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RATINGS: 186   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.24   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.


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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
holdenn (2088) - 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 that’s earthy and nicely spiced. Really good. 9/4/8/4/16


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fletchfighters (1220) - 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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lukaduke (2566) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Yup everything I expected out of this amazing beer but even better with bourbon barrel influence that calms some aspects but enhances others. Really well made with great harmony of boozy cocoa, spicy cinnamon, pepper heat, light smoke, round vanilla... everything just works and there is no way to describe it other than to try it.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JBPortland (1102) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 25, 2015
750ml bottle thanks to Nate! Pours dark oily black with thin foamy strip of head. Nose is rich dark chocolate spice, dark bourbony fudge, cinnamon toast, subtle chili pepper spice, cacao. Taste is velvety creamy with tons of fudgey chocolate cake and dark brownie, coconut, cinnamon, soaked in whiskey spice with vanilla and coconut notes. The pepper heat has been a little subdued by the barrel aging it seems, not as "hot" but it’s there. Finishes with balanced sweetness and bitter roasty dark chocolate bourbon spice, some dark fruit. Totally legit, this is fantastic.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
cgarvieuk (16795) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2015
Swap Deep black... Deep black.. Thin tan lacing... Dark massive coconut.. Light cinnamon.. Dark chocolate roast malts nose... Dark chocolate... Dark malts.. Deep fruits.. Dark heavy roast .. big coconut .. light smooth non bitter cinamon .. very nice linger... wonder if it would get clawing if i had a lot though

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BenH (2890) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle thanks to the most ridiculous man in Western Scotland. Black with brown head. The smell is outrageous, vanilla, coconut, chocolate, roasty, chili. Taste is similar, all the shit, chocolate, vanilla, chocolate, coconut. Sweet with a long bounty bar finish. Dios mio man.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GlasgowTAD (382) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2015
Pours black with a slight brown head. Aroma is vanilla, cinnamon, cacao. Taste is vanilla, coconut, cocoa and slight chilli heat. Body is full and full of lovely lacing.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuu666 (5872) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle at tad’s. Pours black, nose is massive coconut and bourbon, chocolate, cinnamon, taste is dry, chocolate, coconut, sweet.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
arminjewell (8474) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2015 Pour out of bottle at FOBAB 2014, thick oily black pour with creamy dark caramel head, aroma brought big notes of chocolate, vanilla, coconut into nice bourbon, oak, slight dark fruit into a slight brownie note, some hints of cinnamon as well. Taste was a mix of cinnamon, vanilla, chocolate, into some dark fruit, vanilla, bourbon with a hint of chili, touch of sweet cake and brownie notes, finishing slightly boozy, full of chocolate. Definitely lived up to the hype for me.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ICEatALAMO (1095) - Troy, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle. The pour is black with a lighter head. The aroma is sweet cinnamon with a hint of spice. The taste is so nice. Smooth as can be. The spice and cinnamon blend very well. Such a great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
CousinBrenden (125) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 5, 2015
Loved everything about the regular Abraxas. The barrel age is over top. Nice oak bourbon addition to the wonderful complexity of the base brew. Kick butt.


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