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RATINGS: 424   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.

Concealer's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Concealer (728) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Bottle. Opaque black with a foamy tan head. Laces on side and head around the edges stay for a long while. Aromas of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla and spicy chili peppers. Flavor is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, vanilla and chili. Sweet at first with a semi bitter end and spicy bite. Lingering coffee and chocolate. Full bodied and smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
novice101 (287) - - JUL 10, 2014
This is an amazing beer, it is everything that they describe it to be with the coffee being the main component, followed by some vanilla sweetness and the pepper earthyness and heat mix in well with the chocolate. The pepper taste grows a bit more and more with every sip

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rdixon77 (601) - Georgia, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Thanks to joedevivre. Hidden booze gem. Dark silky pour. Vanilla, chocolate, coffee, chilies in nose. Weíll balanced and complex taste. Coffee blossoms as it warms. Spiciness weíll integrated and subtle. Not too thick and Almost no detection of giant booze presence. Impressive to say the least.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fletchfighters (1028) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 8, 2014
355 ML bottle 13% version Black pour, not much viscosity to this. Slightly thin looking in the glass. Dark brown head that falls to a thick brown collar. Strips of lacing. Massive green coffee nose. Coffee, tar, ash, char, green pepper and subtle hints of vanilla. Does soften as it gets more air. Surprisingly thin taste. Mostly supported on coffee and vanilla. Not nearly as thick as thought this would be. Chiles arrive and give heat in the palate. Some char, oak, ash, coffee and green pepper again. Just stunned on how thin this is for 13%. Drinks closer to an 8% stout really. Short lived ancho chile finish with some coffee. Needs to be bigger and bolder in the body but drinkable for 13%

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (3530) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2014
#3500. 330 ml. bottle sampled @ RBBSG III. Thanks to beuk87 & omgrich. Orange wax. Black with little mocha head. Nose is huge charcoal, roasted & burned malts, grounds, sooth, cacao, cigarette & some okay-ish chilli. Taste is alcoholic, grounds, very bitter, lots of ashes, burned malt, light chilli in the back, charcoal, very bitter, very boozy, liquorish, burned coffee beans. Bit thin, ashes, grounds body. I do not get the appeal, this is an unbalanced mess with pointless excess that seems to only incite fake appraisal as if you passed some sort of test.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (7772) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2014
Sampled under less than ideal circumstances Pours like motor oil used too long, having lost a bit of its viscosity. Chocolate, burnt rubber, sweet molasses, bit of solvent or benzene, canned vegetables. Quite burnt-bitter, molasses in the finish. Roast meat crust, left too long in the oven. Some serious rocket fuel features. Very slick and oily, full bodied, alcoholburn. Circumstances kept in mind, certainly not a subtle one. Txs to Mathieu!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Benzai (7218) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2014
Sampled @ RBBSG III. Opaque pitch black color, average sized brown head. Aroma is malts, a hint of paint, hugely vanilla and sweet. Taste malts, dark malts, lightly bitter, roasty, alcohol. Fizzy carbonation, medium body. Donít like it, too much carbonation, unbalanced vanilla flavors, just not good and unbalanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
conway (1300) - - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle. Dark cola colored with a thin tan head. Aroma is chocolate and coffee. Taste adds healthy portions of roast malt, chili peppers and vanilla. Balance is outstanding. Thick mouthfeel and moderate carb. Pretty perfect.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
John25 (349) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle. Black. Aroma is light bourbon and light chocolate. The taste adds very light chile pepper, sweet vanilla. Summit rich palate. Insanely balanced and great, no alcohol presence. Chiles on the back end. Love this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2014

Draught @ Mikkeller Bar, Viktoriagade 8BC, kld., DK-1655 Copenhagen, Denmark.

[ As Prairie Artisan Ales Bomb! ].
Clear dark black color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is heavy malty, chocolate, cacao bean, vanilla, moderate wood. Flavour is heavy sweet and light heavy bitter with a long duration, cacao, chocolate, vanilla, mint. Body is medium to full, texture is creamy, carbonation is soft. [20140430]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hawthorne00 (2351) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle, 14C. Bottle says 13% ABV. Black with a tan head thatís soon a lasting coat. Aroma of coffee, raisiny chiles, vanilla, soy sauce, dark chocolate. Silky, lowish carbonation. Sweet with vanilla and chocolate, moderate roast, coffee - no sign of the soy sauce - chiles are there but mildly fruity and spicy rather than hot. Alcohol is astonishingly well hidden and the beer dries out nicely with moderate bitterness leaving cocoa and chile to linger. Prominence of chile lessens as it warms a little more; coffee the other way. In some ways itís a shame thereís not an enveloping booming richness to it, but itís involving and elegant.

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