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RATINGS: 525   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


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (3497) - Georgia, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Comes out of tap rich sable with a thick chocolaty-tan head. Aroma has strong coffee, roast malt, and nutty notes with woody hop hints. Flavor has rich, delightful roast coffee and earthy tones - then the peppers kick in! Texture is firm and thick, fairly fizzy, leaving a smoky coffee finish. This coffee is da bomb!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (2439) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 15, 2014
From a bottle. Pours almost black with a creamy, bubbly tan head. Tastes like burnt toast, burnt chocolate, chocolate syrup, lightly astringent alcohol, molasses, and spicy hops. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like burnt chocolate, burnt coffee, ash, syrup, booze, and roasted malt.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (3745) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle shared by jheath99. Pours opaque black with creamy tan head. Aroma is espresso, chocolate, pepper spice, roasted malts, and light earthiness. Flavor is roast malts, coffee, dark chocolate, light bitterness, and light spice. Full body and medium carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mansquito (3551) - Nueva York, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Alewife, Queens tap ($10): Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is freshly brewed coffee, chocolate, hints of vanilla, and not really any booze. Taste is chocolate and coffee. Chili pepper taste is there, but it is not really spicy, rather just adding to the flavor. My girlfriend even liked this, which is high praise for an imperial stout (she generally doesnít like stouts). Very smooth. Chocolatey aftertaste. Quite a good stout. Glad to have been able to get this on draught.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
freeofthoughts (668) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Tap 2014 13% version, pours a dense black with lingering frothy tan fizz. The aroma is mostly chilies and roasted malts. The flavor is a big rich roasted stout with chocolate and chili peppers coming thru, just a tiny hint of vanilla. For as big as the beer is itís not to sweet and kinda drying, a noticeable hop bitter balancing under all the dense roasted flavors. Very nicely done brew for such a big beer

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Danyel (1073) - Colorado, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is coffee, caramel, tobacco, a little pepper. Taste is smooth, rich, sweet with a nice bitter coffee touch, a little heat on the finish. Overall, this is really nice. I had a batch before that was tons of coffee and very burnt- this is much much better! I definitely have realized it highly varies from batch to batch.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dogfish120love (1000) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Pours a dark brown with an off white lacing. The aroma is chilli peppers, chocolate, coffee, cinnamon and vanilla. Somewhat spicy, but balanced out by the sweetness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DedicatedToFun (3017) - Santa Monica, California, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Tap, black pour, tan head, nose is chocolate, taste is chocolate, some coffee

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Christpuncher (1389) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2014
This is a really easy to drink 13% beer. Hints of chocolate and vanilla in this one with a slight pepper burn. Smells like chocolate Pours black in color with a tan head. One of the best stouts I have had. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
kaser (3113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Fantastic beer. Aroma is cocoa, vanilla, and even a little fruity. Spicy after taste. Very sweet like a desert, but not too sweet. Cherry chocolate. 12oz pour from a bottle from Blackwells, at home. One of the best stouts iíve had, the ratings arenít wrong.


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