Sierra Nevada Hellraiser Chocolate Chili Imperial Stout
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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
This massive Imperial Stout is infused with cocoa and dried chilies. Rich and complex aromas, heavy with roasted grains, mask the layers of flavor within. Notes of bittersweet chocolate, mocha, and a mild smokiness give way to a tingling and complex finish from the influence of the peppers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 26, 2012
On tap at Aces and Ales. Pours dark brown with a thin espresso. Aroma has chocolate, coffee, chilies. Sweet with flavors following suit. Sticky texture. Pretty nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2012
sierra nevada helleaiser. black with small beige head. aroma of bold cocoa coffee spice and chili pepper. nice. similar flavor. more dry and has a touch of zest, but not from the chili bc that doesn’t seem present here. good nonetheless! 747415

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (4593) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 18, 2012
On draft at Beer Revolution. It pours very dark brown with a brown head. The aroma is intense with fudge and mild chile spice. The flavor has lots of dark cocoa nibs and a very mild hints of chile flavor with little spice except on the back end. Full body with some coffee at the finish. Extremely well executed. Not overbearing, but complex and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (4940) - Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2012
On draft at the Brass Tap, poured a dark black color aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and spice. Flavor is bakers chocolate followed by a nice touch of heat from chilis. Overall a nice beer that I wasnt expecting to be this good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjuf1853 (1290) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Draft at Brass Tap. Pours a dark chocolate brown with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate and a hint of chilies. Flavor is rich, bitter and smoky with some heat in the finish. The high alcohol is hidden fairly well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 2, 2012
On tap. Pours with a near black body and a tan head. Aromas are of vanilla, cocoa, light heat, smoke and chocolate. Flavors are of smoke, roast, chocolate, earthy, mild pepper, chalky, vanilla, chewy and dusty. Medium bubbles. Dryish, full bodied, chewy. Some raisin notes and caramel as it warms.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kathouse (1374) - Nevada, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Mild hop and spice aroma from an Imperial. Medium to full mouthfeel. Good dryness from the black malts and chilis. Spice lingers in the finish with some black malt residue. Good beer from Sierra Nevada.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
peteinSD (1435) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 9, 2012
Draft. Black pour with a creamy tan head. Aroma is subtle with chocolate, roast, light coffee, and if you try real hard perhaps a whisper of chile. Taste is bitter and soft chocolate, a nice roasted malt character, some bitter coffee, and a relatively mild chile spice on the finish. Mouthfeel is light and airy. Perhaps some darker, sweet malt in the taste as well. I like this beer but it’s relatively light for an imperial stout and the chile influence is fairly soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyJ (5080) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 20, 2011
Draft. Black pour, tan head. Tons of chocolate, heavily roasted malt, sweet sugars, bitterness, and mild pepper left on the palate. Overall good, but not spectacular.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Sweet chocolate nose with light booziness. Taste is sweet, light to moderately bitter, and the alcohol is well hidden. There’s some roast and gobs of chocolate, but the pepper is totally lost.

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