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RATINGS: 525   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 21, 2012
growler. Black ink w/ brown head. Smells like malty warmth, maybe some peppers. It’s a tasty yet undefined mix of chocolate vanilla coffee flavored w/ cinnamon and mild peppers. The pepper heat doesn’t really build, esp. for habs. Thanks Westbrook for the fun first year!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
snoworsummer (4375) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 12, 2016
From a bottle. Pours very dark brown with a thick, brown head. Tastes like chocolate, cinnamon, smooth booze, pepper, and woody malt. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like rich chocolate, cinnamon, creamy, boozy, pepper, and woody malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mortlach (1850) - Rome, ITALY - JUN 12, 2016
Bottle shared by ippopotamo36 (thanks Alberto!). Pours deep brown with a beige head. Aroma of chocolate, sponge cake, rum, babà, vanilla, cinnamon. Flavour is very sweet, a bit unbalanced, chili, sponge cake, rum, alcohol. Full body, medium carbonation. Wow!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ippopotamo36 (1551) - Rome, ITALY - JUN 12, 2016
Bottle at Hoppy Thessaloniki-Greece. Aged a bit and shared in Rome-Italy. Black color, brownish lacing. Nose: baba Naples cake, rum, sweet coffee liquor. Mouth: watery start, sweet middle short coffee/chocolate body, super chili persistent finish. Great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shadey (2068) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 11, 2016
22oz bottle. Oily black pour. Dark tan head of tiny bubbles. Oily spicy aroma with rich chocolate. Light alcohol, sweet and herbal. Very well balanced. Smooth and rich.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zizzybalubba (1767) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 8, 2016
22 oz. bottle from Wine 101, Raleigh (generously shared by my friend Steven). Pours black with a creamy beige head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon, and faint peppers. Taste is wonderful with cocoa, vanilla, and cinnamon very present. As expected, the habanero doesn’t make its presence known at first but manages to creep up with each sip. This amplifies the alcohol in terms of warmth. An excellent beer even though spicy beers are not typically my thing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
baraciisch (2775) - California, USA - JUN 5, 2016
Dark black in color... Aroma is outstanding, lots of vanilla, cinnamon, pepper, roasted malts, chocolate... Flavor is peppery and cinnamony, tons of vanilla, chocolate and peppers throughout... This beer is outstanding ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
daje (3467) - NORWAY - MAY 31, 2016
On tap at What’s Brewing 2015, day 1. Black body with a small tanned head. Aroma is strong malty with cocoa, vanilla, spicy, bodt christmas spicy and hot. Taste is massive, dark chocolate, vanilla, spicy, nice notable but not overshadowing habanero sting. Exceptional complexity, a great great beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zvsn (1500) - ISRAEL - MAY 29, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks Tom. Brown black with a tan head. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, caramel, cookies, honey. Taste of cookies, cinamon, nutmeg,habanero, prunes, spices, chocolate and cocoa. Medium-full bodied, oily moutfeel. Great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (7003) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 28, 2016
Great stuff, and definitely a mexican cake vibe. Mix of vanilla, light chile and cinnamon. Kind of like mole sauce. Lots of roast. Black motor oil pour with good head and lacing. Caramel sweet and bitter finish. Bottle from brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rayaron (1268) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - MAY 28, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting at Tom L place. Thanks Tom. Opaque black with brown head. Sweetish aroma with notes of date honey, chocolate and vanilla. Flavor of chocolate, quite hot (habanero), coffee, vanilla, wood, some spiciness, alcoholic. Oily texture, full-bodied. Complex and pleasant, great.

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