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RATINGS: 281   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Ale brewed with ancho chili peppers, cacao nibs, and cinnamon sticks.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stumpyiliz (216) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Dark chocolate pour with a lingering tan head. Aromas of chili cocoa and more chili. Initial taste is dominant on the peppers followed by dark chocolate and slight vanilla on the finish. Very dry palate but overall a solid brew.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
njager246 (645) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2015
Draft at bells 30th, amazing aroma of cinnamon, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and some sweetness. Taste comes together perfect- chocolate and cinnamon upfront, with some coffee and sweet fruits to finish, hard to find any criticism but is a touch thin, amazing

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
koleminer20 (1254) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 7, 2015
From notes. 08/07. Madison. 750 mL bottle from 2013. The pour is a thick black with minimal dark khaki head and no lace. It stains the glass nicely as well. The aroma is great. Strong chili and cocoa presences. And the cinnamon adds a nice spiciness. Nice and roasty with a good spiciness. There is a light creaminess beyond it. It's complex, multi-layered, and really creamy. The flavor is good. Great balance of chilies and cocoa with cinnamon that remains hidden until the aftertaste. The finish is like raw cinnamon sticks. The complexity is beautiful. Smooth and reserved with detectable amounts of each of the main characters. The roast is well balanced and delightful. The mouth feel is thick and viscous with a great creamy soft carbonation and a lovely lingering aftertaste that is all cinnamon. This is such a good beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Patrickctenchi (5078) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 13, 2015
Draft: Pours black....with a full, dark tan head. Cocoa, milk chocolate, cream, cinnamon aroma.. Cinnamon toast, dark chocolate flavour.... The cinnamon and a light chile warmth sneaks up slowly....then really kicks in at the finish.... Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ebone1988 (523) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2015 Bottle shared with koleminer20. 2013 vintage. Aroma is cocoa, cinnamon, some light chilies, light vanilla, booze, roasted malt. Appearance is black, brown head, poured nice. Taste is cocoa, cinnamon, chilies, vanilla, roasted malt, very fucking good. Mouthfeel is thick, soft carbonation, oily, wonderful. Overall, in comparison to Hunahpu this beer is slightly off. The presence of initial cinnamon flavor it?s muted until the aftertaste, whereas Hunahpu was very cinnamon forward, but on its own, it?s wonderfully delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChrisSc (439) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2015
4.5oz pour on tap. Madison. Pours very dark, basically black. Small rim if tan head. Aroma is sweet- chocolate and coffee. Spiciness in the background. Roasty notes. Taste is sweet with a dark chocolate bitterness. A touch of spice in the finish. Body is heavy. Thick texture. Subtle carbonation. Long finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drowland (7095) - Georgia, USA - AUG 5, 2015
2/19/15. Sampled during RBWG 2015. Black pour with a small tan head. Nice aroma, good mix of cocoa, cinnamon, vanilla, light coffee aspect. Nice flavor, peppers coming through, mixes well with the cinnamon, cocoa coming through as well. Tasty!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (1492) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2015
Bottle in line for Blåbær ’15. Pitch black with a tan head. Lots of cinnamon, caramel, vanilla, chocolate and some sweet malts. Light burn on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nealblind (1186) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUL 7, 2015
big brown pour. Aroma molasses, ginger soil big cinnamon, chinese cola dandelion. Tastes bitter herbs chinese cola. chocolate is minimal/ ends up being woody. dry boozy palate alcohol pretty well hidden. really out there for a imperial stout of any sort. Doesn’t hold very close the the Mexican hot chocolate thing either. This is Perennial in full twisted herbal/spice pantry glory.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bigda83 (534) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JUL 2, 2015
2014 Bottle. Pours a very deep dark brown with a medium sudsy tan head. Aromas burst out with sweet malts, cinnamon, clove, chocolate, vanilla. Flavor was mild coffee, chocolate, tons of cinnamon, clove, vanilla. Pretty much followed the nose for me. Only knock was that it did have a boozy tast/ burn to it. At 10%, I know it may be expected, but I’ve had others that hid it better for me. Still, an amazing beer and near perfect. Full body, creamy texture, good bubbly carbonation, long finish with alcohol heat.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (4040) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 24, 2015
Une dégustation chez Jool. Un liquide qui tombe assez lourdement dans mon verre. Il n’y a pas vraiment de bulles. Ça m’apparaît plutôt mort. Le nez est fantastique. Vanille, épices, gâteau au chocolat, noix de coco, fudge et malts noirs. La cohésion est assez remarquable. Au goût, le piment et la cannelle s’infiltrent dans les moindres racoins chocolatés et maltés. C’est très bon mais un peu en déséquilibre. En bouche, le liquide montre un corps moyen-fort. Le pétillement est si faible. La texture est si crémeuse. En finale, les piments se manifestent avec une certaine autorité.

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