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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17   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.


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
CapFlu (4524) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
Lasting thin brown head atop an opaque bleach head. Nose of Christmas hard candies, toffee and molasses. Very deep. Fantastic.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
blomster (257) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle. Dark, viscous pour. Brown thick head. Aroma of coconut, cinnamon, rich chocolate. Full bodied, light warming alcohol. I could smell and sip this all day. World class

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ferris (4245) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2014 Bottle - Deep dark chocolate, cinnamon, cocoa and a dark depth that causes me pain. Jet black with a brown head. Chocolate, coconut, chilli, cinnamon and a slight bit of booze in the finish. Decadent and superb.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
budznsudz (557) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2014
First off, I love the pull tab wax combo. Pours dark as night with a reddish head. Aroma is decadent cinnamon candy, toffee, anise, and barrel. Taste is truly delicious. Graham cracker, cinnamon, turbinado sugar, sweet exotic booze, childhood candy essence. Really and truly delicious. Right up there with DB Hunahpu. Absolutely world class.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcnielsen (2108) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle at Perennial during RBSG bus tour. Pours a black color with white head. Chocolate, cinnamon, bourbon, pepper.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
brokensail (10935) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle @ Perennial. Crazy cinnamon sugar, coconut, and marshmallow on the nose. Lots of dark chocolate, vanilla, fudge, and whiskey. Damn. The cinnamon really makes the flavor for me. Great spice balances out the sweet chocolate, vanilla, and coconut. A touch of marshmallow and somewhat moderate rye/whiskey. Awesome beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (1889) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Sampled along the RBSG 2014 bus tour. Bottle at the brewery. Nose has a lot of booze in it, and the strong cinnamon from the base beer is still present. Taste is like a chocolate cinnamon bourbon ball. Slightly sweet and borders on being too thick and sweet, but ultimately dries out. I never seem to get the pepper character in the base beer and this version is the same way. Very good beer though.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frank (2880) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2014
This stuff smells great but is ultimately a one trick pony. It smells and tastes like Mexican hot chocolate with a shot of whiskey in it. It is black w/ only a small head of brown foam. I get a bunch of cinnamon and vanilla and all kinds of good stuff in the nose and can say it smells legitimately delicious but tasting it is when it sort of goes awry. It is heavy and sweet and the spices and booze overwhelm any real malt character. It has very little carbonation which increases the ponderous heavy feeling of it and overall it feels more like some sort of spicy version of Kahlua than a good beer to me.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
adnielsen (9108) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle @ Perennial during RBSG. Holy fucking shit, this beer is a trip. Black appearance with a lasting dark brown head. Not a ton of whiskey in the nose but the other ingredients are super potent. Cinnamon, brownie batter, rich dark chocolate, some roast, and coconut in the nose. The flavor is incredible. Not hot or sugary. Tons of brownies, chocolate cake, light whiskey, fairly spicy, cinnamon and nutmeg flavor. Some spices and spiciness in the after taste. The barrel character isn’t that overwhelming but I still seemed to enjoy this one a bit better than the normal version.

2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Crash_the_dog (150) - Fairway, Kansas, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Really wanted to like this one, but the cinnamon overwhelmed me. Lots (perhaps too many) flavors battling in this beer, but the cinnamon beat them all into submission. I will try again, as it may have been a bad night for my palette... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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