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RATINGS: 227   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.16   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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Imperial stout with vanilla beans, chiles, cacao nibs and coffee, then aged in rum barrels


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
g_georgiou (322) - CYPRUS - DEC 30, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2014 Dark brown to black body with a thin brown head. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, coffee, cocoa, wood, brown sugar. Taste is sweet malt, chocolate, some chilli, light bitterness. Full body, oily texture, dry. Very nice beer. The chilli and the alcohol level work well to balance the sweet aromas and taste.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrew_drinks (161) - Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG - DEC 29, 2014
Bottle from Bottle Shop SE1, cheers to Ben for holding it back and Tabamatu for sharing it! Slick jet black, tan head. Strong aroma of milk chocolate, together with brown sugar, caramel and a whack of booze. Light carbonation, quite thick in the mouth. Lots of chocolate, some cocoa bitterness, roast coffee beans, slick and boozy finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (12197) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2014
Keg at CBC Clerkenwell - London. Thanks to Jack for the share. Big, smooth coffee and dark chocolate aroma with flourishes of dark fruit. Medium to big sweet flavor with oily chocolate, ripe dark fruits, slight booze, burnt wood, raspberry, mocha. Full bodied with fine carbonation and oily mouthfeel. Warming finish with hints of chili spice, dark chocolate, torched wood. Great stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scopey (7618) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2014
Keg at Craft Clerko, thanks to jackl. It pours jet black with a small tan head. The nose is rich, roasty, espresso coffee, spice, chocolate gateaux, liqueur, booze, vanilla, nougat, marshmallow and toasty. The taste is rich, filthy, plenty of dark fruits, warming spice, toast, earth, light chilli, toasted marshmallow, mild acidity, tummy goodness, chocolate cake, toffee, roasted malt, wood and earth with a warming, spicy finish. Full body, fine carbonation and oily carbonation. Drinks very easily for the abv. Dangerously drinkable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jackl (5056) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Keg @ Craft Clerkenwell. Deep brown with a tiny tan head. Nose is super sweet and rich. Concentrated Hershey’s chocolate syrup. Stewed prunes and forest fruit. Marshmallow and graham cracker. Mellow cinnamon. Plum. Dynamic and inviting. relatively supple and smooth for such a chunky beer. Rocky row fudge with a peppery kick on the finish. More prunes and graham cracker. Just a bit hot and ashier than I remember normal bomb being. Soft carb. Super oily. Pretty excellent.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bjorninn (26) - - DEC 28, 2014
Af krana á Micro, það er sunnudagur og árið er bráðum á enda. Fimmtán manns á barnum og einn barnavagn. Bjórinn ilmar stórkostlega, súkkulaði og vanilla og kannske snertur af áfengi þegar hann hlýnar. Það er heilmikil nærvera í honum, mjúkt, vermandi áfengi og svo meira súkkulaði í restina. Bæjó tvöþúsund og fjórtán.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mgajdaczewa (646) - Katowice, POLAND - DEC 28, 2014
Oj, mamy tu najlepszy aromat z jakim spotkałem się w piwie! Ciemne ciasto, kawa, czekolada deserowa, lekki rum, słodycz ciemnych owoców. Niezwykle intensywny, niezwykle piękny. W smaku czekolada deserowa z wanilią, chilli wyraźne na finiszu, nie utrudnia picia. mimo niezwykłej pełni dość wytrawne na języku, niestety alkohol silnie wyczuwalny, dodatkowo podbity poprzez pieczenie papryczek. Lekka kawa na finiszu i lekkie drewno w posmaku. Leżakować go, a może być najwspanialszym piwnym doświadczeniem w życiu.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hirigalzkar (2378) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle. A very sweet imperial stout with heavy notes of milk chocolate and vanilla. Also small notes of chili in the aftertaste. I liked this version better than the original version of bomb. This is sweeter and less spicy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnsense (877) - - DEC 26, 2014
Barrel characteristics there but giving away to cocoa in both aroma and taste. dark coffee and chili more prominent as this warms. Full body, dark pour with a small head. Worth sipping.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
finol (2270) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle at Mikkeller Stockholm. Pours heavy black Heavy sweet and smooth cream and chocolate with a chill bite finish


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