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RATINGS: 602   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kansascityCW (109) - kansas city, Missouri, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Pours pitch black with a finger of light brown head. Aroma is coffee, dark chocolate, a touch of licorice, and pepper spiciness that stays in my nose longer than the other aromas. Taste is bitter chocolate, roasted malt, and peppers at the end. Bitter and spicy aftertaste. Mouth feel is silky but not as creamy and thick as I was expecting. Overall this is a very good stout but I wouldn’t say it’s worthy of the hype, and in no way is it worthy of the price tag.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jdjuice (389) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - MAR 27, 2015
Pours very dark brown with beige head. Very chocolatey, thickly sweet aroma, raspberries, sacher torte. Very very thick mouthfeel, sweet with pleasant sweetness, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, very dark fruits, and maybe a little bit of spice from the chili. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dineshblack (2) - Singapore, SINGAPORE - MAR 27, 2015 does not count
On tap at Druggists. An extremely decadent imperial stout and well balanced. Aroma full of chocolate with a little spice. Taste is full bodied cacao, spices malt and a little vanilla. No way you can feel the booze of this heavy imperial stout. Very approachable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fraternie (877) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Incredible weightless texture for a beer of this depth. Rich chocolate malt combines with well-integrated spice. The cocoa and mocha flavors become more and more intense on the palate before they melt into a blast of chili pepper that is balanced by subtle vanilla bean through the super long finish, leaving very little trace of its massive abv.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Angelmonster (132) - Colorado, USA - MAR 24, 2015
Pours a black body with mahogany highlights. Head is tan and 1/4 inch. Lacing and head retention are good. Smell is of fresh brewed coffee, slightly acidic. Smoked malt and oak are also present, almost like burning wood. As beer warms the chili pepper starts coming through, though I don’t get much cacao or vanilla beans. Hops aren’t present but at 13% abv, alcohol is definitely there. First tastes are of smoked malt, chocolate, and chili pepper. Heat from ancho and heat from alcohol complement each other nicely. Not getting much vanilla or hops but flavor of acidic coffee makes up for it. Mouthfeel is medium heavy, nicely coats the tongue. Carbonation is high for such a high alcohol stout. Head stayed around in some form adding a nice frothy texture. Overall great beer. Interesting combo with the espresso, pepper, and chocolate executed well. Flavors are bold without being overwhelming and alcohol is well hidden for such a high abv. The coffee and peppers really hit my sweet spot, looking forward to having more of this soon.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maltser85 (332) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - MAR 24, 2015
Pour is black with a dark brown head. Tremendous coffee and chocolate aroma. The taste is a rich dark chocolate sweetness playing beautifully with vanilla beans balanced beautifully by amazing coffee with just a bit of dryness from the chiles. Amazing finish that lingers just long enough, but not too long. Full bodied with no hint of the 13% ABV. Tremendous.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gam (3452) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 23, 2015
Large tan head dark pour aromas chili cocoa chocolate dark fruits caramel coffee strong vanilla the flavours go together so well the chili vanilla caramel cocoa dried fruits medium bitter chocolate rich coffee bean taste liquorice good mix of tastes so sharp a raspy note the finish best tastes spices rich malts dry note hops and bitter flavours very good imperial

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dpgjrnhcraftbrew (32) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Chili peppers right out of the gate! Followed by the cocoa, dark chocolate and coffee in the nose. Super dark brown color with ruby reddish hues when held to the light. Liquid oily thick viscosity yields a frothy top layer of micro bubbles and spotty patches of lacing along the glass edges. Bold and complex flavor profile is surprisingly simple. Tastes like chilies, then evolving into the sweet chocolate and finishing with the bitter dark roasted coffee. Soft and gentle carbonation allows for each sip to be enjoyed on the palate and finishes extremely well with very little heat from the chilies or alcohol. So easy to drink and no way to tell it clocks in at 13%. To summarize; Bomb! will go down as one of the more amazing Imperial Stouts I have had the privilege to indulge!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jspronck (124) - BELGIUM - MAR 21, 2015
Wow! Black with short but persistent cream beige head. Aromas are wonderful: just as advertised, coffee, chocolate, vanilla and chili pepper. In mouth, same notes with a lingering coffee finish. Excellent creaminess and good carbonation. Amazing balance, which successfully hides the 13% ABV to give a wonderfully pleasant, complex and creamy experience. Loved it.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hops4Pops (1) - - MAR 19, 2015 does not count
A really great Imperial Stout! Thirty-two ounce growler from Jase at my nearby watering hole. Loaded with complexity and flavors that meld perfectly. Coffee, Chocolate, Dark Fruits, vanilla bean and a little bit of pepper on the back end. Looks great in the snifter. Nice amount of head, nice retention, some sticky lacing. Alcohol is very well hidden until you finish the glass a sip at a time. VERY GOOD BEER!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (3785) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Bottle: Poured a thick black brown with a thin whispery tan head. Aroma is sweet cocao with some vanilla and light hint of coffee. Taste is rich with loads of chocolate, light coffee, and spicy chili.

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