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RATINGS: 485   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hank37 (76) - banksia grove, AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2014
Superbly complex. Aromas of capsicum, jalapeno. It’s velvety and creamy on the tongue where tastes of ash, espresso come in to play with subtle hints of choc and the aforementioned capsicum. 13% abv is hidden bullshit well. Didn’t notice any vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickd717 (3561) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle thanks to dbuckingham. Black as hell, small tan head that lasts. Big aroma with chocolate dominating, some coffee. Very roasty. The flavor is also big with a lot of the stuff they threw in here - semisweet chocolate, coffee, vanilla. Also some molasses and a touch of menthol on the finish. I wish the chili peppers were bigger, as they’re barely noticeable. Huge, thick mouthfeel. Decent carbonation for the style. Another big "bomb" of an imperial stout. Definitely tasty but nothing too different.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Appearance: Pours an inky dark brown, nearly black with a fuzzy tan ring.

Aroma: Fresh coffee, dark chocolatey malts, pepper oils/essence, alcohol.

Taste: Dark roasted cold coffee. Burnt malts/char, dark chocolate, vanilla bean, finishes with spicy scratchy peppers and bitter coffee.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Heat from the peppers. Modest carbonation.

Overall: A very exceptional beer. Deep, complex, highly sippable. If you are put on the spot to recommend a cigar beer, without a blink, say Prairie Bomb!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lagerboy (1260) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2014
12 fl. oz. bottle. Hueless darkest dark brown, mocha foam fades and rings. Aroma is singed dark roast and dark chocolate. Deep dark roasted chocolate malt taste, heavy and dense, portish, some alcohol heat. Soft carbonation, full bodied, moderately hopped. Wicked strong, over rated and DNFL (Definitely Not For Lagerboys)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (2863) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is coffee, chocolate, taste is sweet chocolate, bitter roasted coffee.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sevenlee (1351) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2014
Pours totally black with a large dense brown head. Aroma is malt, coffee, chocolate, roastiness, vanilla and some spice. Taste is quite roasty, high sweet leading to a nicely balanced and spicy finish. Fricken awesome!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (2387) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle, thanks Mike. Aroma of smokey chilli peppers, vanilla and chocolate. Taste of chocolate and vanilla, roasty and a little smokey. A bit over fizzy. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
McNeillR (1242) - SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Thick black, oily small ringed head. Firm musky chilli crunch on the nose. Oaty and Vanilla dusting sweetness. Very succulent dark malt either a sweet crust. There’s a burn but it’s a wholesome seeded burn from the chilli. Not overly rich most of the time, viscous enough. Lingers clean like nappies soaked in vanilla and chillis.

Bottle, Fancy Al Fresco Tasting, Cheers BenHhhhHhhhhh

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (6819) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle 335ml @ RBBSG III, courtesy of Omgrich. Brune foncée, quasi noire, col beige-blanc cassé. Doré au verre. Arôme offre un bouquet enivrant de chocolat, mat avec un bouquet modéré de piment qui vient titiller les narines. Palais est ici aussi axé sur les malts avec une belle dose de chocolat. Le profil épicé est subtil et progresse doucement en bouche sans jamais être surfait. De ce fait, une bière bien en balance. Le tout se réchauffe sur la fin et le sentiment d’épicé apparait un peu plus. Le vanille, vu les dimensions du chili, ne reste que en retrait mais contribue à cette balance, apportant ainsi une belle pointe de douceur. Au final, bière sympa qui s’inspire sans se la cacher de la version de CCB.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sirwisa (25) - California, USA - JUL 24, 2014
complex, big, earthy roasty imperial stout bomb. definite after dinner sipper that pairs well with rich chocolate and/or coffee noted desserts. salted caramel would be great too. nice balance of spice, coffee, nibs and pepper. smooth alcohol heat that could get you in trouble!

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