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RATINGS: 464   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bursprak (481) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nikiel (877) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle from Jay. Pours dark brown/black with mocha brown foam. Smells strongly of alcohol, coffee and cedar. Tastes earthy of coffee, cinnamon, cocoa, peanuts and alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrunkSanta410 (247) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a dark inky black with a thin brown head. Aroma is coffee, dark chocolate, a bit of licorice and hints of vanilla. Smells great. Taste is pretty impressive, smooth coffee and dark chocolate up front transitioning to a somewhat fruity sweetness. Berries. Finishes smooth, with a faint alcohol burn and a moderate bitterness and a bit of peppery heat. Does not taste like a 12%+ beer. Itís dangerous! Palate is silky smooth, medium carbonation. Lives up to the hype pretty well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jdb288 (510) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle. Pours gloopy black with no head. Interesting/sweet smells. Some dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, maybe a little vanilla. Taste is thick, viscous, and lingers quite a while. Lots of dark roast coffee with some cocoa/vanilla in the background. The chili peppers add a really nice numbing/warming at the finish. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
maekchu (2052) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle. Thanks to mike12da. My 2,000th rating. Slightly harsh coffee nose, with roast chiles, vanilla, and soild earthy undertones. Black, with a dark tan head. Sweet, strong dark roast coffee. mild chiles, and wonderful chocolate. Medium body and very smooth. All these ingredients complement each other, each perfectly matching and creating a complex palate. The chile notes are just right, tasty and not overwhelming. Coffee seems a bit scorched, but not badly. Very very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KyotoLefty (6273) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 3, 2014
Bottled, for rating no. 6200. Nose is vanilla, chili, coffee, bourbon-like. Black with pretty lace. Same flavors, pepper burn, lots of vanilla, some coffee. Light, not cloying, great balance. Lovely. Hides the booze well. Long chili burn is less than perfect, but still works well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Salmoniform (536) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Dark opaque hue with brown head. Aroma is coffee forward, chocolate, cola, vanilla, molasses. Mouthfeel is nice with fuller body and good carbonation. Taste is sweet throughout with a well balanced astringent bitterness in the following and a slight spiciness mixed in with the ethanol in the finish. Overall this is a pretty good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smith4498 (3009) - Miami, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle shared by Scott. Pours dark brown/black color with brown head. Aromas of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, vanilla. Burnt malt and dark chocolate flavors with medium roast coffee, vanilla and some heat from the chilis. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (3949) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Pours dark brown with a large dark tan head. The aroma has lots of coffee & peppers of the bat. The cocoa, roasted malt, vanilla and extra coffee come into the mix. It has a very full rich body with a mild amount of carbonation. The flavor starts with lots of coffee and roasted malt. In the back is a bit of pepper and some dark chocolate. The finish shows more pepper, but the coffee and roast stay as the most prominent aspect by far. This is good, but to heavily coffee for my tastes. Hoping the bottle Iím sitting on mellows on the coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pinkzambia (1456) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Tap: thick brownish black with a small light brown ring head. Aroma of bourbon, brown sugar, mellow coffee notes, and some spicy sweetness. Thick thick body. Sweet choco flavors with a roasted malt finish and a little cola. Bitter sweet chocolate aftertaste. Impressively thick and tasty. You can definitely feel the alcohol but itís harder to taste - so well done on that front.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hank37 (27) - banksia grove, AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2014
Superbly complex. Aromas of capsicum, jalapeno. Itís velvety and creamy on the tongue where tastes of ash, espresso come in to play with subtle hints of choc and the aforementioned capsicum. 13% abv is hidden bullshit well. Didnít notice any vanilla.

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