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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.19   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Imperial Stout aged 11 months in Rittenhouse Rye Whiskey barrels with cacao nibs, ancho cilies, vanilla beans, and cinnamon.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deekyn (1261) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 26, 2014
I was skeptical and I was wrong. This was damn good. Think Mexican chocolate. A - pours dark opaque cola with no head. S - the nose is really nice Mexican chocolate brownies (cinnamon) with toasted coconut and rye whiskey and cherries. M - rich and dense with a chewy body. Nice my with a fantastic complex palate. T - just damn good. The Mexican chocolate is tone down from the smell, balance more with a grainy and raisiny palate. Rye whiskey, milk and dark chocolate. The end is sweet cherry cordials and mild dried chili powder. O - really really nice BA stout. Not over powered by any of its elements. 4.4

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrob21 (2677) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Shared with the crew at BSP as part of Mexican Cake mega trade year 2. Unbelievable this beer. Cinnaon and vanilla aromas. Milk chocolate adn creamy texture. All melding together really well. Maybe a touch below DB huna and a touch above all the mexican cakes if I had to rank them. Everythign here is subtle but still well rounded and prominant enough to give you a diverse set of flavors and textures. Spice and chocolate and amlt and barrel and fruit flavors. Cherry and a dark chocolate finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Westmeister (1831) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Another knockout shared with the crew @ BSP. Damn. Just when I thought DB Huna would be all alone. Not sure if this is better, worse or equal but it is just really, really, really good. Beautiful balance between the chilies, whiskey, rye spice and chili. Truly a masterpiece of a beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mora2000 (5856) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Thanks to errl for sharing this bottle. Dark brown to black pour with a tan head. The aroma is full of bourbon, oak, vanilla, cinnamon, chocolate and roasted malt. The flavor is more of the same. I get a good dose of oak up front with some cinnamon and whiskey. As I drink more of the beer I start to get some light heat from the peppers as well as some light smoke and a bit of alcohol burn. Thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Errl (1733) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2014 Bottle..thanks to Peter! .Nose is vanilla, spice, chocolate, ancho, chewy, chocolate cake..Taste is chewy, spice, chili, vanilla, chocolate cake,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
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 foam. Aroma is very smooth roasted malt, some cinnamon, booze is presnet in a complex and delicious way. Taste is roasted mat, delicious delicate savory light bourbon. Very very nice, complex, interesting, surprisingly smooth, some chili burn, awesome. if anything, slightly too much cinnamon.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Steve_0 (2881) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2014 Bottle at home with friends, courtesy of Aaron. Huge thanks for this one man!! Pour is pitch black with a small brown head and great lacing. Sweet cinnamon apple pie, cocoa, coffee, light roast, some pie crust, pepper, and vanilla. Taste is rich dark chocolate, vanilla, espresso, somewhat earthy, cinnamon, nutmeg, and spice with a rich chocolate finish and a bit of chili heat. Full mouthfeel with soft carbonation. So decadent and delicious. Amazing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leveejr (109) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2014
On tap at city beer. Pours pitch black with dark brown head. Aroma of chocolate, coconut, slight whiskey, cinnamon and marshmallows. Taste is similar with a pleasant alcohol burn. Outstanding beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BMMillsy (1524) - Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle from trade, 2014 batch with black wax. Pours incredibly black, inky, viscous, and ends up with a finger and a half of dark brown head, creamy looking, too. Incredible aroma of sweet chocolate and cinnamon, spicy rye whiskey, very very faint peppers, vanilla, roasted marshmallows. It's like cinnamon s'mores with whiskey, though the whiskey supports rather than overpowers the smell. Flavor follows with awesome cocoa powder and cinnamon, vanilla whiskey notes, ever so slight spice and warmth that lingers from a combination of the peppers and the alcohol. Thick and viscous, though not syrupy, low carbonation but enough bubbles to keep things thick, and very rich with a slightly roasty dry finish. I was expecting more whiskey on this one, but it melds into the beer so well. Seems very much worth the hype here. Incredible beer, though still takes a back seat to DB Huna for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
umich03jm (2178) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle thanks to northernbrews for sharing. Pitch black pour with very little head. Aroma is strong cinnamon cookies, chocolate fudge, cookie dough and a hint of whiskey. Cinnamon and whiskey take over the taste with some cookie dough ice cream, chocolate, and light chili pepper as well. Medium body but the mouthfeel is not as smooth as it should be. Awesome stuff even with the slightly rough mouthfeel.

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