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RATINGS: 353   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ale brewed with ancho chili peppers, cacao nibs, and cinnamon sticks.


Azand222's rating

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Azand222 (171) - Westminster, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Bottle pours a rich dark brown with a dark tan head. The aroma is a little spicy, with cinnamon. The taste is very rich, smooth with a full body. I get the cacao nibs not too much alcohol in the finish. After taste of cinnamon. Pretty good imperial stout.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (1328) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 20, 2016
On tap @ Toronado. Pours deep opaque brownish black with thick creamy mocha head. Aroma is roasty milk chocolate nibs, fresh roasted coffee, lightly spicy ancho chiles, sweet cinnamon. Taste is similar - cinnamon, milk chocolate, coffee are big up front; mild but notable chile heat lingers on the otherwise creamy finish. Drinks smaller than the 10%. Really good, along the lines of Hunahpu, though not quite at that level.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gephross100 (201) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2016 2915 bottle thanks to Rubio. Pours a pitch black color with a dark brown head. Strong chili forward nose light cinnamon note. Medium thick body.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bacterial (2811) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 12, 2016
Coconut cinnamon nose. Dark black pour with a slight tan head. Chocolate, vanilla with a hint of heat, lots of cinnamon and dammit I swear there is toasted coconut in here. Delicious!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daje (3980) - NORWAY - AUG 5, 2016
CBC 2016 Green session. Black body, small tanned head. Arma of dark malt, chili, leather and cinnamon. Taste of strong chocolate, milddly burning chili, cinnamn and cark coffee, mild chili burn in finish. Very well balanced, all elements of the beer really shines.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zathrus13 (1764) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2016
Bottle. Pours black, with a very small, brown head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, cinnamon, peppers. Flavor is cinnamon, chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, alcohol, dark fruit, and some somewhat hot spiciness from the peppers. Fairly heavy body. Nice finish, which moves between sweetness, heat, and bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Desverger (7962) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2016
Tap@Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2016, Copenhagen - black pour with a tan head. Dark roasted and sweet malty aroma and taste with chocolate, caramel, lots of spices coming in, some chili heat, big warming boozy bear hug in the finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Camons (10099) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2016
Draught @ CBC 2016. Pours black with a brown head, lacings. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, dark chocolate, cocoa, spices, cinnamon, chili. Flavor is rich malty, caramel, dark chocolate, cocoa, spice, vanilla, cinnamon, chillies, alcohol. Full body, oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation, warming chilli and alcohol heat. 140516

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (15163) - DENMARK - JUN 30, 2016
CBC. Black with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, spices, cake and cinnamon. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, spices, cinnamon, medium sweet, liquorice and medium bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (10890) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2016
Draught @ CBC 2016, Green session, København
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, cinnamon, coffee, cocoa and brown sugar. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light to medium bitter with a long chocolate, cinnamon, coffee, cocoa, brown sugar and molasses finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (17417) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2016
CBC. Black with a brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate and cinnamon. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Sweet and rather bitter finish with a chili bite. 140516


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