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RATINGS: 486   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.


bursprak's rating

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bursprak (664) - Aarhus, - DEC 20, 2013
12 oz bottle @ home. Wow! Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is full of chillies with hints of dark chocolate and coffee. Taste is loads of coffee with cocoa and the chillies coming in at the end. Rather thin body but overall a really nice beer!


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
R4N5H (97) - SINGAPORE - OCT 21, 2014
285ml draught at Smith Street Taps, Singapore, served in a sniffer. Black in colour with a lovely tan coloured head. Immediate taste of expresso and vanilla chocolate with a big chilli kick. A beer to savour - you wouldnít want to drink it quickly even if you could.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
47574xeCD (70) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle 03/10/14, Deep Dark Brown, Tan head, Dark Coffee Notes, doesnít taste the ABV so a tad dangerous! Very nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sloth (2500) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Thick pour gives way to a small, short lived dark brown head. Lace is almost nil ceptin for a few small spots hangin around. Viscous and black in color. Nose is peppers first then some roast, hazelnut and licorice, coffee is faint as is the booze. Big bodied and silky on the tongue with a mild warmth from the peppers. Chewy roast malt flavors, caramel and pepper, bakers chocolate and slight vanilla notes. Finish is fairly dry, warming and long. Big brew, better than expected but not a brew i could drink more than one of at a sitting.Quality does not equal the value unfortunately. I,d say where i got it but they would probably hunt me down and shoot me like the sloth that i am. Good dealins though and very much appreciated.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansermadide (1524) - Kyle, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2014
I was really looking forward to an alcohol-heavy ale today. Not only would it be fitting with the arrival of our way late cold front, which could be our first of the season, but I havenít been drinking much since Iíve been on antibiotics. Now that Iím med-free Iím in the mood for a real beer. Anything less than 11% ABV just sounds like a waste of time to me right now. Some rust actually collected just under the bottle cap, which made me wonder if any of that oxygen or oxidized metal got in the beer. Iíve been looking so forward to drinking this for so long that I feel like a kid on Christmas morning. Chili peppers, coffee, cacao nibsÖ you had me at chili peppers. It pours deep, solid black in color with a thin bright, medium brown colored head. The nose is perfect. Strong with a perfect balance of meaty peppers, roasted malts, coffee, and a touch of vanilla, the aroma makes me want to iron it, pull it over my head, and take a dreamy nap. Chocolate and vanilla completely take over if you take a deep enough of a breath and make you forget for a second that peppers and coffee have anything to do with this. Peppers and coffee hit the palate immediately, and notes of coffee grounds and roasted malts go up the nose as the ale pours in the mouth. Thereís so much coffee grounds in the flavor and aroma that after a while it overpowers the chilis and really defines the beer. Itís wet, soft, and not too thick. Alcohol, coffee, and roasted malts dominate the finish while a numbing sensation coats the tongue. I have to admit that I hoped this beer would have a stronger chili pepper presence, but itís probably my own fault that I let this age a year in the bottle after I bought it. Next time, note to selfÖ drink pepper stouts right away! Still, this is a really fantastic beer and it doesnít taste like a 14% ABV beer. The aging helps, Iím sure, to mellow out its naturally sharp edges. The yeast must have been busy!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerlove231 (166) - London, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle shared with deyholla! Pours DARK mahogany with minimal brown head that ends in foamy film across the top. nose is LOADS of coffee grains, and sweet chocolaty malts but doesnít smell syrupy. taste is more coffee with that sweet chocolatey malt that balances but doesnít overwhelm. This is delicious and complex without being too sweet or overwhelming.... could be rated higher but I donít get much ípepper.í

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jenhesteer (234) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
Bottle shared with deyholla! Pours DARK mahogany with minimal brown head that ends in foamy film across the top. nose is LOADS of coffee grains, and sweet chocolaty malts but doesnít smell syrupy. taste is more coffee with that sweet chocolatey malt that balances but doesnít overwhelm. This is delicious and complex without being too sweet or overwhelming.... could be rated higher but I donít get much ípepper.í

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ads135 (3036) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Outstanding imperial stout. Amazing amount of coffee and chocolate. One of the richest stouts Iíve had in awhile.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbfobes (2304) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours pitch black with a thin dark brown head and a little hit of lacing, aroma has a good amount of chocolate with coffee coming through and a touch of booze as well, the flavor is almost overwhelming, strong amount of coffee at first with dark chocolate in the finish, the pepper helps keep the sweetness down so itís not over the top, booze is really well hidden, good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5145) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Black/brown pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is coffee, vanilla, and chocolate. Flavor is sweet coffee, chocolate, and vanilla. Nice malt bitter. Medium body with good carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westchesterco (985) - mclean, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Poured from a bottle it is a dark brown color with a slight head. The aroma is bourbon with mocha. The taste is amazing. Smooth and delicious with hints of bitter chocolate with latte overtones that linger on the palate


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