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RATINGS: 232   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15   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

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JustDrinkIt (261) - Arizona, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Nearly black pour with lasting caramel colored head. Aroma is strong coffee, chocolate, ashy roast. Flavor caries the aroma as well as vanilla, alcohol, toffee, and some chili.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (13713) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 28, 2015
Bottle at Churchkey courtesy of me! Thanks. Bottle suggested by Eric. Seemed to fit in with the Ales from the Darkside theme at one of CKs frequent events. Poured into 8 shot glasses and shared around. Color of 10W/40. Aroma of fruity burnt espresso. Taste is big woody, tannic burnt coffee with a subtle edge of pepper. Decent. Big.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Countbeer (4833) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2015
Bottle (355ml): Thanks Joes: Split in two: Served in a taster at roomtemperature: Label says 14%ABV: Black with a small brown head. Aromas of coffee, dark chocolate, some hints of praline, coffee roast, chalk/charcoal and some brown sugars. Flavours of coffee, cacoa, pepper, roast, espresso, coffee beans, pepper dust, spice, coffee roast, dark chocolate, bitter, coffee beans... Aftertaste is a mix of coffee, bitters, roast, coffee beans and some spice. Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, full bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftycarl21 (2269) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 27, 2015
12 oz. bottle, huge thanks to travlr for sharing! This is pretty serious stuff. Black pour, small dark beige head. Nose and flavor definitely have serious vanilla and booze rum character, but it works so well in tempering the aggressive adjunct notes of the base beer. The barrel seems to almost act as a membrane through which Bomb! refracts into a much more nuanced whole. The chili, coffee, and vanilla are still there, but less overwhelming. Lovely stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (4549) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 26, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2015 Very nice. I like rum and I like bomb so this is good for me. Pours black with good head and lacing. Some spiced twist here. Rum dark chocolate and espresso. Some wood. Bitter finish with some booze. Thick pour verging on syrupy but surprisingly unboozy tasting for style. Bottle at Churchkey thanks to Travlr.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11726) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 26, 2015
12oz bottle, thanks Travlr. Small beige head atop black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, milk chocolate, some vanilla. Taste is sweet, milk chocolate, some vanilla, alcohol. Sticky medium-full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Procent (208) - POLAND - JAN 22, 2015
W aromacie uderza bardzo mocna kawa, świeżo zmielone ziarna, bardzo intensywna, drugie w kolejności są papryczki chili nadające ostrości, w tle gdzieś lekka wanilia. Barwa czarna, nieprzejrzysta, piana znikoma. W smaku także kawa, niesamowicie intensywna, świeża, do tego mocniej niż w aromacie chili, ale jedynie podkreślające ostrość, smak, a nie narzucające się, jak np. w serii AB: z Brewdoga. W tle także paloność, wanilia, oglnie słodycz. Piwo jest bardzo dobrze zbalansowane, goryczka średnia, dużo ciała, konsystencja jest gęsta, ziarnista, niczym gęste kakao. Odczucie w ustach to zdecydowanie najmocniejsza strona tej kompozycji. Dobre rzemiosło, ciekawe doświadczenie.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
visionthing (3055) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 21, 2015
On tap at Schouskjelleren, Oslo. Pretty much black body, at least thats what it looks like in the basement. Beige head. Lovely complex aroma with vanilla, roasted malt, cocoa and hints of coffee, toffee and more chocolate. Sweet and extremely flavourful with nice roasty notes, hints of wood snd vanilla and a certain chili sting in the end. Well balanced, smooth and simply delicious!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (16335) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2015
19th January 2015
Craft Islington. Keg. Opaque black beer, small tan head. Palate is viscous but with good fine carbonation. Mild emulsion paint esters. Rich dark malts. Spicy mid but the heat doesnt linger. Touches of dark chocolate and coffee. Smooth finish. A mild repeat of the spice on the linger. Its pretty drinkable for a 15% beer but other than that the top 50 status of this one is beyond me, the volume is turned up to 11 but its straight 3 chord progression playing!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Harkyto (55) - barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 19, 2015
Aroma a chocolate a la taza, y chile seco.En boca se nota el cacao y final a chile sin llegar a picar al acabar el trago se queda en boca el aroma a caf. No se aprecia el sabor a alcohol a pesar de su graduacin. Excelente.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bobhund (430) - - JAN 17, 2015
Drucken på OConnors, Uppsala. Fantastisk doft av choklad, smaken är detsamma. Fantastisk på alla sätt! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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