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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.16   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (20662) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle at yespr. Black coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel, cinnamon and vanilla. Sweet and roasted flavour of caramel, vanilla and cinnamon. Sweet and roasted finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (5796) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, vanilla, oak. chocolate, spice and alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29223) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2014
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a dark brown head. The aroma has notes of coconut, roasted malt, alcohol, soy sauce, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, alcohol, cinnamon, dark chocolate, chili, and brettanomyces, leading to a dry finish, where the chili burns a bit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SlackerMads (1547) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle. Thick black pour with a medium sized diminishing light brown head. Cocoa nibs, vanilla, cinnamon, coconut, mint. Full body, medium sweet and bitter. Sticky texture, soft carbonation. Really hefty with lots of flavour impressions. Light chilli burn in the finish and light alcohol warmth. Way over the top, but yeah.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yespr (30908) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2014
75 cl bottle. Pours pitch black witha quickly gone head. Aroma is roasted malty, whisky and light oaky wooden. Thick malty, coconut, chocolate and malty. Thick malty, dense coconut. Smooth roasted malty. Smooth coconut. Finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
orangesol (688) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Served on-tap at Bainbridge Street Barrel House during their 1st anniversary party. Reviewed from notes.

A - Pours black with a nice one and a half finger tall tan head, quickly dissipating down to a light film, leaving small trails of lace down the sides of the glass.

S - Smells of warm bourbon, strong chili heat, room temperature chocolate, vanilla beans, fresh ground cinnamon and a bit of light booze. Was really hard to finish my glass because it smelled so incredible.

T - Starts off with a quick hit of chocolate, caramel and vanilla sweetness quickly being joined by hints of cinnamon, chillies, drying oak and smooth bourbon burn. Finish is pretty sweet with some heat, lingering for quite awhile. Not as intoxicating as the nose but still really damn good.

M - Heavy body with moderate carbonation. Despite the big, roasty body it was still really smooth, only a bit of booze creeping in at the end of each sip.

O - This might be the best chili stout I have ever had. It packs all of the flavors I enjoyed in the base beer and the bourbon was strong but not over the top. I really loved the choice of rye barrels for this one, really brought it all together. I would love to have this again in the future.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Prufrockstar (915) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle -- big thanks to Dice for sharing this! Impressive what the barrel treatment does. The chili is still there, but more muted in the nose and back of the throat. The aroma picks up some oak and vanilla. Smooth, full body, slick, velvety texture. Really nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2013
First sample at fobab. Pour dark brown with tan head. Get the mocha Cinnamon pepper in the nose. Taste is the same and smooth, barrel a little light. Good but maybe a bit over hyped.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (4548) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2013
3/XI/13 - 75cl bottle @ Bobochamp’s place - bottled: I/2013 (2013-1040) Thanks to Bobochamp for sharing the bottle!

Clear dark brown beer, no head. Aroma: lots of chocolate, cocoa powder, bit somky, charcoal, lots of vanilla, more dark chocolate, cinnamon. MF: soft to no carbon, medium to full body. Taste: lots of chocolate, some alcohol, cocoa powder, mocha, bit spicy, vanilla, more spices. Aftertaste: quite some chillies starting to burn, hot, caramel, bit sweet, chocolate, cocoa powder, vanilla, more chocolate, bit of cinnamon. Well, the flavours seem to be matching the ingredients list. :-)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6019) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 27, 2013
FoBAB 2012 Backlogged rating: Deep slight muddy brown with a small fading head. The aroma has muted notes of fiery chilies, chocolate sauce, bourbon vanilla and oak notes, leather, and english pipe tobacco. The taste has a mild heat upfront and through the finish. Barrel overtones and solid base sweet malt notes with a dash of cinnamon and clove. The mouthfeel is lush and oily that is shockingly drinkable. The boozy snap is actually a good palate cleanser. I would love to have a bottle of this but alas I was not gonna deal with the clusterpuck that happen this year (2013). Oh well, maybe some other day luck will shine on my happy ass.

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