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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DWestrick (434) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 20, 2013
tap - odd side ale room in grand haven. One of the better beers tried here - complex with itís taste, smooth and powerful


4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ralflott (8) - Michigan, USA - SEP 30, 2014 does not count
Outstanding whether from bottle or on tap. Perfect balance of chocolate, cinnamon, and coffee flavors, with pepper heat in the finish and surprising body for a 6% ABV stout. My current favorite among the many fine Michigan products Iíve tried and one of my top 5 of all time. Notes: By the time I tried the first bottle and returned to my beer store for more, it had sold out. Bourbon barrel version is also excellent - preference is a matter of personal taste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (3225) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 27, 2014
12 oz. Bottle in a trade with fishmich. Doing a side-by-side with the Bourbon Barrel version. Aroma is mild chili pepper, cinnamon with a nice deep chocolate body. Hints of ash.

The flavor is starts with the chocolate cake upfront followed by cinnamon and a trace of vanilla. The finish comes with a nice amount of habanero pepper and cinnamon to help keep the heat at bay. Yet as I drink the heat does build up. A really nice body for a lower gravity stout, way fuller and chewy then most at a 6 percent. Very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fluffy (1676) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2014
super heavy on the cinnamon, but a great representation of mexican chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (7443) - Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Draft. Soem spice notes, really decent mocha flavoring, not too strongi n alcohol, nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheAlum (5721) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Flight pour on tap at the brewpub (Grand Haven, MI). Pours a deep blackish deep hue, near opaque, a murky brownish glow on the edges with a frothy light brown head atop. Solid layer dies to a decent ring, laces ok. Aromas are cocoa, rich deep caramel and gentle spice. Touches of espresso, cocoa nib and decent cinnamon show some liveliness. Nice, rich, enjoyable. Initial is fuller bodied, a nice roasty and carmelized element shows a firm cinnamon dusting, milk chocolate and gentle spiciness. Touches of caramel, roast and cocoa catch on. Deep, some creaminess in a nice firm middle show some life. Backend coffee, roast, spicy earthy cinnamon sustaining well. Flavorful, rich, a bit dry as we move on. Some spiciness, gentle pepper, rich depth of cocoa nib, dark chocolate and biscuity malt sustain. Finish is dry, spicy and a bit bitter. Some firm lingering dark chocolate, coffee, mocha. Cinnamon has died out at this point. Rich and on point stout. The Habanero is gentle, a bit warm down the back of the throat, but restrained. This stout offers some impressive depth for 6% ABV, so I bumped it up 1 overall. A really nice beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonkeyBra (3390) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2014
32 oz. growler filled at the tap room. Pours a very dark brown with a medium tan head. The head sticks around a bit, with some lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate, cinnamon, and habanero pepper. Intoxicating. Delicious. Flavor is bitter dark chocolate, cinnamon, and heat. The heat is balanced with the dark chocolate but apparent in this one. Silky body, average carbonation. Goes down with some heat in the finish. This is a standout beer that is one of the best Iíve ever had.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JBPortland (814) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 10, 2014
12oz bottle pours creamy dark brown black with a finger of tan head. Nose is chocolatey spice, cinnamon, touch of pepper, coffee. Taste has nice soft mouthfeel, creamer, coffee, pepper spice, cinnamon, milk chocolate. Finish is spices, nutmeg, cinnamon, bitter coffee, some sweet roast cocoa, strong pepper heat. The use of spices and peppers was fairly well balanced but the base beer itself was a bit lacking and fairly average. Still decently enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alliance100 (684) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Draft at Odd Side - pours a dark brown , tan head . Dark Cocoa aromas . Taste is a lot of dark mocha with a nice pepper or mole spice , a delicious combo . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
1FastSTi (3336) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Pours to a deep black body with a dark brown head. The aroma is chocolate and sweet brownies. The flavor is lightly spicy with chocolate and charred malt. Medium body that has a nice texture.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Barnoloid (204) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle poured into teku glass. Well, this is an interesting chocolate stout. Pours dark like charcoal, with the heat and chilies not as noticeable until this warms up to room temp. Has an astoundingly spicy kick, not for those who donít enjoy the heat of cayenne pepper and red chilies.


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