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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.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jimsal27 (277) - New York, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Bottle to glass. Aroma is incredible. Chocolate, coffee, vanilla and a hint of chilli. All come through in the aroma. Coffee was strongest but as it warmed the vanilla really came through. Coffee is the dominant taste but chocolate is noticeable in the finish. I was missing the chilis but half way through I could feel a little burn. Perfectly carbonated medium mouthfeel. Really well done.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PorterPounder (5881) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Tallahassee, Fl - Quick N Save - 12 oz bottle. Pours a thick black motor oil-like pour, tight, mocha colored head that hangs around a while, very light lacing. Aroma has a nice presence of cacao nibs, a touch of Kahlua, hints of licorice. Flavor is bold and delectable, sweet espresso notes, some roasted notes, a touch of fennel seed. Thick, sticky mouthfeel. Thanks to Aaron at Quick N Save for the tip on this excellent beer!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mstrcrwly (436) - New York, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle poured into a snifter..inky black with a thin tan head..aromaof coffee,molasses,chocolate,pepper..taste of coffee,booze,roasted nuts..And little spice at the finish..didnít do much for me..just ok.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (2169) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 28, 2015
12 oz bottle. Pours black with moderate tan head. Aromas of fresh black coffee, dark cocoa powder and dry roasted malts. Flavors of black coffee, dry dark chocolate, a little grass, and more heavily roasted malt. No sign of alcohol or chili heat. No sweetness. Dry and lighter body due to the ABV? Very good but a tad over-rated.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2675) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 28, 2015
Prairie Artisan Ales Bomb! 13% I heard good things about me his beer through the grapevine and am pleased to finally get my hands on it. Big thanks to Craft Cafe Imazato & Ezo Beer for the hook up. A pitch black with a rusty beige head. The nose is sweet milky chocolate with a huge roasty chocolate ground nose. A very full body massage with roasty coffee, vanilla and chocolate. This is a fantastic beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VertBaconStrips (2137) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 28, 2015
Well then... this is pretty fine liquid. Not 14$ fine but fine anyway. Wonderfully sensually smooth dark chocolate.... soo much chocolate now that this has been sitting in my glass for 2hrs. Amaretto, something gently sweet and something else in the aroma. There was different stuff here earlier but I was too busy doing nothing of importance to note them. Totally smell dem peppers and the coffee has appeared again. Stellar flavour - absolutely nothing in my face - pretty much as mellow as it can get at this level. Bitterness from the deep chocolate which is not as soothing as it was in the aroma. Itís mixed up with the coffee - a coffee that totally takes over and lasts an eon in the permanent aftertaste. Also - unlike the aroma - that quality is big and dominating. The vanilla is muted as is the peppers at this point. They were much more prominent earlier on. Easier to find at the beginning of each sip... sips that are coming fast now.. every couple of seconds between typing. Itís amazing how the flavour gets stomped on by other characteristics that once were silent. I think itís the fast sips abusing my taste buds. After a long recovery the vanilla appears then gets a swift kick to the choda by the peppers. The peppers then get stabbed in the back by the hard roast of bitterness and coffee; falling to the ground and getting curb stomped by rowdy gangs of mailboxes. The chocolate bailed on this whole fucking situation like the pussy he is.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
poisoneddwarf (1844) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - MAR 27, 2015
12 oz bottle, thanks bytemesis! Aroma is mostly chocolate, peppers, and anise; coffee is a little faint, but there. The peppers make this smell quite a bit like chili sauce. Pours deep black with a one finger dark tan head that falls after a minute. Taste is chocolate, chili peppers providing some fairly tame heat, lingering coffee, some soy sauce. Kind of sticky. Sweet and roasty with a little bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel is velvety, body full. Nice!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jdjuice (390) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dineshblack (4) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fraternie (880) - 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.

4.3
   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 donít get much cacao or vanilla beans. Hops arenít 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.


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