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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial stout with vanilla beans, chiles, cacao nibs and coffee, then aged in rum barrels


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
haukur (1344) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - DEC 13, 2014
Holy rum madness! What an aroma! Rum is ovious, some leather, tobacco and spice notes. Mouthfeel is huge, this is a big beer! Nice balance between the dryness of the spices and the barrel. Nice underlaying sweetness. A mammoth.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sicken (10) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2014
Bottle at Beer Ditch. Härlig och underbar arom av chili utan att det tar överhanden. Fantastisk stout.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyrmir (3532) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2014
355 ml bottle at Pipes of Scotland, thanks Fredrik! Pitch black with mocca head. Aroma has green chilies, coffee, leather, tobacco and alcohol. Taste is similar, green coffee, green chilies, tobacco, leather, tar, alcohol, dark chocolate and vanilla.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markextrae (1287) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2014
bottle recieved in a trade. at home, poured a pitch black colour with a nice stable mocha coloured head. dark bitter chocolate, tobacco, chili pepper, spice notes maybe from the rum barrel, ash, caramel, roasted malts, dark espresso bean, oak, vanillavery smooth taste! nice amount of pepper in the back! just enough. very big robust taste. small notice of the rum barrel. but it’s a really complex beer! loved it!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatDane1632 (565) - North Dakota, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle poured into a Prairie Tulip -- pours a standard dark stout brown/black with tan foam. Aroma is rich, caramel, malt, booze. Flavor is very nice lots of sweet malt flavors, caramel, a hint of roast, a little boozey, hint of the burnt sugary rum. The rum was a little subdued, a little more than I would have liked. BB#6 by Saint Arnold I think was a hint better.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
neongolden (542) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
(355ml bottle @ VilleValla Pub, Linköping, Dec 4, 2014) Pours pitch black with a tiny tan head that dissipates rapidly without lace. Aroma of roasted cacao, dark chocolate, strong black coffee, vanilla bean, lightly spiced woody dark rum/coconut character is surprisingly faint, no hint of chili on nose. On the palate, pretty dry and roasty, semisweet dark chocolate, espresso, vanilla bean, lightly woody, earthy, bit of spice/rum quality but not much. Lightly sweet dark malts dissipate towards the finish giving way to moderate roast, earth, wood, a slightly spicy but not really hot pepper character and coffee grounds/cacao beans. Fairly full but oily body with moderate carb. This is a really good stout, no doubt about it. The rum barrel seemed surprisingly restrained in this beer and I don’t know if that’s a plus or minus. It is a nicely balanced impy stout but when consumed next to Fred’s Blend the barrels in the latter contributed substantially more balance and complexity. Not a knock against the Pirate, to be fair!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tkrjukoff (4101) - SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle @ Beer Ditch. Pours pitch black. Great aroma and Flavor of Coffee, dry ashy tones...yummy.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hawanna (2317) - GERMANY - DEC 5, 2014
0,355 l bottle from Biervana Really a spicy beer bomb. chocolate, coffee, roasty, woody, vanilla, spicy, black, hazy, frothy, brown foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, creamy, thick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty woody smooth chocolate vanilla coffee aroma. Roasted malty woody chocolate chiliccoffee flavor. Has a roasted malty woody spicy chili chocolate vanilla finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11065) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a black color with an average frothy brown head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted chocolate, coffee, vanilla, hot spice, wood and alcohol aroma. Heavy dark sweet toasted dark chocolate malt flavor with a heavy dark sweet and small alcohol bite finish of long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a standout beer.


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