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RATINGS: 608   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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Imperial Stout aged on coffee, cacao nibs, vanilla beans and chili peppers.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
devman171 (1142) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 15, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2014 Pours black with tan head, aroma is chocolate coffee roast, taste is big thick stout with a great coffee vanilla and light chili finish

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Plovmand (6754) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle at Mikkeller Bar. Pours deep opaque black with a creamy cocoa brown head. Sweet roasted malty cocoa aroma. Vanilla and coffee notes. Huge complexity. The flavor is high roasted with coffee and chocolate notes. The chili leaves a light burning feel in the mouth. Not sweet at all compared to the abv. This is awesome. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (3489) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2014
12oz bottle from Mikkeller shop. It pours deep black and creamy with a small tan head. Huge rich coffee and chocolate nose. Taste is the same with lots of coffee and chocolate. Bitter and tangy thanks to the peppers. Thick body with soft carbonation. A beast, but a good one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (11126) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2014
Bottle shared at the BIG FRIDAY tasteroonie, big thanks to Bruce and the boy Jack for springing this beast upon us, 03/01/14. Red Wax seal. Pitch black with a good sized dirty tan head that thins and retains as spotting and edgework. Nose is dark chocolate, rich cocoa notes, green peppers, mineral waftings, light spice. Taste comprises dark chocolate, coffee notes, dark toffee, mineral bite, lightly spiced chilli heat. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, ridiculously easy drinking for 14%!, drying closure with light boozey tones. Solid stuff, alcohol well integrated for such a big hitter and the chilli heat was well tempered and not obtrusive.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (5642) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 10, 2014
24/XII/13 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle @ De Hopduvel (Gent) - BB: n/a (2013-1177) Thanks to Bobochamp for sharing the bottle!

Little cloudy dark brown beer, no head. aroma: coffee, dark chocolate, is it chili peppers? (turns out it is) , burnt sugar, dark caramel, cocoa powder, bit dusty. MF: no carbon, full body. Taste: very metallic start, thatís not good. Lots of dark chocolate, not sweet at all, an unpleasant bitterness overrules all other subtleties rather quickly. Aftertaste: ah yes, chillies it is, but not too much. Also coffee, charcoal, bit metallic, bitter hops and that indistinct unpleasant bitterness again. Dare I say it? íOverhypedí :p

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
taestee (52) - USA - JAN 9, 2014
Really complex stuff. coffee, chocoate and vanilla beans as labeled. chili is very faint. Nice and chewy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Seabass1964 (28) - Paragould, Arkansas, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Poured from a bottle into a nice snifter, nice black color with a low tan head. Aroma of smoky roasted coffee, chocolate, vanilla. Nose canít pick up any of the chili peppers cleverly disguised beneath. Tastes of exceptionally balanced creamy mocha coffee and vanilla with just a bit of caramel. Slight alcohol on the finish. Still the peppers lie to you with their camouflage inside other complexities. Then as the first half glass disappears and without warning from the depths of my soul and gradually creaping up to the back of my tongue comes the burn. Not an intense pepper burn, just enough to let you know itís there. Itís as If I was suddenly revisited by a previously consumed stuffed poblano. It made my palate cry out "hell yeah!" and left me wanting more as I suddenly realize the genius behind it all. Well balanced, great beer!

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mwgroove23 (1) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2014 does not count
Super viscous, nice chocolate backbone with a nice, well balanced chili taste in the back that is not too hot. Love this beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RasmusOtt (1353) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2014
Bought at Mikkeller Webshop. Pours black with a brown espresso-like head. Aroma of dark raw cocoa nibs, fruity coffee, english liquorice, lots of vanilla, dark dried fruits, chocolate and some sweet molasses. A sweet aroma which stays in balance and does not become cloying or "extreme" in any way. Taste is savory and has notes of dark chocolate, dark dried fruits, raw cocoa nibs, english liquorice, fruity roasted coffee and vanilla. In the aftertaste you get the spicyness from the chilis which blends in nicely with the roastyness of the beer. So easily drinkable and there is no hint of alcohol at all! This is dangerously good!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestergaard (634) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2014
Bottle from Mikkeller webshop. Pours pitch black with a lasting, brown, fluffy head. Very massive. Aroma has lots of soft chocolate, licorice, dry wood and a nice roast. Huge vanilla in the beginning, turning over to some more dry, roasted notes, and ending off with a nice heat from the chili. Despite those heavy tastes, itís really easy to drink, and the 14% is nowhere to be found. Funny how most of it happens after swallowing. A little licorice, and a lot of cacao follows the taste all the way through, and 20 seconds after drinking, you sit with this really dry, dark chocolaty feel in the mouth. A slight saltiness. This is really a harmonic and well balanced beer. Glad i have one more of these!


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