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RATINGS: 345   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Happy birthday to us! To celebrate our first year as a brewery we brewed a serious imperial stout and aged it on cocoa nibs, vanilla beans, cinnamon sticks, and fresh habanero peppers. This is the first offering in our annual Anniversary series. Here’s to many more!


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zach8270 (3376) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2014
(bottle - 22 oz) Dark black pour with a thick tan head. Aroma is a big and really nice mixture of chocolate, dark chocolate, cinnamon and peppery spice. Flavor is an interesting mix of dark chocolate, sugary sweetness, habanero spice and spicy cinnamon. Nine times out of ten, this may not work, but it worked extremely well. Almost had a spicy hot fudge taste to it. Big fan.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joet (2138) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Coconut vanilla peppers Cinnamon fruity pepper woody woah. Bits of raisin touch of smoke. Piquant finish. I want to drink more to keep the spice but want to slow down to enjoy. Very full aroma. Round feel slight creaminess. Yes!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestergaard (268) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle thanks to Motherbrother. Pours pitch black with reddish edge. A small, short lasting brown head. Aroma has HUGE, dark chocolate, cinnamon, wood, lots of vanilla. Taste is fairly dry, tho the chocolate is very creamy. Slight leather, strong heat in the end. Chili fruit, espresso. Fairly thin body (don’t get me wrong), average to medium high carb. Really nice and hot!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Errl (1516) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle...Pour is dark black with. Nice tan head..Nose is spice, chocolate, spice, alcohol, cinnamon, vanilla..Taste is chocolate, spice, cinnamon, dry, pepper, dry, coffee spice. ..

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy (8405) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
Sweet spicy, with coco and haberno peppers. Coffee, cinnamon, looks like a wine.Ren’s bottle, from England.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
UDBeernut (1622) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2014
bottle in a trade with homer. pours motor oil black, 1/2 " sliky khaki head. nose full of cocoa, vanilla.taste begins the same, cinnamon is half sip.,finish has peppers and light pepper heat. full creamy body that slides off the tongue. mikd heat lingers. this beer is totally awesome. permanent want status.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigda83 (130) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JUN 17, 2014
2013 bottle. I know it’s not supposed to be aged, but that’s the best I could score in a trade. Despite being a year old this was still superb. Pours a deep black, small head, light lacing. Aroma of chocolate, pepper, and vanilla. Taste was chocolate, light cinnamon, and peppers hit in the back of the throat. Body was full and oily with a deep lightly hot finish to it. I’d love to try a fresh one from this year to compare.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gnomungus (44) - - JUN 16, 2014
This tastes like good frosting, chocolate and peppers. That’s actually a good thing, as strange as that may sound. Best stout I’ve ever had.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
trapped (715) - New York City, TURKEY - JUN 16, 2014
Drought. Very dark brown with creamy chocolate colored large head, permeating spirit aroma mixed with cocoa, medium carbonation, bitter cocoa taste laced with strong alcohol, long finish with alcohol and habanero aftertaste. Very interesting brew with strong alcohol overtones.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nicke80 (87) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2014
650 ml bottle from systembolaget bs. Pours dark with little head. Sweet aroma with a sweet taste of Chocolate. Strong peppery after taste. A bit to peppery.


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