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RATINGS: 450   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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Imperial Stout aged on coffee, cacao nibs, vanilla beans and chili peppers.


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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
xBEERxNOLA (71) - - 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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sevenlee (1267) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2014
Pours totally black with a large dense brown head. Aroma is malt, coffee, chocolate, roastiness, vanilla and some spice. Taste is quite roasty, high sweet leading to a nicely balanced and spicy finish. Fricken awesome!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (2198) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle, thanks Mike. Aroma of smokey chilli peppers, vanilla and chocolate. Taste of chocolate and vanilla, roasty and a little smokey. A bit over fizzy. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
McNeillR (1121) - SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Thick black, oily small ringed head. Firm musky chilli crunch on the nose. Oaty and Vanilla dusting sweetness. Very succulent dark malt either a sweet crust. There’s a burn but it’s a wholesome seeded burn from the chilli. Not overly rich most of the time, viscous enough. Lingers clean like nappies soaked in vanilla and chillis.

Bottle, Fancy Al Fresco Tasting, Cheers BenHhhhHhhhhh

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (6592) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle 335ml @ RBBSG III, courtesy of Omgrich. Brune foncée, quasi noire, col beige-blanc cassé. Doré au verre. Arôme offre un bouquet enivrant de chocolat, mat avec un bouquet modéré de piment qui vient titiller les narines. Palais est ici aussi axé sur les malts avec une belle dose de chocolat. Le profil épicé est subtil et progresse doucement en bouche sans jamais être surfait. De ce fait, une bière bien en balance. Le tout se réchauffe sur la fin et le sentiment d’épicé apparait un peu plus. Le vanille, vu les dimensions du chili, ne reste que en retrait mais contribue à cette balance, apportant ainsi une belle pointe de douceur. Au final, bière sympa qui s’inspire sans se la cacher de la version de CCB.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sirwisa (4) - California, USA - JUL 24, 2014 does not count
complex, big, earthy roasty imperial stout bomb. definite after dinner sipper that pairs well with rich chocolate and/or coffee noted desserts. salted caramel would be great too. nice balance of spice, coffee, nibs and pepper. smooth alcohol heat that could get you in trouble!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
muddypuddle (2) - mill valley, California, USA - JUL 23, 2014 does not count
coffee & chocolate notes waft off the surface. alcohol heat is mostly hidden by the smooth dark/roasty malts, nibs and pepper spice. solid sipper!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EtTuCthulhu (1004) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JUL 22, 2014
The beer pours a very dark brown with a medium reddish brown head that fades somewhat quickly. The aroma blends cocoa nibs, roasted peppers, roasted malts, and coffee beans, and the taste is slightly bitter (due to dark chocolate and coffee flavors), mildly umami, slightly sweet, and slightly spicy. The finish increases in bitterness with the coffee and dark chocolate flavors becoming more predominant, and the mouthfeel fuses an oily texture, medium-full body, and a soft carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ContemplateBeer (1507) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Aroma: Lean roast, fudge without being sweet; dry chocolate cake. Appearance: Pitch black with a dark mocha head that settled into a ring. Flavor: Dry, cake-like, pronounced pepper toward the finish (pepper flavor, not a ton of heat). 14%? Couldn’t tell. Palate: Full body, creamy texture, flat carbonation, long finish. Overall: Definitely good, but not top tier for me.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluevegie (3051) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2014
Initial aroma was of cigarettes then followed up by coffee, I don’t like cigarettes but I enjoyed this aroma. Mild chilli bite on the taste that stayed the distance, smoke was there as well, milky coffee and also the vanilla notes, very very easily drinkable and the appearance started it all off well with a deep black body with a decent size dark tan head. Expecting a good beer and definitely wasn’t disappointed.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mkel07 (3106) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2014
Tap @ Scratch Bar as part of the Weekend of Darkness event 200714. Wow what an amazing beer this is. Given that when they went to tap the keg the coupling broke and the beer had to be transferred to another keg the beer lost none of its awesomeness. Black, brilliant and bloody good.


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