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RATINGS: 202   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Imperial Stout aged 11 months in Rittenhouse Rye Whiskey barrels with cacao nibs, ancho chilies, vanilla beans, and cinnamon.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrHangover (3863) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle @ ZZT X, courtesey of kermis. Pours a pitch black beer with a small tanned head on top. Aroma of coconut, chocolate, vanilla. Flavor is quite bitter, loads of cocoa in there and vanilla. Big sweetness going on, alchohol is mellowing out a bit and gives even more sweet flavors going on. Aftertaste is sweet as well. Very decent, but the sweetness is overwhelming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansjelaah (1747) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle @zzt10 shared by kermis. Pitch black color with a small head. Smells sweet, red fruit, chocolat, nice. Tastes bounty, chocolat. Don’t like cocosnut.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kermis (9986) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle shared at ZZT 10. Pours black with a small brown head. Aroma of cinnamon, cacao, milk chocolate, bounty, coconut, fruity chilli, vanilla, whiskey barrel. Flavor is heavy sweet but in no way cloying and over moderate bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Excellent and worth the hype, really improving on the base beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vestergaard (1588) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2015 Bottle from trade with Matt! Pours a pitch Black with a Nice looking, dense, dark brown head. Aroma has huuuge cinnamon. Cinnamon rolls to be exact. Dough, vanilla, cookies, cocoa and a hint of sweet bourbon/whiskey. Some dry oak balances the sweetness. Taste has more of this sweet vanilla-whiskey-oak character, Brown sugar and syrup, nice, Dark roast, a hint of coffee, and then it ends off with some lovely chili heat, which together with the barrels gives a really Nice, balanced beer.. Although it’s first of all just a cake in a bottle! Much better than the original! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Klimaet (1610) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a creamy mocha head. Aromas of strong cinnamon (rolls), cacao, some spices, some vanilla, coffee roast, whisky. Taste is roasted malts, dark dried fruits, cacao powder, some licorice, whisky notes, gunpowder, coffee roast, cinnamon, vanilla, some chili notes. Thick body with a slight chili finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
reggiedunlop (3637) - 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...we’ll balanced. Mouthfeel is full and super creamy with a roasty/oaky dark chocolate and cinnamon finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikem409 (1972) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
devman171 (1221) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deekyn (1459) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrob21 (3395) - 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.

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