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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Ale brewed with ancho chili peppers, cacao nibs, and cinnamon sticks.


storminorman's rating

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
storminorman (78) - Arizona, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Nice brown pour. Great golden brown head. Nice taste and aroma. It is a little too roasted for my taste


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olr1984 (1138) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 24, 2014
2013 750ml bottle pours a dark oily black with a tan head. bourbon chili cinnamon chocolate and roasted malt taste

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ericdevin (884) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle at de Garde, Tillamook. Pours a dark brown black, little bit of dark brown head. Aroma lovely, smoky chiles, cacao, roasted grain character. Body very arch and dry, some spice, but also a slight roasty bitterness and some warming. Complex and lovely, bringing together some of my true favorites.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gregwilsonstl (1140) - Missouri, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Super dark black. Loads of nibs and subtle hints of coffee. Thick. Cherry? Really strong.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (2526) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2014
On tap at Barrels & Bottles. Black appearance with a lingering brown head. Aroma and flavor of dark fruits, licorice, anise, molasses, roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, cinnamon, light spices and a touch of peppers. Full body with a smooth, creamy feel. Pretty nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (2163) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2014 Bottle, thanks John for sharing! Pitch black pour with a small creamy, tan head that collects to a nice ring. Aroma is fainter than expected but still very good. Cinnamon cookies, chocolate, roast, vanilla, and a hint of smokey peppers. Tastes good too. Strong vanilla and roast, moderate chocolate, light cinnamon and a very light pepper heat in the finish. Not a smooth as I was hoping. A very good imperial stout but I was hoping for better. This may be an old bottle so I hope to revisit with a fresh one some time.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (4474) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Wonderful beer. Light touch of cinnamon gives this a unique twist, and chili adds spice. Thick texture, with lots of poignant roast amplified by spiciness. Pours black with mocha head and lacing. Nearly as good as the barrel-aged version I had a couple weeks ago but for once I must defer to the barrel as being slightly more perfect. Bottle pour at Churchkey’s 5th anniversary.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
decaturstevo (5213) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Black/brown pour with a watery head and lace. Aroma is large coffee, anise, and chocolate. Flavor is sweet chocolate anise, coffee, and a light smoke.. Medium bodied with good carbonation. nice beer

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6251) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2014
750. Pours jet black with a dense and creamy burnt tan head that goes away. Big complex roasty sweet nose; dark malt sugars followed by gentle peppery counterpoint followed by dark chocolate. Sticky thick body with soft carb. Very cookie-ish mid palate with caramel and peppers and chocolate all rolling through. Never heavy or cloying or overbearing, but still dessert-y. Lovely complex beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Experiment_Ale (1043) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2014
At Stephen’s 2nd annual Great American Beer Festival Tasting on 10/1/14. Pours black with a circle of brown bubbles. Aroma is big bold dark overpowering malt, sharp malt in the direction of rubber but not too bad. Taste is kind of rubber, dark sharp roasted malt, but still complex and interesting for a base stout. It is a good drinking beer on its own, but I see a lot of potential in barrel aging.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mar (4959) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Pitch black with a deep khaki head. Nose is sticky malts, vanilla, pepper, licorice, light alcohol and chewy. Great palate, chewy malts, chocolate, vanilla, pepper, hunt of alcohol.


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