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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15   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.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
gEUS (982) - Linden, BELGIUM - NOV 3, 2013
Bottle sample, pours deep brown, no head. Aroma of green paprica, loads of vanilla and cinnamon, dark chocolate, plum, liquorice... and looots of alcohol. Medium body with an immediate chilli attack, pushing away all other taste components. I miss the balance and alcohol is way too present.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (2705) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 3, 2013
bottle pours black, grey , fast fading foam . smell has whiskey , sweet, dark malts . tastes like freaking mint . seriously , i dont know how else to put it than mint . bit chili’s in the back, but not much . rather complex beer . nice!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5353) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 2, 2013
75cl, bottled 1/2013, as Abraxas (...aged in whiskey barrels), new exclusive American brew, with chili peppers, cacao and cinnamon, thx alot to kraddel!, very complex spicy Stout, roasted/spicy and slightly alcoholic/sweet, heavy, yet balanced, hazy, small head, very good brew, ’Too hyped; Hunahpu is way better!’

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GothGargoyle (1099) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 6, 2013
Black with a dark brown head. Aroma is cocoa, cinnamon, chili, oak, hint of booze. Velvety mouthfeel, thick and chocolatety on the palate, hint of warming booze on the finish and a touch of chili heat. Taste is chocolate, cinnamon, cayenne, bourbon, fudge. Yum

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (7773) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 6, 2013
No head, brown-rimmed black beer. Cinnamon candles for X-mas, vanilla, chocolate. Short-shrpish lactic/coffee milk flavour with cacao and, of course, cinnamon and vanilla. I’m munching on a cinnamon candle from the alternative ladies’ store. Little heat from the chilies, very well-bodied, alcoholheat rather than capsicine. Tour-de-force in balance, but I don’t call this a beer any longer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4349) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2013
RBSG 2013. Black. A thick and heavy beer. Bitter flavor of heavily roasted grain, and the whiskey is there too but comes through as strong vanilla rather than pure booze which ruins so many BA beers.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (7904) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2013
Bottle shared at Bruce’s pad, huge thanks to the host with the most for unearthing this one, 19/09/13. Mid black with a thin tan head that reduces to spotting and edge work. Nose is roast malts,dark chocolate, light dark fruit notes, touch of spice, oaky booze. Taste comprises chocolate, bourbon notes, molasses, liqourice, dark toffee, herbal tones, subtle chilli kick. Full bodied, fine carbonation, sweet finifsh. A grand impy for sure!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2333) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Bottle at RBSG. From notes. Probably ome of the more complex brews I had tried at this point. Bourbony oak, vanilla, dark chocolate, and loads of cinnamon. Heat from the chilies and cinnamon. Very good, very glad I got to try this one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2013
19th September 2013
The Last Tasting at Bruce’s palatial pad. Thanks to our gracious host Bruce for this one. Opaque black - brown beer with a small pale tan head. Nice dark malts and dark chocolate nose. Palate starts soft but has a light fine carbonation. Rich dark malts but not heavy on the palate. Smooth dark chocolate, somewhat Bourneville Biscuit in flavour. Light coconut and a little spicy bourbon. Finishes lightly crisp with a mild alcohol warmth.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6140) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2013
Bottle, massive thanks to Bruce! It pours darkest brown with a small light tan head. The nose is rich, roasty, mildy acidic, chilli, green veg, spearmint, chocolate, creamy, cinnamon and nutmeg. The taste is rich roast, cocoa, vanilla, green veg/chilli, earth, mint chocolate, oak and spice with some alcohol warmth in the finish. Full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Well balanced and pretty good depth. A very good beer indeed, but in my opinion it didn’t stand up against the BA Mexican cakes. Tasty nonetheless.


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