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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.18   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
anders37 (16789) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty bourbon vanilla and chocolate aroma with weak hints of chili. Roasted malty bourbon chocolate and vanilla flavor with spicy hints of chili. Has a roasted malty woody bourbon vanilla and chocolate finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WheatKing (1305) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 5, 2014
Dark brown, brown head. Nose is Belg stout, peppery. Cherry, mole. Flavour is choc, cherry, chile. Heat on finish. Nice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GenDV138 (1371) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle during RBSG 2014 Bus Tour at Perennial’s Barrel Room. Black with tan head. Aromas of coconut, vanilla, oak, bourbon, cinnamon. Tastes of coconut, bourbon, vanilla, oak, dark chocolate fudge, cinnamon. Full body with a dry finish. Low carbonation. Fantastic.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
CapFlu (4538) - 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 (4342) - 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 (2125) - 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 (11008) - 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 (1892) - 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.


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