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RATINGS: 187   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.25   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
reggiedunlop (3414) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Pitch black thick pour with a medium mocha head. Aroma has some boozy notes and nice sweet cinnamon, vanilla, dark chocolate...smells like a churro dipped in rye whiskey. Flavor follows suit and adds nice coffee and notable chile smoke and heat...well balanced. Mouthfeel is full and super creamy with a roasty/oaky dark chocolate and cinnamon finish. Excellent.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikem409 (1815) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle very very large thanks to Beau! Deep black and thick with a deep tan head. Aroma of spice, fruit, vanilla and wood. Taste is sweet sticky cinnimon bun soaked with bourbon. No heat way to easy to drink.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
devman171 (1217) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 7, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2015 Bottle batch 2, shared by Tom! Pours thick black with low dark tan head. Aroma is rich booze, chocolate, light cinnamon and pepper. Taste is thick roast and well balanced whiskey, light vanilla, big cinnamon, and pepper finish. Keeps on going and going

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deekyn (1361) - 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

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrob21 (2895) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Westmeister (2051) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mora2000 (5930) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Errl (2013) - 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,

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Experiment_Ale (1088) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2014
At Stephens 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.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Steve_0 (3291) - 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.


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