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RATINGS: 557   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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Imperial Stout aged on coffee, cacao nibs, vanilla beans and chili peppers. 2014 = 13% abv

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stumpyiliz (216) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Black pour with good viscosity. Aromas of chili peppers and vanilla. Taste is quite good. Starts with a thick mouthfeel from a classic American impy stout taste. Nice hopping that accentuates the body. It has hints of vanilla in the middle of the taste but ends with a spicy pepper and hop finish. I like this much better than ccb huna

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ACHops (799) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2015
12 oz bottle @ The Porter Beer Bar, served in a tulip. Pours thick deep inky black with very thin lacy mocha head. Aroma is huge dry milk chocolate malt, sweet toffee, and a hint of fresh espresso. Taste is rich, heavy roasty dark chocolate; with a bit of espresso and chili heat on the back. Vanilla sweetness lingers on the finish. Huge, amazing beer. Clearly big and rich, though it drinks easier than the massive 14% abv listed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HIGHB4LL (713) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 23, 2015
12 oz. bottle. Appearance: black color, opaque, film rust red head, oily light lacing. Aroma: chili, chocolate syrup, roast. Palate: full body, soft carbonation, oily. Taste: sweet chocolate with roast coming through and chili sweetness, light metallic finish from chili. Overall, super smooth, very nice, did not live up to the hype for me personally.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
seymour (1496) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JAN 22, 2015
On tap at the Craft Beer Cellar in a snifter glass. It poured an opaque black colour with thin and weak beige head, poor appearance overall but some nice lace. Low aromas but pleasant, toasted grain, subtle cinnamon and chili spice. Much fuller flavour than aroma. True to style oatmeal stout: bready, toasty, roasty, full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel, all with a warmer than usual alcoholic presence. Plus some mild coffee and vanilla flavours, stronger cacao, cinnamon, and chili spice. Good but not as great as I’d hoped.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
egajdzis (5431) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Opaque black color with a small, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of dark chocolate, charred wood, vanilla, chili peppers, and alcohol. Taste of chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, some chili and light vanilla, with lighter alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Damico (2720) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Pours thick dark brownish black unclear with a darker beige head. The aroma brings sweet cake vanilla and coconut just getting so much better with a bit of breathing. The flavor brings all the flavors described subtley but blended so well. The flavor brings vanilla, sweet bready notes, light chiles at the end. The vanilla shines so nicely on the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6049) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2015
bottled, dark brown with frothy tan head, aroma of burnt roast, flavor of dark fruit, leather, cocoa bean, jalapeno, too much heat overall or would have liked this better

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cirrhosis (1230) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 20, 2015
Deep dark black with a thick moist brown cap floating on top. Aroma has a ton of everything in it, spicy, earth, deep coffee, and so much more. Can’t smell any vanilla the pepper crushes all in the nose. Taste is basically the same but a but load more coffee. The spicy builds but no heat ever shows. Mmmmmmmmmmmm campfire smoke. Dam this is gosh darn bitter. And there is no way this is 13% no alcohol heat at all. I like this a lot maybe. Do I? 3.8 seems high.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (6429) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Draft. Pours black with a beige head. Hard roasted malts, mild smokey notes, some pepper heat, dark chocolate, light sweetness, and faint spices. Not bad, but I had this next to Perennial Abraxas and Abraxas was just way way better.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Criz (138) - - JAN 18, 2015
This is an intense stout. 12oz draft poured into snifter. Aromas of earth from the pepper, red pepper, coffee, oak. Palate of dry coffee, oily mouthfeel. This beer is insanely complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
poech73 (231) - Nivelles, BELGIUM - JAN 17, 2015
Superbe double Stout fort épicé et alcoolisé mais dont les adjuvants prédominent sur le maltage. Son nez est très parfumé: ultra liquoreux, rond et épicé et fort torréfié. Ce bouquet épicé vanille + piments me fait penser au Cuberdon, et masque beaucoup trop son maltage complexe qui arrive longtemps après en arrière-goûte. De fait, en bouche, j’ai plus la sensation de boire une friandise qu’une bière : la gorgée, dense, coule dans le gosier comme un sirop au café épicé et boisé sur des notes liquoreuses. Arrivée dans l’estomac, elle fait boum! tellement c’est fort. En arrière goût, à condition d’avoir laissé le breuvage bien s’ouvrir, je peux, enfin goûter les malts très torréfiés, légèrement brûlés et accompagnés de saveurs pimentées qui piquent un peu les papilles. En toute toute fin, je ressens un petite amertume légèrement aigre accompagné d’un grain cacaoté sur la langue. Encore une qui se la pète à trop vouloir en rajouter.

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