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RATINGS: 362   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. Here’s to many more!

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pfc514 (66) - 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. I’ve had beers where the heat from the peppers completely overshadow everything else. This isn’t one of them. Great stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JHeath99 (1009) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Bottle from Lazy Dog. Pours an opaque dark brown with toffee colored head. Aroma of spices and coffee. Taste is really great, nice coffee and chocolate with a nice layer of spice that joins in later with a dash of vanilla.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
miscyn57 (3) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - JUN 8, 2014 does not count
Really complex flavors, and the "hit" of habanero spice is not overwhelming. Delicious! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
suprchunk (2265) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Black pour. Big creamy dark tan head. Plenty of lacing. Huge chocolate aroma, some vanilla notes. Taste is a big chocolate cream. Vanilla and malt. A bit of spicy heat in the back. Very, very good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BBB63 (6083) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle: Pours a very deep brown, near opaque with a fading head and oily legs. WOW what an aroma of spice and sweet malts, just down right boner-riffic! The taste is pretty damn nice too with a good level of spice vs base beer with just the right amount of pepper heat on the lingering finish. Yea Beer!! As a beer buddy said... "Always nice when something you’ve been wanting for a long time lives up to what you imagine it to be."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
budznsudz (561) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Dark brown, light brown head. Aroma is overwhelmingly pepper heat. Taste is cinnamon, chocolate, vanilla, and peppers. The peppers take center stage but are quite enjoyable. Good stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
robbmotiwalla (59) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Licorice anise in the nose. Tingly on the tongue. Great pepper taste and a sweet spicy finish. Very solid. Would love to try the BA version

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Monkeyboy (11) - Newnan, Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2014
This beer is absolutely outstanding. A veritable fiesta on my tongue. Sorry, no time to describe it anymore. Have to get back to enjoying my Mexican Cake.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Busick (379) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2014
What a DELICIOUS beer! I love the peppers on the front with the cocoa and vanilla finish! A treat to have and want more!!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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