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RATINGS: 510   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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Imperial Stout aged on coffee, cacao nibs, vanilla beans and chili peppers. 2014 = 13% abv

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (8012) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2014
Sampled under less than ideal circumstances Pours like motor oil used too long, having lost a bit of its viscosity. Chocolate, burnt rubber, sweet molasses, bit of solvent or benzene, canned vegetables. Quite burnt-bitter, molasses in the finish. Roast meat crust, left too long in the oven. Some serious rocket fuel features. Very slick and oily, full bodied, alcoholburn. Circumstances kept in mind, certainly not a subtle one. Txs to Mathieu!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Benzai (8747) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2014
Sampled @ RBBSG III. Opaque pitch black color, average sized brown head. Aroma is malts, a hint of paint, hugely vanilla and sweet. Taste malts, dark malts, lightly bitter, roasty, alcohol. Fizzy carbonation, medium body. Donít like it, too much carbonation, unbalanced vanilla flavors, just not good and unbalanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
conway (1567) - - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle. Dark cola colored with a thin tan head. Aroma is chocolate and coffee. Taste adds healthy portions of roast malt, chili peppers and vanilla. Balance is outstanding. Thick mouthfeel and moderate carb. Pretty perfect.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
John25 (634) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle. Black. Aroma is light bourbon and light chocolate. The taste adds very light chile pepper, sweet vanilla. Summit rich palate. Insanely balanced and great, no alcohol presence. Chiles on the back end. Love this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2014

Draught @ Mikkeller Bar, Viktoriagade 8BC, kld., DK-1655 Copenhagen, Denmark.

[ As Prairie Artisan Ales Bomb! ].
Clear dark black color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is heavy malty, chocolate, cacao bean, vanilla, moderate wood. Flavour is heavy sweet and light heavy bitter with a long duration, cacao, chocolate, vanilla, mint. Body is medium to full, texture is creamy, carbonation is soft. [20140430]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hawthorne00 (2510) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle, 14C. Bottle says 13% ABV. Black with a tan head thatís soon a lasting coat. Aroma of coffee, raisiny chiles, vanilla, soy sauce, dark chocolate. Silky, lowish carbonation. Sweet with vanilla and chocolate, moderate roast, coffee - no sign of the soy sauce - chiles are there but mildly fruity and spicy rather than hot. Alcohol is astonishingly well hidden and the beer dries out nicely with moderate bitterness leaving cocoa and chile to linger. Prominence of chile lessens as it warms a little more; coffee the other way. In some ways itís a shame thereís not an enveloping booming richness to it, but itís involving and elegant.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hackobock (1558) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2014
Sample @†CBC 2014. Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is dense coffee, dark bitter and sweet chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon, light chili notes. Taste is is bitter chocolate, light/medium sweet caramel and vanilla, a spicy cinnamon and chili bite in the finish. Medium and very smooth bodied. Alcohol is very well hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
unclemike (2280) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUN 30, 2014
pours black with a small tan head. Nose brings intense coffee upfront, followed by cocoa nibs, with a touch of chili pepper. Flavour brings out a decadent flavour profile, with an insanely awesome mix of coffee, cocoa and chili pepper. The spice is worked in perfectly, executing a wonderful marriage between the different additives. Booze isnít all that prominent considering the ABV. Awesome stuff.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Busick (379) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2014
This beer smells strong and it is strong, but delicious! I am so glad that I have gotten to try this gem in the imperial stout world!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (1988) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle at home, shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, small stable beige head. NOSE: some liquorice, chocolate, mocha, vanilla, coffee, quite some burned malts. TASTE: some liquorice, mocha, coffee, toffee, vanilla, burned malts. Quite some smoked-like taste. Very decent and complex

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