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Imperial Stout aged 11 months in Rittenhouse Rye Whiskey barrels with cacao nibs, ancho cilies, vanilla beans, and cinnamon.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
darkguardian (725) - Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Huge thanks to Seth for this one. I wasn’t really expecting much from this. Assuming it was just another overhyped FOTM beer that was aping Hunahpus. But this beer is every bit Hunahpus equal, but also distinctly different. Nose is big on chili and cinnamon mixed with chocolate the effect is almost peanut butter like. This beer is just silly with chocolate. Its prominant in the nose but its all over the flavor. The mouthfeel like Hunanpus is huge and thick. Silky Smooth on the palate and scarily drinkable. Finish with a flash of chocolate and lingering chili and cinnamon. One of the best beers I’ve had in some time. I should also mention that the barrel is a real star here, love the choice of rye and it adds to the spicy element in the finish but is not as boozy as typical bourbon barrel beers can be.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
whatsupstairs (112) - Inland Empire, California, USA - MAR 3, 2013
bottle shared by jae at the CFH release first thanks for the beer witch is now in beaded in my taste buds still. poured silky roasted black greatness nice wooded noes and dry chili with good cinnamon quaffs really shit was so bomb silly if you ask me vanilla boom chilies bam! it was unbelievable

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
knickskicks (763) - - MAR 10, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2013 Black, dark brown head. Nose is rich dark chocolate cake, light spices and cinnamon. Taste is just huge artisan dark chocolate cake, vanilla, cherries and light spices in the background. Creamy mouthfeel. A work of art.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Travlr (13304) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Draft at Churchkey. Completely black color, dark brown head that settles to an oil slick sheen. Aroma of peppermint candy wrapped in licorice, wrapped in Tootsie Roll, wrapped in peppermint, wrapped in espresso, dipped in dark chocolate and fried in cocoa. Taste is chewy cocoa covered dark cocoa and peppermint Lifesavers with absinthe and raki. Holy fucken shit fuck, Batman!!! This is good. Want more. Mashallah. Second serving has vanilla, bourbon, brandy. The gift that keeps on giving.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2014
750ml, copper waxed bottle, first edition. just couldn’t wait any longer to crack this one. pours a deep, dense, silky black capped by a smooth, rusty, beige head that leaves sticky sheets of lace. truly a beautiful beer in the glass. aroma is simply stunning with huge notes of cinnamon, cinnamon rolls, Mexican coffee, mole cocoa, and dark chocolate backed by subtle, smoky peppers, vanilla beans, dry oak, and hints of whiskey. flavor is just incredible as well with massive dark chocolate, malted vanilla, cinnamon candies, coffee beans, and baked cinnamon cake with rich oak, toasted coconut, whiskey, and mild pepper heat. palate is rich, full bodied, and perfectly carbonated with a beautiful finish of whiskey, cinnamon, and chocolate. overall, this truly is a remarkable effort and falls just a sliver short of perfection. well done.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tkrjukoff (4101) - SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2013
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a nice brown head leaving some lacing. Aroma is intense chocolate bourbon vanilla cinnamon roasted malty a bit ashy. Flavor is just as great as the aroma; fullbodied velvety chocolate cake, vanilla, dryish rye and bitterness are great, a bit boozy, cinnamon and the chilies coming through nicely, too. Fantastic treat whoever had the bottle withhim to the Friday evening madhouse tasting.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Damico (2681) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Pours thick dark black oil in color with a cocoa colored head. The aroma and flavor are perfect - closest flavor to Hunah I have ever had! There is chocolate, cocoa, coconut, vanilla, and some sweet whiskey notes. The almond joy flavor comes in as the thick body of the stout settles on the tongue so nicely, with the coconut becoming more prevalent as it sits there. Maybe the best new beer produced in the last year!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MeadMe (1332) - Riverview, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Had this twice on Hunahpus weekend. Pours a deep dark black. Aroma is Hunahpus like. The flavor is insane. Loads of cinnamon and vanilla up front. Hints of chocolate and coffee, The finish provides toy hes of barrel and a touch of earthy pepper burn. Many have tried to copy Hunahpus. This not only copied it it surpassed it. An insanely tasty beer. My favorite of 2013 so far.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (3931) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 2, 2013
THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST BEERS I HAVE EVER HAD. Completely blown away, huge complexity ,so many flavors, AMAZING

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
adnielsen (9464) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle @ Perennial during RBSG. Holy fucking shit, this beer is a trip. Black appearance with a lasting dark brown head. Not a ton of whiskey in the nose but the other ingredients are super potent. Cinnamon, brownie batter, rich dark chocolate, some roast, and coconut in the nose. The flavor is incredible. Not hot or sugary. Tons of brownies, chocolate cake, light whiskey, fairly spicy, cinnamon and nutmeg flavor. Some spices and spiciness in the after taste. The barrel character isn’t that overwhelming but I still seemed to enjoy this one a bit better than the normal version.

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