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RATINGS: 584   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bursprak (909) - 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!


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jhgrantjr (426) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Poured from a bottle bought at Beverage World. Pours a deep black color with a small tan head. Aroma is dark chocolate, slight coffee, a little toffee. The taste is sweet. I'm surprised that there are chili peppers in it. That taste is slight. It is heavy but smooths out. This is a really good beer. One of my favorites. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
dchmela (2731) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Tap at Oblivion. Pour thick and black with a creamy head. Nose is spicy pepper, chocolate. Taste is smooth malt, slight pepper, chocolate and roasted grain. Hides alcohol really well, this is one damn tasty brew.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sir_Veza (2) - Kansas, USA - MAR 3, 2015 does not count
Aroma: chocolate, coffee, chili pepper Appearance: black, minimal head Taste: slight sweetness and then heat from chili peppers, coffee taste is subtle Palate: heavy body with a creamy, almost flat texture Overall: A remarkable beer! Never had anything quite like it. Didnít expect to care for the flavors much, but damn they nailed it.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thedm (4999) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAR 1, 2015
This draft brew from a restaurant poured a head of foamy with a frothy top finely sized light brown colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a no visible carbonation opaque dark black brown colored body and an excellent lacing. The nice aroma was malty toasted malt chocolate dark malt and toffee. The crisp mouth feel was very tingly at the start and at the finish with a mild vinous aftertaste. The yummy flavor contained notes of roasted malt cloves toffee vinous mild spice toasted malt chocolate brown malt dark malt and hops. A wonderful best in class brew.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beertholomeus (1007) - California, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Pours black with a tan head. Chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, chili and caramel aroma and flavors. Medium full body with average carbonation. Chocolate, roasted malt and vanilla finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GranvilleTim (1745) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2015
Thanks Kbudd19. Pour is black with a brown head. Aroma is peppers, vanilla, cocoa, coffee bitterness. Taste is a blend of flavors that quickly explode across your taste buds. I taste the cocoa, feel the heat, little sweetness of vanilla, little bitterness from the coffee. Alcohol is not tasted but felt at the end. The heat gains as it warms

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (6489) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, brown, mostly lasting. Body is opaque black (flashlight tested). Aroma is moderately to heavily malty (coffee, roasted grain, dark chocolate), with notes of vegetables (chiles, green onions), alcohol, vanilla. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, oily/syrupy/velvety texture, lively carbonation, heavily alcoholic/burning. A crude, mediocre rendition, unfortunately. The first obvious problem is the chile peppers, for two reasons: (1) the vegetal odor they impart, and (2) for a beer already throat-burning due to high alcohol, why would you want to add more throat burn with chile heat? The coffee is pleasant at least, but apart from that and the expected choco-vanilla notes, there really isnít much more to it. I spent a while with this, hoping something would open up underneath the primary aromas, but nothing ever did. The chiles donít take it all the way into "unpleasant" territory, but thereís just not that much here to entice, it just seems kind of simple despite all the adjuncts used (or perhaps a better way to put it is that there isnít much underneath the adjuncts, which are all pretty obvious). In the mouth, things arenít much better...itís very sweet and very burning, and fairly syrupy as well. The only place it truly shines is in the appearance department, where true first-pour opacity combined with a lasting head give it a perfect score for a stout.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Couch0508 (14) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2015
I have had to travel to Oklahoma for work and this has really become one of my all time favorites. It is a great one and done beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
miquelcrush (1603) - Granollers, SPAIN - FEB 22, 2015
Cervesa amb un fort aroma i gust a xocolata i a cafŤ, textura avellutada molt agradable. Cerveza con un fuerte aroma y sabor a chocolate y a cafť, textura aterciopelada muy agradable.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dreamflower (613) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 21, 2015
On tap at Barley Brothers in Winnipeg. Super dark and velvety. Coffee and chocolate with a creamy texture and fantastic depth. One of my favourites of all time.


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