RateBeer
overall
100
99
style
Serve in Snifter

bottled
available

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial Stout aged 11 months in Rittenhouse Rye Whiskey barrels with cacao nibs, ancho cilies, vanilla beans, and cinnamon.


holdenn's rating

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
holdenn (2080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Sampled at FOBAB 12. Rich hot chocolate cinnamon aromas. Bourbon caramel and vanilla sweet flavors are interesting. A creamy sweet imperial stout thats earthy and nicely spiced. Really good. 9/4/8/4/16


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leveejr (105) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2014
On tap at city beer. Pours pitch black with dark brown head. Aroma of chocolate, coconut, slight whiskey, cinnamon and marshmallows. Taste is similar with a pleasant alcohol burn. Outstanding beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BMMillsy (1393) - Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle from trade, 2014 batch with black wax. Pours incredibly black, inky, viscous, and ends up with a finger and a half of dark brown head, creamy looking, too. Incredible aroma of sweet chocolate and cinnamon, spicy rye whiskey, very very faint peppers, vanilla, roasted marshmallows. It's like cinnamon s'mores with whiskey, though the whiskey supports rather than overpowers the smell. Flavor follows with awesome cocoa powder and cinnamon, vanilla whiskey notes, ever so slight spice and warmth that lingers from a combination of the peppers and the alcohol. Thick and viscous, though not syrupy, low carbonation but enough bubbles to keep things thick, and very rich with a slightly roasty dry finish. I was expecting more whiskey on this one, but it melds into the beer so well. Seems very much worth the hype here. Incredible beer, though still takes a back seat to DB Huna for me.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
umich03jm (2007) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle thanks to northernbrews for sharing. Pitch black pour with very little head. Aroma is strong cinnamon cookies, chocolate fudge, cookie dough and a hint of whiskey. Cinnamon and whiskey take over the taste with some cookie dough ice cream, chocolate, and light chili pepper as well. Medium body but the mouthfeel is not as smooth as it should be. Awesome stuff even with the slightly rough mouthfeel.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Iphonephan (3303) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2014
On draft at Snallygaster 2014 in D.C. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate and vanilla. Flavors of cloves, oak and whiskey. Boozy finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (4027) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Amazingly balanced. Comes together excellently. Great integration of barrel. Lost of musky roast in here with some smoke, dark chocolate and cinnamon. Pours black with great mocha head and lacing. Bitter finish. Wonderful stuff. Balance is incredible and it certainly has that extra zing of originality. Had a taste of this at Snallygaster thanks to Noodleuser I think who saved a little from the sell-out ruch.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
radagast83 (4676) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Draft at Snallygaster 2014. Thanks to noodleuser! Poured a pitch black color with a small tan head. Aroma was dark, bitter, roasted malts, some barrel character. Flavor was extremely dark chocolate notes , some humidor notes, cedar almost? interesting. intense.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westchesterco (962) - mclean, Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2014
On tap at the snallygaster in dc it is a dark brown color with an ecrue head. The aroma is bourbon and cinnamon raisin toast. The taste is luscious dark Godiva chocolate. Yummy

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
suprchunk (2261) - Crestview, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Black pour. Small tan head. Little lacing. Big bourbon aroma. Taste is big chocolate. Little pepper.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PeteyPie (5) - - SEP 6, 2014 does not count
750ml bottle shared with the Savages. Aroma: Wonderful dark chocolate with a little cinnamon and chili heat. Appearance: So dark. So very dark. Very little head/retention. Taste: Wow. This is like drinking dark chocolate, with a light cinnamon burn and chili pepper heat at the finish. A little whiskey on the back end as well, not nearly as assertive as I expected. Palate: Very light carbonation, big, heavy body, but easy to drink for the size and minimal alcohol noticeable. Overall: I normally am not a fan of barrel-aged beers, but this was absolutely incredible. So delicious.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dr_Fellini (430) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a deep brown to black color with a thin creamy light brown head. Aroma is sweet roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, slight mint. Flavor is delicious cinnamon, cocoa, vanilla, roasted goodness. Medium to heavy body with a creamy full mouthfeel. Absolutely wonderful beer.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 15


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50