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Brewed by Naparbier
Style: Imperial Stout
Noain, Spain
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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 348   ABV: 11.6%
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Pumpkin Imperial Stout with habanero chili.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
berntholer (1097) - Antwerp, - MAY 8, 2013
beighe head with orange haze (!) that disappears quickly with lacing. coffee coloured. aroma of coffeee, mocha, chocolate and smoked malt. taste of liquorice, smoked malts, vanilla and coffee. after a while the habanero chili really comes through, but never dominates too much. quite dense mouthfeel, i imagine in part due to the pumpkin. the high abv is well hidden. bottle 33 cl


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
weark (360) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - JAN 15, 2015
Bottle from Erzbierschof - Black color with a small but persistent brown head, beautiful lacing - Aroma is roasted, tobacco, vegetables, alcohol, cocoa, coffee - Flavor is chocolate, chili pepper, coffee, roasted malt, earthy, vegetables hints of alcohol - Full body, medium/high bitterness, good carbonation, bitter and silky, long bitter chocolate chili pepper finish - powerfull beer, all the ingredients are well balanced, good

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LoFi (1627) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2015
Bottle. Black with a light brown head. Aroma: roasted, coffee beans, creamy, chocolate. Taste: soy sauce, licorice, chili, cocoa powder, asphalt. Quite nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (4127) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 19, 2014
Aroma is dark malts, coffee and a hint of spices/heat. The flavor is dark malts, coffee, chocolate, mild/medium sweetness and a mix of acidity and moderate heat in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dchmela (2710) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Tap atOblivion. Thick black pour with a dark tan head. Chocolate, pepper spice and roasted barley aroma. Thick body, yet dry, with pepper spice, chocolate, roasted grain on taste. Spice kicks in late, very good

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (3028) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2014
On tap at Redlight Redlight. Random notes: roasty, wood, big tobacco, dark chocolate, coffee, pumpkin, pepper, herbal. - 7.2

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lukasmh (255) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2014
Bottle. Pours thick pitch black with very tiny brown head. Aroma is really dense dark, chocolate, coffee, slight sirup and aome smoke. Taste is medium sweet and with good sharp habanero chile heat. Dried fruits, liquorrice. 90% dark chocolate with chili. Mefi body and dry roasty finish. Some habanero smoke.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jaksmart (449) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2014
Bottle. Pitch black with small brown head. Aroma has tons of roast and harsh english liquorice, spices and the warmth of a strong chili. Taste is roasted and maltet and somewhat overpowering, but not as a result of chili; lots of liquorice. It has a nice bite in the back of the mouth, which could be confused for a smoky finish. Also a note of very dark chocolate. Very interesting, but no sign of pumpkin, sadly.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (9069) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 19, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2014 Bottle. Pours very dark brown tan head. Nose/taste of pumpkin, roast chocolate, chili pepper and coffee. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11225) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Tap sample. Poured clear black color with an small tan head that lasted and produced fair lacing. Moderate to heavy complex toasted malt, hot spice and herb aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth dry texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted spice sweet & hot flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet finish of moderate duration. This is a complex dark beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (7223) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2014
On tap at Dutch’s. Dang, this stuff is pretty impressive, beginning with the appearance. Pours a pitch black color, with a nice thin brown head, leaving good, thicker lace. Head soon fades to a thinner amount, though, leaving minimal lace. Bigger body. Good chewy thicker texture to it, more slick finish. Lighter carbonation. Great big roast malt, some coffee, little dark fruit, hints of dark chocolate. Nice amount of habanero on the back end, that seems to linger for the perfect length of the time. Good for sipping, does not impede drinkability. 11.6% alcohol is very well-hidden beneath the big flavor and big body. I’m only taking small sips at a time of this (maybe because of the habanero), but in those small sips there is no heat, burn or bite. Just a nice kick from the habanero. Bigger bitterness it seems, more bitter than sweet. Moderate sweet taste still, though, and the spicy kick at the end. Overall, pumpkin is very subtle, here, maybe even not noticeable at all. It seems to lend a bit of creaminess, but it’s none of the classic pumpkin flavor you’d expect, not anywhere near as obvious as other pumpkin stouts/porters I’ve tried. Very cool big roasty habanero imperial stout, though. Damn, this is sneaking up on me... Great one to sip on slowly!


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