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RATINGS: 529   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BRW (1144) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAY 7, 2014
At CBC. Black colour with brown head. Chocolate, wood aroma. Chocolate, sweet, roasted, coffee and vanilla taste. Medium to full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (11390) - DENMARK - MAY 7, 2014
Tap @ CBC, 14. Black with small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, medium sweet, wood, hop with notes of alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hombrepalo (1853) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Sampled at DLD14. Black pour with good viscosity. Aromas of chili peppers and vanilla. Taste is quite good. Starts with a thick mouthfeel from a classic American impy stout taste. Nice hopping that accentuates the body. It has hints of vanilla in the middle of the taste but ends with a spicy pepper and hop finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
finol (2258) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2014
Draught at CBC. A stable stout with the taste of booze, salmiak, coffee and dark chcocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (11489) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2014
Draught at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014, session 1 of 4. Black beer with a nice beige/brownish head. Roasted chocolate aroma, cocoa, caramel, licorice and tar, hay, figs some dades. Chocolate flavor, tar, coffee, hay, raisins, soot, burnt Wood, floral, caramel, ash some licorice. Hardly no chilli, I appreciate that! Full bodied, a really good heavy beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gyllenbock (5031) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2014
Sample at CBC 2014. Black with a small tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, vanilla and roasted malt. Similar taste, also some notes of chili. Balanced and smooth. A great one! I am glad that I finally got the chance to try this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (1619) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2014
CBC 2014. Pours pitch black with a creamy mocha head. Aroma is coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, dark red berries, muscovado sugar. Taste is dark chocolate, coffee, milk, vanilla, slightly roasted notes. Mouth is oily and slightly coarse with low carbonation. Aftertaste is dark chocolate, coffee. slight chili.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (1592) - Ghent, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2014
Bottle from a trade, thanks Bursprak! Oily black colour, beige foam. Very complex aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate and coffee with vanilla, bourbon and spicy peppery finish. Very good IRS.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bulk_Carrier (2271) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Reviewed from notes. Received in trade. The appearance was a jet black color with a one finger white foamy head that dies immediately. Nice adequate slightly foamy lacing trying to cling to the glass, but spider webs for the most part. The smell had an espresso up front in a nice roasty sort of way backed up by some sweet milk chocolate and with a decent vanilla bean setting pervading my nose. The taste was mainly sweet that ends up leading to a decent balanced roasty sort of effect of a coffee grounds taste but not too bitter or bland as its spectacular and inviting. The aftertaste is basically a combined chocolatey/coffee flavoring with a quick dry finish. On the palate, well this one sits about a medium on the body that makes me want to sip this the more I taste it. Carbonation is good for the style as its fairly smooth and balanced to lead my mouth and tongue into a delicate sticky sweetness. Overall, though I don’t get the "peppery hotness" others do, I say, this is a pretty good brew well worthy of coming back, and I can see why so many people absolutely love this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Johnsense (856) - - MAY 3, 2014
Dark pour with a finger of fast disappearing mocha head. Aroma of pepper, coffee, dark chocolate. Big roast, char, coffee, dark chocolate, molasses. Vanilla and chili well integrated in the background. Spicy aftertaste. Full budy and drinks lighter than its 14%.

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