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RATINGS: 190   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (32245) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2014
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy with a small tan head. Aroma is fruity and toasted. Bitter and toasted. Dry and malty. Bitter and smooth roasted malty. Bitter and dry to bitter into the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (17614) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yngwie (14146) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle. A very dark brown beer, clear-looking and topped by a small, dense, light tan head. The aroma has some caramel sauce, some booze and chili and quite a lot of coffee, vanilla and cocoa. There’s dark sugar, caramel sauce, chili and coffee in the flavor, with vanilla and dark sugar. It’s full-bodied and warming with a soft and pleasant carbonation. Lasting finish with a tad too much booze. The sweetness of this beer goes well with the alcohol level and the chili. Sure a nice one, really, really nice. 141220

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (11958) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Black with a dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, Heavy coffee, vegetables, chocolate, chili, vanilla and rum. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol and a small chili bite. 201214

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brokensail (11600) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle @ Pat’s tasting. Black pour with a tan head. Coffee, coffee, and coffee. Chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt, and graham cracker. Nice coconut notes as well. Flavor is nicely sweet. Tons of vanilla, coconut, and graham cracker. Coffee really dominates, though. Nice chocolate with just a hint of spice. Noms.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11531) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Bottle at Gallery II: Beauty From A Barrel. Pours very dark brown/black with little head. Aroma is like scotch bonnet coffee! My nose is now clear. Med body or better. Flavor is chili/coffee - tho not a lot of capsaicin - considering the aroma. There’s dark malt and maybe wood. Quite an experience.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rlgk (11522) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle at Malmö Hamnmästaren. Opaque black beer with a nice beige/brownish head. Roasted chocolate and hazelnut aroma, caramel, raisins, nutcreme, licorice, figs, dades, woody, rum, vanilla notes, hay, cocoa powder, créme, spicy notes. Roasted chocolate flavor, chili notes, woody, rum, licorice notes, caramel, some figs and raisins, cocoa powder, hazelnuts, vanilla notes. Full bodied snd with alcohol extremely well hidden. Chili, chocolate and fig finish with caramel, rum and vanilla. World class!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11094) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9556) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Bottle... Pours pitch black with a fleeting, creamy, khaki head. The bouquet is of huge, rich, deep-roast coffee interwoven with fudge and vanilla. Full-bodied with nearly-expired carbonation. The flavor is a bold marriage of bitter, 85% cacao chocolate and hearty, Cuban-roast espresso. Finishes burnt, bitter and acrid. Bottle provided by biggsbowler!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (9478) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle @ home. Christmas Eve 2014 with jcnielsen. Thanks to HeyKevin. Pours a black appearance with a thin brown head. Rich burnt chocolate, dark chocolate, vanilla in the nose with lots of roast. Thick mocha chocolate, light caramel, some spiciness, roasted coffee flavor with some vanilla near the finish. Similar to the newer batches of Bomb which just don’t seem as vibrant and have a stronger char element. Still pretty good.

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