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RATINGS: 378   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   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. Hereís to many more!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (2692) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Pours an opaque motor oil black with bubbly brown head that lasts but leaves little lace. Aroma is big on the chocolate and booze with hints of molasses, vanilla, and spice. Taste is well balanced, toasty dark chocolate, booze, hint of spice, oak, hint of cinnamon, nice. Thick and viscous, burns on the way down, good carbonation. Wow, very nice, no hunahpu, but still awesome.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crajun (1023) - , Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2014
bomber from trade with stevbeergeek. WHOA! perfect 5 on app. almost perfect on aroma, and palate. Aroma of cinnamon immediately, plus chocolate, roast, malts and other good things. Taste was wow! not sure the cinnamon is needed in the taste but as a stout without tricks it is outstanding!! you taste the pepper but not distracting, just some heat. WOW!! Thanks for the trade Steven; I greatly enjoyed this one. would love the stout version without the tricks - almost perfection.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aurelius (4497) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2014
I lost my $@%$ notes. On tap, Baby Proof, upstairs. Thanks Lance and the Stevencon for sharing. Rich aroma. A spiciness and muted cinnamon. Cocoa, raisins, molasses, warming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zach8270 (3688) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joet (2258) - 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestergaard (597) - 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 (donít get me wrong), average to medium high carb. Really nice and hot!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Errl (1824) - 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. ..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy (9128) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
Sweet spicy, with coco and haberno peppers. Coffee, cinnamon, looks like a wine.Renís bottle, from England.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
UDBeernut (1911) - Saint Johns, 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigda83 (317) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JUN 17, 2014
2013 bottle. I know itís not supposed to be aged, but thatís 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. Iíd love to try a fresh one from this year to compare.

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