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RATINGS: 195   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.

tcane7's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Draft at Memphis Taproom. Pours black with tan head. Notes of chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt, rye, smoke and chilies. Medium body

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
baggio (329) - norrtälje, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2015
Bottle@gothenburg-tasting. Thanks to blomster for sharing! Apperance: Dark brown with a vicious, brown, head. Aroma: Spices, Chocolate, Malt,. Taste: Cinnamon, Chili, Chocolate, Vanilla mm. Yummy! Palate: Supersmooth with a little kick from the spices. Like a delicious dessert. One of the best beers to cross my path!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ShivanDragon (2546) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2015
tijdens @Borefts 2015 kwam deze fles voorbij, direct even meegepakt, bedankt aan de persoon die het flesje wou delen
zwart met plakkerige bruine kraag. aroma van zoetigheid, vanille, fruit, chocolade, licht BA karakter. Smaken zijn erg zoet. vanille, dik en stevig, volle body, mooi spul man !... hier wil ik wel een gehele fles van hebben...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarcoDL (3199) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2015
At Borefts 2015. Some kind stranger gave us a sip. Rich aroma of vanilla, red fruit and cacao. Extremely rich and full taste of chocolate, vanilla, mild red fruit and a little spice. Divine beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Abijen (2178) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2015
Pik zwart met een mooie bruine kraag. Ruikt zoet, overrijp fruit, kruidig. Smaakt ook zo. Erg lekker.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gregwilsonstl (1555) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 5, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2015 Loads of chocolate. Barely tasted any barrel. Vanilla. Alot of cocoa nibs. Some chilies. Tasted at my Whales and Whimps bottle share. Fairly flawless. Tried next to a Cigar City Huna, and six out of six of us agreed, this was better, but both were amazing.. Thx Tony B.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drdisque (685) - Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2015
From a shared bomber in a snifter at Binny’s tasting room. Intense chocolate aroma. Flavor is intensely spicy with cinnamon dominating the palate. finish is clean but slightly astringent. Not a drainpour obviously but I don’t understand the hype. This beer is very unbalanced and overspiced. The Barrel aging may help mellow it but doesn’t ad any flavor. Overkill beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ctipping (530) - Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2015
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Inky black. Glass staining. Nice khaki head. Wispy on the surface with a thick collar. Great aroma. Lots of cinnamon. Peppers, vanilla, and chocolate. Not a lot of barrel character from it. Peanut buttery. Pepper flavor comes through in the background throughout. Peanut butter flavor persists throughout too. Lots of chocolate and a bucket of cinnamon. Some whiskey and vanilla comes through, but not much. Chewy and slick. Very nice body. Peppers cut the heaviness. Pains me to say this is just as good as Hunahpu. I wish there was more barrel, but it’s hella good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DesertDevil (673) - Arizona, USA - JUL 11, 2015
750-ml 2014 bottle. The spices (red chiles, cinnamon, black pepper, and cumin) dominate the nose but a good amount of chocolate and whiskey manage to shine through the heat, followed by some anise. Glossy obsidian in color with a filmy mocha head. My goodness, what a sublime taste. Flavors of milk chocolate, incredibly smooth whiskey, a touch of oak woodiness, only moderate spiciness despite the hot nose, a hint of caramelized sugar, solid vanilla, and charred malt all dance on the tongue. Spicy, dry finish. Just freaking amazing.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SlovakSniper (4130) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 24, 2015
Une dégustation chez Jool. Sensiblement la même robe que sa grande sœur (ou sa petite, c’est selon). Au nez, bourbon caramélisé assez sexy. Intégration parfaite de la vanille et des éléments épicés. Parfums pralinés. Pâte de noix sucrées. Notes de tabac à pipe. Coco grillée. Friandise chocolatée. Complexe et décadent. Au goût, une explosion de caramel poivré, de cacao noir, de noix de coco, de beurre d’arachides, de brioche à la cannelle, de tabac, de whiskey épicé et de malts rôtis. Opulent, généreux, luxueux, satisfaisant. En bouche, le corps qui est lourd ne sature jamais mon palais. La texture est riche, liquoreuse, si plaisante et différente de ce que j’ai pu voir dans la version dite «normale». En finale, le chocolat, le caramel et le bourbon enveloppent la cannelle et le piment ancho. Impérial stout supérieur. Fantatisco. Fucking awesome.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fletchfighters (1298) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2015
Not much else can say about this beer but WOW. Amazing stuff. Well balanced between the barrel, coco nibs, ancho Chiles, and cinnamon. Brilliant aroma of Christmas cake. Boozy enough to keep you honest but excellent drinkability.

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