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RATINGS: 370   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!


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
UDBeernut (1855) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigda83 (284) - 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.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gnomungus (84) - - JUN 16, 2014
This tastes like good frosting, chocolate and peppers. Thatís actually a good thing, as strange as that may sound. Best stout Iíve ever had.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
trapped (906) - 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 (209) - SŲdertšlje, 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.

4.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mallen386 (20) - OKC, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 13, 2014
This thing does everything. The aroma doesn't quite stand up to the quality of the rest of the beer. Great great stuff. Love.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bmerz (715) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Draught. Black no head. Aroma is light dust cocoa, cinnamon, vanilla, chocolate cake. Flavor is that plus potent pepper spice. The sweetness just peaks through. Feel is intense. sticky & lively but mostly only in the spice and heat. Overrated but still good.

4.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jpals (3) - South Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 13, 2014 does not count
Phenomenal Imperial Stout. Multi-tiered assembly with all advertised flavors standing out on their own. Milk chocolate up front, followed by natural vanilla carried out by the cinnamon. Habanero nips at its heels with just the right amount of kick on the back of the tongue. Three bold flavors in three distinct acts. Bravo.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bob_Boudahili (14) - - JUN 10, 2014
Dark pour form the tap. No head, moderate lacing. Aroma is very typical for an imperial stout. Flavor is complex, chocolate, vanilla and in the back of the throat a bit of pepper. An interesting brew.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pfc514 (68) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Pours black with a bubbly, thick light brown head. Chocolate, roasted malts in the aroma fresh out of the pour. Chocolate, cinnamon, a hint of vanilla and roasted malts, finished out with a lingering heat on the swallow. Perfect balance of the peppers. Thick, mouth coating texture. Perfect stout mouthfeel. Really good stout. Perfect balance with the peppers, as I feel they must be a tricky ingredient to add. Iíve had beers where the heat from the peppers completely overshadow everything else. This isnít one of them. Great stout.


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