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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.19   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
djd07 (3879) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Batch 1 bottle thanks to Tom. Pours a dark brown with tan head that diminshes to nothing. The aroma is marshmellow, roast, peppers, cinnamon. Medium mouthfeel with cinammon and pepper and chocolate fudge, nice boozy finish, wow really enjoyed this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
vtafro (3796) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle at goulét brewery bus tour. Black pour with brown head. Coffee, roasted, coffee, roasted sweet malt, cinnamon, chocolate flavors. Awesome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ataraxia (389) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Sweet aroma of cinnamon, chocolate, syrup, toffee, and chili peppers. Mix of sweetness and peppery finish. Full bodied, smooth, and fairly creamy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dfonorow (1600) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle share in Orland Park. Pour is very dark brown with no head. Aroma of chocolate syrup, cinnamon, oak chips, vanilla, and roaste grain. Flavor is similar with added notes from the barrel aging - whiskey, vanilla extract, oak, molasses, and liquorice. Great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tectactoe (2306) - Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Nolan. Black, oily, & thick, just like regular Abraxas. Deep-tan colored, leathery foam rests on top for only a few moments before turning to a collar. Aroma... Wow. Warm cinnamon Teddy Graham crackers, sweet vanilla cake, snickerdoodle cookies, brown sugar, light fudge drizzle, & a mild sense of bourbon soaked wood chips hanging around just outside the periphery... So smooth, so complex & unique. Taste gives way to some dry coffee beans but you’re quickly launched into a world of cinnamon graham crackers, lightly tannic barrel presence, bourbon infused dark chocolate, robust vanilla, & some burnt brown sugar in the finish. Finishes with a lingering taste of cinnamon cookies drizzled in chocolate & vanilla goodness. My god. A fantastic beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
biggsbowler (381) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle ’13 - Pours dark black w/ tan head. Lots of cinnamon, oak, vanilla, and bourbon in the nose plus some spices. The taste is chocolate, cinnamon, bourbon, and vanilla very well mixed. The combination of flavors are solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
artmcd8 (1786) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle thanks to beerman6686. Pours a dark brown to black with a slight brown foam head. Aromas of alcohol, fudge brownie, cinnamon. The taste is sweet and not much barrel comes through until it heats up. Really good stuff in smaller amounts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerman6686 (4696) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2014
This one poured a dark brown to black with a beige head Aroma of cinnamon, fudge, vanilla and booze. Fpavr was cinnamon, light roast, ridge American vanity ellam, not really any barrel bit still pretty taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
charule (1279) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle thanks to beerman6626. Poured black with tan head. Aroma is pretty good with spice vanilla. Light carb med bod. Light spice creamy milk stout booze barrel taste.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dfearnley (1078) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle to goblet at the RBAG14 warmup Wow...okay, I just finished slamming down a Prairie Bomb which was amazing BTW, but this is AWESOME! Huge caramel, molasses, rum, raisins, and whiskey....damn, I don’t know, there’s much more going on. Dark creamy, silky dark brown with a tan head that’s so thick that requires 7 rinsings and some scrubbing to clean. Taste is my mom’s rum Christmas, fruitcake...rum, maraschino cherries, currants, vanilla, candied fruit.

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