking imperial stouts I’ve seen. Aroma is similar to zhukov, so I’m a bit nervous that this may no longer have the hunahpu characteristics. Licorice forward, with a touch of cinnamon and spice. The taste is where this separates itself from zhukov. Taste is heavier on cinnamon, with small amounts of chocolate and vanilla. Had I not known that it is aged on peppers I would have never noticed that slight burning sensation this produces in the throat long after each sip. Nice meadium heavy body, with great subtle carbonation. Really interesting beer that sets itself apart from the base beer with how it tastes. Looking forward to trying this one fresh.
SHIG (4199) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 23, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Poured a deep black with a two finger light brown head. Aroma is thick of chocolate and cocoa. Wow the taste comes head on at your taste buds, there plenty going on rich chocolate, spicy hints from the pepper, and yet there is a subtle alcohol burn to remind you this is beer.
sebletitje (8270) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
’09 noire huile de moteur, mousse épaisse moka/acajou deux doigts.
Arôme donne bien l’aspect des piments se mélangeant avec la vanille et les morceaux de cacao laissant une impression légère de malt fumé.
Palais est épais, chocolaté avec les piments qui donnent juste assez d’épice sans pour cela prendre le dessus sur l’expérience. Le tout reste un peu lourd sur le chocolat, note de café, soyeuse en bouche, Une bonne IRS qui me semblait être meilleure jeune.
monketeeth (2) - USA - FEB 15, 2011 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I am fortunate enough to live in the "Cigar City"of Tampa where this world class beer was born. Hence I had access to several bottles. To be completely honest, this is one of the best beers that I have ever had, easily in the same class as Dark Lord, Lost Abbey Serpent’s stout etc.. The aroma is of the finest bittersweet dark dark chocolate and Sumatran coffee with some slight vanilla in the background. Appearance is a glass of thick viscous motor oil with beautiful lacing and a 2 finger head. The taste is like heaven in a glass for a stout lover. Slightly bitter with a warm alcohol taste but not overwhelming. Strong bittersweet chocolate, cocoa nibs and coffee flavor with a vanilla background on the back of the palate. Didn’t get the ancho chiles at first but after a few sips you can taste just enough to be pleasant and interesting. Memorable palate, thick and rich, slightly bitter and sticky. I obviously loved this beer. I just wish that they would brew it year round. I’ll just have to buy enough to last.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 8, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella. Pitch black, nice light brown head. Sweet very roasted malty, chocolate, coffee and vanilla aroma with some alc. Good thick filling mouthfeel indeed. Lovely flavour: lots and lots of roasted malt, sweet, chocolate and coffee, coco and vanilla, liqourice and dark fruits, bit alc.YUM!!!
JohnnyJ (5194) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle via one of the people that sent me a bottle, thanks. Dark black pour, small but thick dark tan head. Chocolate, lightly roasty, lots of sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, mild chili pepper, and a bit chalky. A nice imperial stout. Overrated? yes. I had the Sinners 2010 after this and enjoyed it quite a bit more.
gnoff (9281) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2012 First rating
1 pt 9.4 fl oz bottle on Jan 31, 2011, thanks to sebletitje!
11.5% most likely 2009 bottle
Dark brown color, to black; dark brown head. Dry, alcohol, some sort of pepper Swedish potatoe chips scent. Salty, licorice, grainy, malty, coffee taste. Coffee aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, high bitterness.
Bottle shared @ Timo’s/tkrjukoff’s CCB Day tasting on July 7, 2012.
Black color, very very dark brown head. Roasted, alcohol, sweet, fresh, chocolate scent. Dark chocolate, cocoa, salty, sweet, grainy taste. Salty and chocolate, mixed with choli, aftertaste. Very smooth nice full mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
GMCC2181 (1570) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JAN 31, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by jayson at SL... Thick black oily pour... nice tan head. Good aroma of some bittering chocolate and vanilla. Taste is bitter chocolate, with honey??? I swear I taste honey... little vanilla. Pretty good. Nice smooth oily body. Overall Nice impy stout
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JAN 30, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle shared by Sean. Rating #343. Inky jet black pour, thick and viscous with an unreal dark brown head. Sweet spicy chocolate aroma, dark fruits, really quite enjoyable. Spicy and a little bitter, dark chocolate and roast that sticks to the tongue for awhile, pretty good shit. (1476)
Anker (723) - Hillerød, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at plovmand tasting.
Pours pitch black with a dens creamy firm black head.
Aroma is very nice, sweet and roasted, with notes of caramel, roasted malt, vanilla, liquorice and coconut.
Aroma is soy, roasted malt, caramel, bitter coffee, tobacco and dark chocolate with a hint of alcohol.