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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
Imperial Stout with Chilis and Hazelnuts

oRos' rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oRos (1403) - sacramento, California, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle shared by Tony at capitol beer. Pours black with brown head. Aroma of some chocolate malt an chilli. Taste is hazelnut an chilli great beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (4853) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2015
Bomber from an IP BA trade at Sour’d. Poured a great looking viscous pitch black body under a smaller spotty tight foamy mocha head, wish the head was bigger to make this a 5. Aroma is rather subdued for a big ass 11% Impy flavored stout. Notes of sweet chocolate, slightlt cloying, soy, cola, wet burnt toast. Flavor is sweet sugary chocolate, dark burnt wet toast, chilies on the finish. The hazelnuts are lost in this one, especially in the aroma, maybe a hint in the flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (3727) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2015
Bomber courtesy of Hackobock. Pours viscous pitch black with a creamy dark mocha head that leaves some sparse trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty and tiny fruity with roasted malts, burnt caramel, toffee, dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, hazelnut paste, dried cherries, smoked chilli, moist soil and hints of alcohol. Taste is malty and earthy. Mouthfeel is soft, round, astringent, tiny boozy and near full bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with roasted malts, burnt caramel, burnt wood, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, moist soil, smoked chilli and alcohol. Rather harsh and astringent. Hazelnuts are barley detectable but the chilli is balanced in its addition. Good but the base and bourbon BA is better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4882) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 1, 2015
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, some chocolate and light coffee notes, light pepper spiciness, hints of caramel/sweetness, and some dough. Flavor a great blend of everything with the stout and pepper on the finish working really well together. Thicker texture. A solid beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackl (5919) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle shared during RBWG Tampa. Deep oily brown pour with a tan head. Lovely nose full of roasted nuts and coffee. Chocolate spread, nutella. Taste reminds me of Kinder Beuno. Nougat and chocolate, hazelnut. Some roasted coffee acidity. Thick and luxurious. Fat. Decadent stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (4341) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Black pour from 22oz bottle at ganeks. Not too spicy. Big bold stout. Tons of flavor. White head. Hazelnut dominated. Very good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle: Thanks, Jason. Oily black pour, not much head. Barely a tan ring. Aroma of milk chocolate, toasted nuts (though not *specifically* hazelnuts), mild roast, coffee, & some milky sweetness, a little brown sugar. Not much chili on the nose. Flavor shows a touch of peppery spice, though, but it’s pretty restrained & meshes nicely. Bitter chocolate, roasted malt, charred nuts, & some mild coffee beans. Just a small touch of balancing creamy sweetness underneath. Really nice, but I prefer the regular.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (5822) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Courtesy of Jason R

Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate dark chocolate, molasses, vanilla, hazel nuts, and faint chilis. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a minimal head. The flavor starts with moderate chocolate, light molasses, and vanilla. The finish has light-moderate hazel nuts, faint roast, and just a touch of pepper heat. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (3762) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle on the Brew Bus during the RBWG 2015 bus tour. Dark brownish black with light tan head. Aromas of caramel, dark fruit, milk chocolate, maple syrup. Tastes of dark chocolate, dark fruit, caramel, chili peppers, rich notes. Medium body with a full and dry finish. Still prefer the regular version but nice variant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tcon25 (309) - Duvall, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle pour at Bottle share, chocolate, coffee good spice, I liked this one. Black pour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chinchill (3229) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Choco chip cookies and coffee in th nose. Flavor: Coffee (moderate), faint chili dark chocolate (high), very good balance. Nearly too sweet. Fine, lingering aftertase.

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