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RATINGS: 427   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yngwie (13108) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2014
Bottle, 12oz. Batch 4, 13%. A gusher, producing a black body under a small, dense, tan head. Lots of coffee and chocolate on the nose, with some cocoa powed, hints of vanilla and a roasted note. Some dark sugars. A faint note of green chilies too. In the flavor the coffee is a bit toned down, leaving more room for the chili. The chili leaves flavor, but not much burn. Actually, the chili burn and alcohol burn combined doesn’t make me think 13-14 % ABV at all. Caramel sauce and some vanilla too. Full-bodied, lightly warming and with a low, soft and pleasant carbonation level. Lasting finish with lots of coffee and some chocolate and chili. Damn, this is wonderful. Wonderful and even more wonderful. 140616

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zoucrew102 (464) - - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle. Strong coffee aroma that overpowers everything else. Pours pitch black with a thin light brown head and some lacing. Thick almost oily mouthfeel. Taste is sweet vanilla and chocolate to start. Finishes smooth with just a hint of spiciness from the chilies. Taste is excellent but the overwhelming amount of coffee in the nose was too much.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ThirstyBird (1455) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - JUN 12, 2014
Pours a very dark black brown with a light brown head. The smell is huge roasty dark malt, dark chocolate, coffee. The taste is dark roasted malt, bitter chocolate, chili ending dry and roasty. Full body with elegant carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RABinCO (1140) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2014
12oz bootle into a snifter.Deep, viscous black pour with a dark brown head that fades to a halo. Aroma of dark chocolate, vanilla, bit of spicy pepper. Taste is dark chocolate, espresso, vanilla, cream,a bit of chili heat. Unbalanced, but easy drinking.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ajnepple (1995) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2014
12 oz bottle shared from Mile High Wine & Spirits. Black appearance with a small dissipating brown head. Roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, caramel, light oak, and light chili peppers. Full, thick body. An excellent sipper.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kansascityCW (109) - kansas city, Missouri, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Pours pitch black with a finger of light brown head. Aroma is coffee, dark chocolate, a touch of licorice, and pepper spiciness that stays in my nose longer than the other aromas. Taste is bitter chocolate, roasted malt, and peppers at the end. Bitter and spicy aftertaste. Mouth feel is silky but not as creamy and thick as I was expecting. Overall this is a very good stout but I wouldn’t say it’s worthy of the hype, and in no way is it worthy of the price tag.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dyetube (1181) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Bottle from Angels Beverages Plano. Pours black with a thin dark brown head. The aromas are chili/banana pepper, roasted coffee, chocolate. The mouthfeel is roasty, chocolaty and has a heavy body with light carbonation. Absolutely phenomenal beer! Cheers!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lectvay (109) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Dark, oily brown with a light brown/red blossoming head. Chocolate and chilis on the nose. Feels thick and creamy, intense chocolate and coffee flavors. A subtle but present burn from a mix of chili and alcohol. Exquisite beer!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kambei70 (551) - - JUN 2, 2014
2014 bottle. Pours tar black with a big, frothy dark brown head that had a little crimson in it. The aroma is a wonderful mellow coffee with dark and milk chocolate, a little cooked vegetable and a nice chili pepper at the end. One of the best balanced aromas I've ever smelled. The taste slowly builds and then explodes on your taste buds. Starts with vanilla and creamy chocolate that gives way to the more bitter cocoa and transforms into the coffee flavor. There is a slight vegetal quality that has a hint of the chili pepper, but not as much as in the aroma. It ends with a sharper coffee bitterness that has a dark chocolate undertone. A very rounded and creamy mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomas15 (671) - USA - JUN 2, 2014
Aroma chocolate, coffee, roast, heat, dark fruit, all really well intergrated. Appears darkest brown with nice light brown head, ample and fluffy good lacing. Taste is roasty heat followed by coffee and chocolate. Roasted coffee lingers.


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