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RATINGS: 530   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bierenjoyer1 (63) - Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Scents of chocolate, malt, vanilla, & coffee. Pours black with a thin foam that actually grows alittle to about 1/8" and creamy light brown. Awesome taste with chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and slight burn of chilli at the end. Easy on the palate with the slight burn chilli and 14% abv. Awesome beer. Get it when you can.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olr1984 (1141) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 8, 2013
sampled at the young guns dinner party at the kitchen in denver. pours a dark brown with a tan head. coffee and vanilla taste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Thanks for the share, OmegaX. These guys know how to make a beer. There is a heavy coffee presence and aroma - balanced nicely with earthy pepper, mellow chocolate and a creamy finish. Pretty complex and delicious while adequately masking the higher alcohol content.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
umich03jm (2179) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2014 Bottle thanks to soonerchamps. Pours black with very little head. Aroma just jumps out at you. I notice the coffee first, like a light roasted fresh brewed batch. Underneath the coffee is rich sweet chocolate, vanilla, and light hint of peppers. Taste is amazing. Rich sweet chocolate balanced perfectly with light roasted, bitter coffee. Finish combines the coffee and chocolate with vanilla and some nice light chili pepper heat. How is this 14%? No alcohol heat or booziness at all. Just awesome stuff. My one incredibly minor beef is that there’s almost no carbonation. With just a little carbonation I think this would be my perfect beer. I love beer trading. Permanent ISO. Thanks Matt! Re-rate, fresher orange wax bottle. A lot of carbonation this time. So I’m gonna bump up the appearance and mouthfeel. Aroma wasn’t as crazy good as my first bottle but this is still one of my favorite beers. Original rate was 10/3/10/4/19. New rate is 9/4/10/5/19.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Garlic_of_Doom (488) - SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle from Justin, thanks a lot! Gold wax. Pours really dark brown, small dark brown head. Aroma hits with green pepper, chili, chocolate pudding, vanilla, coffee, slight roasted malt. Taste has dark chocolate, roasted malt, sweet notes (vanilla?), slight coffee and a nice chili heat that kicks in and numbs a bit at the end. Smooth. creamy mouth feel, no alcohol taste at all. Perhaps a wee bit thin. After taste is long lingering, bitter and warming.
So smooth and easy to drink, nothing in the taste takes overhand.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
burg326 (3889) - Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2013
12 ounce bottle poured a dark brown color, almost black with aromas of chocolate, chile, cinnamon, roast, vanilla, and some earth. Flavors follow suit, mostly chocolate, and light spice of the peppers, with a kiss of vanilla, very drinkable for the thigh abv. Glad that I was able to buy this from the local store.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbutler1 (1356) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle. Red wax. Pours a dark brown color with a nice mocha tan head. Roast coffee, vanilla, toffee, and dark chocolate. No aroma of peppers. Heavy mouthfeel. Sweet dark chocolate upfront with a nice transition to bitter roast coffee and dark chocolate notes. Vanilla as well. Slight metallic. Peppers come in at the end but pretty subtle. Lingering bitterness. Some leather notes as well. Good. Wouldn’t have guessed the 14% abv.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ontape (364) - Valley Village, California, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Bottle, blue wax. World class from pour to palate. Dark and beautiful in the glass with a delicate tan head and big lacing, Smell is insanely rich -- vanilla, chocolate, coffee... serious tiramisu action. Taste is intense, complex, and evolving. Dessert flavors but not overly sweet like good dark chocolate. Peppers hang around in the finish. 14% ABV well-hidden but nice boozy warmth. Eff yeah!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Daniel719 (144) - Safety Harbor, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2013
This beer is awesome. Poured from the glass into a snifter. Right away you can smell the vanilla and coffee. It looks dark with a big tan head. This beer is thick and it sticks to your mouth. The taste is full bodied. You get a lot of coffee and a little vanilla. Not so much of the chili peppers. But once it warms up with peppers come out in a big way. They completely take over and I thought it tastes much better after that. This beer is great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OmegaX (1283) - Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Bottle, bluish sparkle wax. Thanks, Ken. Aroma is earthy pepper, chocolate, roast, a big boost of vanilla, and more peppers. Flavor is more subtle pepper and bigger coffee and chocolate. It’s great and masks the ABV incredibly well.

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