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RATINGS: 183   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
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This variation on an imperial oatmeal stout, brewed in collaboration with Mikkeller, contains a healthy dose of authentic Kopi Luwak coffee (a.k.a. “weasel coffee”), along with other Vietnamese coffees, ground chipotle pepper. and a touch of smoked malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2012
It was hard getting this to produce any real head, but what little head it did make was a medium-brown color and settled to a very thin film atop the pitch-black beer. It feels viscous and thick in the glass, and the uber-malty aroma coming from it (even from a foot and a half away) backs up my suspicions. Up close, it smells very thick of chocolate and up-front coffee - like I stuck my nose in a bag of ground coffee beans. I can almost feel it in my throat. It’s very soft as it enters the mouth, heavily roasted on the lips (or maybe it’s the coffee), and rolls down the throat in a very silky way as well. The heavy coffee and roasted malts really make my throat contract, but not that much bitterness presents itself in the flavor. Some reviewers complain that this is thin, but I don’t think it is. The heavy, intense flavors of the beer might just make the flavor actually seem heavier than its gravity. And yes, it’s not very lively because the carbonation is low. But I think that the flatness of the beer contributes to your ability to experience more of the complex flavors without the extra air interrupting things. Overall, it’s a heavily roasted, coffee-forward beer that’s heavy on the palate, just sweet enough to counterbalance the heavy malts, and feels like someone is pouring fresh coffee grounds straight down your throat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suprchunk (2479) - Crestview, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Black. No head, no lacing. Coffee and chocolate aroma. Taste of big chocolate and coffee. Some vanilla. Acrid in the back. Dry, sweet, and a bit of pepper sneaks up on you in the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbeatty (1104) - New York, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Bottle from D&Q in Houston, 12/22/2012. Pours thick black, thin creamy mocha head with viscous swirls. Aroma of earthy dark fruits, smooth roasted coffee and chocolate brownie, lightly smoked dark malts with a touch of pepper. Taste carries nice chipotle pepper highlights, dark coffee grounds, delicious, spicy heat in the finish, rich chocolate aftertaste. Thick, smooth palate, drinks easy. Really nice, glad to have tried.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yorker (1466) - Herning, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2012
75 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a small tan head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, liquorice, chocolate, and chipotle. Flavour is chipotle, coffee, and roasted malt.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Koelschtrinker (11753) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 16, 2012
Süß malziger, leicht whiskeyartiger Beginn. Würzig, schokoladenmalziger Mittelteil mit minimaler Schärfe. Sehr intensiv, stimmig, gut. 11/12/13/13//13

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (7107) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Sample from a bottle at the brewery. Pours an opaque brown with amber highlights and no head. Aroma of coffee, peppers, dark chocolate, and deep earthiness. Flavor hits the same notes. Roast is more distinct first with the spice hitting later. Medium body, low carbonation, and a spicy, roasty mouthfeel. Nice twist on the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (2940) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2012
Bottled. Pours pitch black with a medium sized tan head. Leaving a fair lacing on the glass. Nose of roasted malt, coffee and smoked notes. Sweet flavor with roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, dark fruits and spicy notes. Full bodied, oily texture and soft CO2. Ends up more dry and with alcohol notes. Great.★★★★

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Big bottle with a great label! I’ve been looking forward to this one, and I’m thankful to Jamil for a trade. Coffee, dark chocolate fronted scent with an oat note and a lingering spiciness. Black, deep black with a low tan head on a vigorous pour ( a low point). Thick bodied, oily feel, smooth. Coffee roast fronted flavor to a dark chocolate note, then a stinging chipotle hotness crept in. Delicious!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3289) - Panama City, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Scardello bottle. Poured a little like Coke but with a smaller head made of big bubbles. Big aroma of coffee and sweeter malt. Nice warming from the peppers. To me, the base impy stout seemed a little off: thinner than expected. Fine overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (6456) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Pours a deep black .. . mild head, lacing also .. . deep roast, coffee grounds, espresso, mild burnt chilli shell, and more roast .. . medium mouth .. easy slick finish .. . very tasty beer! .. . . except for the baldness.

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