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RATINGS: 315   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.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Inbreak (1526) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAR 4, 2014
04.03.2014, 0,35l bottle @ home:
Big brown creamy longlasting head. Aroma is rich and slightly sweet, espresso, cocoa, dark sugar, vanilla, dark malts, licorice, chili. Taste is slightly dry and burnt, espresso, dark malts, vanilla, cocoa, nice warming chili, grass, licorice, burnt caramel, dark sugar. Longlasting mild bitterness, slightly thick syrupy mouthfeel. Very nice. It’s just incredible how they have camouflaged 14% ABV to being around 6-7%.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rando7 (698) - Iowa, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Bottle pours very dark brown with tan head. Aroma strong coffee with slight roast and dark chocolate. Taste roast malts with cocoa. I didn’t pick up much vanilla. Palate thick and rich. Finish mild dull roast and moderate pepper burn. Peppers integrated nicely into this. Alcohol very well disguised but a little more alcohol presence wouldn’t have hurt actually.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
revolution2718 (156) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Pours black with soapy tan head. Nose is coffee, milk chocolate, hint of vanilla. Taste is coffee beans, chocolate, cacao, there's a tingle/spicy note in the middle and especially in the aftertaste that I'm assuming is the chili peppers, then ends with bitter coffee. Mouthfeel is thick and sticky, but not chewy/overly viscous. Sweet but not overly so. It's a really good well balanced stout. Not too much of anything, very solid beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kidmartinek (3307) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Black. Alchy tan head. Aroma is mostly coffee with a hint of cocoa. Tastes like a 6.7% coffee porter so be careful. Quite an accomplishment for alcohol hiding, though I’m not so sure as y’all how great of an idea that is.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (2085) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 3, 2014
It poured a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of vanilla, roasted malts, chocolate and mild dark fruits. The taste was of roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla and chili peppers. Mighty tasty.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
xBEERxNOLA (57) - - MAR 1, 2014
Appearance - black. No head. Aroma - slightly sweet. Hints of chocolate. Terrifically light. Mouth - slightly more carb than the pour suggested. Not as oily and viscous but I would consider it low carb. Taste - very gentle start. Excellent chocolate malt flavor at the finish. Didn't detect any pepper. The gravity is well hidden. Tongue slightly tingles after some time. Not in your face but balanced well. Overall - this beer is fantastic.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
M82 (220) - Kansas, USA - MAR 1, 2014
A jet black pour builds beneath a medium-dark khaki head initially standing about one inch tall, falling over a couple minutes to a thin sheet and thick jagged peninsula of lace around half the snifter

Big smooth black coffee greets the senses lined in clearing pepper, fudgey dark chocolate picks up as the wafting coffee fades, also revealing a highly enjoyable smooth layer of vanilla bridging the other characteristics, a touch of roast with hints of smoke accent the pepper high notes

Cola joins the aromatic components mid palate along with notes of raisin and date, finishing lightly smokey and roasty with a building bright and clear pepper heat on a creamy smooth body on the light side of heavy building into a dense, somewhat frothy arrangement with a lively drying finishing texture, eventually achieving a light burn, with warmth well into the 60’s, this one becomes more slick and silky with a seemingly lighter weight in the med-heavy range, ears are starting to warm as the snifter empties

2014 batch released Jan 22 served at 55º into 16oz Sade brandy snifter


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Warped_Silver (62) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Pours motor oil thick and black with 2 finger brown head. Aroma is complex - cinnamon, pepper, coffee, bitter chocolate, vanilla, port. Taste is coffee forward with lots of roast character , mild alcohol heat, bitter chocolate, cinnamon, and raisin. Thick, velvety mouthfeel. Overall, great beer. Could use slightly more sweetness to balance the roastiness, IMO. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Terminus (3146) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Tap at james mcnellies in tulsa, ok Pours pitch black with a nice tight brown head and sparse lacing. Nose is massive nibs vanilla wood char um I cant even start to jam all the things in here. Flavors are massive as well fudge peppers char chocolate marshmallow licorice and some lite roast but not as much as expected. Huge body almost perfect mouthfeal here! Long chocolate and peppers on the finish with lingeringicorice. Its an amazing stout even though tbese are not my thing anymore its still really damn good!!!!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmac (3754) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Bottle shared at RBWG GT. Poured a thiker oild super dark black under a thicker tight foamy brown head. Aroma of black coffee, alcohol, dark toast, cinnamon, chocolate. Big full body with average carbonaton and a sticky mouthfeel along with heat from the peppers. Flavor of cinnamon, coffee,dark toast, alcohol and light chocolate. Great beer but Huna is still the king.


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