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RATINGS: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Imperial Stout aged 11 months in Rittenhouse Rye Whiskey barrels with cacao nibs, ancho chilies, vanilla beans, and cinnamon.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
markextrae (2503) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2015
bottle recieved in a trade. shared with 2 friends.poured a pitch black colour with a deep mocha head. aroma starts with a hit of cinnamon, rye, dark roasted chocolate, dark malts, cacao, whisky, oak, chocolate fudge, vanilla, some chilli pepper heat.. taste is just bursting with flavour, so incredible and thick in flavor. just a right amount of heat in the finish. every sip explodes your palate with new flavors. bit spiced heat of the barrel, which i like a lot. this BA version is a world of difference compared with the regular abraxas. had this one after the double barrel huna. which was incredible, but this one is just 0,1 point better, because I’m more fan of the spicy bourbon barrels incredible! def. would search after this one again!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
aleigator (550) - GERMANY - DEC 27, 2014
Thanks to Matt and Kevin, shared with my family on Christmas Eve. Pours a viscous black color, with a small, fluffy, dark brown head, leaving back a perfect, thin lacing at the side of the glass. Smells of sweetened cinnamon on top of earthy malts, bakers chocolate and a gentle amount of coffee. The Bourbon qualities aren’t too present on their own, but blend very well into the chili spices, adding heat and wood to the nose. Notes of molasses provide a sweetness to the brew, which gets supported by the omnipresent cinnamon spiciness outstandingly well. Begins with rich cinnamon flavors straight from the beginning, while earthy, toasted malts, as well as slightly bitter coffee build the foundation of this beer. The cinnamon gets a bit sticky and dusty, while it turns pretty intense on the palate, with molasses and toffee adding a lot of sweetness to its dominant spiciness. The Bourbon barrel, mirroring the nose, doesn’t turn very present on its own, while it interacts perfectly well with the chilies, leaving the spicy cinnamon with an interesting, hot and complex touch on the palate. The sweetness gets balanced by a wooden Bourbon bite, which got a semi dry, bitter aspect to it, highlighting the earthy malts. Finishes with a sublte, spicy burn, while coffee becomes more present, still with a slick sweetness detectable, which is now calmed by the wooden maltiness, while the Bourbon shines through in its wooden, vanilla qualities, with a peppery bite. Has an incredible smooth mouthfeel, with a hot burn in the end. The beers body is incredible full and quite different to the normal version, while providing less coffee, way more cinnamon and the proper sweetness.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beechner224 (978) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle. Pours black tan was, way darker than the 2014 abraxas. Aroma is rich ass chocolate, whiskey, cinnamon, awesome! Up there with the best aromas, DB cake, db Huna, etc. flavor is mild, more than I expected. Warming as I sip on it. More thickening in the mouthfeel, more chocolate coming through.awesome beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Countbeer (5611) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2014 Bottle: Vintage 2014: Thanks Beerlistman: Served in a Chouffe glass: Pitch black with a small brown head. Aromas of roast, marzipaN, marshmellows, soft smooth creamy. Flavours of roast, marzipan, mocha, roast, bitters, cream, marshmellows and chocolate... Aftertaste is bitters, roast, chocolate,... Soft and very smooth! Wonderful beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Warped_Silver (124) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Pours thick like motor oil and pitch black. Aroma of chocolate, cinnamon, bourbon, vanilla, and rye spice. Taste is sooooo good! Starts spicy, sweet, and cinnamon with chocolate, vanilla, slight EtOH. Mouthfeel is super thick and tasty. Overall one of the best! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gramity (1582) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
#1400! Jet black, light on head. Nose of very heavy cinnamon, vanilla, bourbon barrel, rich chocolate, base beer is apparent and awesome. Taste of rich vanilla, heavy heavy cinnamon, bourbon barrel, toasty, super complex, dry from the cinnamon, dry spicy finish, the chiles become apparent only on the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrewFace (960) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Whalez bro. Cinnamon and chocolate aroma, light whiskey note. Thick dark black pour. Lots of cinnamon and chocolate in the flavor too, oak and big wmooth whiskey follows.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RasmusOtt (1763) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2015 Bottle from a trade with Matt. Pours black with a dark brown lacing. Aroma of CINNAAAMOON, cinnamon rolls, dark ripe fruits, some spice (from the chili i guess), cocoa powder, brown sugar, cookie dough, some barrel character, vanilla and some weak coconut as it warms - but the main thing is really cinnamon rolls all over the place. This beer gotta be kidding me. The taste is just freakingly slick chocolate, raw cocoa, vanilla, chili, cinnamon rolls, dark fruits, nougat and a lot of wooden whiskey barrel character. I think the barrel and the chili saves this beer from being cloying. The end of this beer is just crazy good just covering your mouth with melted chocolate haha! Really a beer that sticks out for me!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bursprak (1577) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2015 Bottle split 5 ways, thanks guys for sharing! Pitch black pour with a small dense tan head that fades away and leaves small lacings on top. Nose is full of cinnamon, milk chocolate, coconut, vanilla and a tiny hint of the chillies. Taste is really intense, everything melts together in a perfect way. Vanilla, spices, cacao powder, whiskey and then with a lingering hot finish. Very good indeed!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
caesar (5971) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle @ ZZT X, small sample, thanks all for sharing! Dark color, brown head. Aroma is spicy, rye whisky, cookie, biscuit on top of loads of coffee and chocolate. Coconut. Bit sweet in taste, slight burning spiciness from chili. Great complexity. Wonderful beer.

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