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RATINGS: 512   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. Hereís to many more!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (9069) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2014
Draft at Beer Temple. Pours near black with a medium beige head. Aroma of dark chocolate, cinnamon, fudge, light roast. Flavour is light heavy sweet and over moderate bitter. The chilli really comes out in the palate, building with each sip and gradually warming the throat. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (6469) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2014
Bottle - Black in colour. Liquorice, vanilla, cocoa and roasted malt in the aroma. Roasted taste with cocoa and vanilla dominating. Fairly rich and one that should be supped slowly. I didnít get much in the way of chilli or spices at all.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
g_georgiou (427) - CYPRUS - JAN 12, 2014
Dark black body. Thin tan head. Chocolate, coffee, malty aroma. Taste is the same with a light spicy aftertaste from the pepper. Great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
maneliquor (3482) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2014
Bottle shared at CBC with Bruce. Hot damn this a good beer! Plenty of spice and chocolate on the nose with fresh fresh coffee well integrated. Balanced mocha comes to mind but with a spicy touch. Taste is a fantastically blended and balanced concoction of vanilla bean, dark chocolate, fresh coffee, spices - cinnamon, aniseed and chilli. Quite a bit of heat on the finish but never too much. Sensational beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Idiosynkrasie (5856) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JAN 11, 2014
650ml bottle. Pitch black colour with small, creamy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing, brown head. Rich dark malty aroma offers notes of chocolate, cocoa, vanilla, a touch of treacle and liquorice, cautious hints of pepper and cinnamon. Taste is initially moderately sweet dark malty, intense notes of milk chocolate, a touch of treacle, spicy notes of vanilla and cinnamon, later a spicy peppery note combines with bitter hop notes to bring about a biting effect; smooth, lasting, milk chocolate and cocoa finish. Excellent taste - formidable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patjeadam (144) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2014
First coffee, then vanilla. The habaneros burn your throat very nicely. Great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy (iOs)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jimmythespoon (472) - - JAN 4, 2014
As best beer I drank of 2013 I nominate this. Full inky blackness, lots of chocolate cake on the nose with an unbelievable well balanced spiceiness. Truly amazing beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (5822) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2014
NYE Catch-up - Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; pitch black pour with creamy tan head, coffee and chocolate aroma, taste is very rich and complex with big coffee and chocolate hint of spices and a slight chilli kick, very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (5581) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2014
22oz bottle. It pours near black with a tan head. Aroma is a nice mix of chocolate, light spice, roasted malt, sweetness, and a touch of vanilla. Taste is similar to the nose, very sweet and very bold with molasses, dark chocolate, cherries and espresso. Body is medium-full with low-medium carbonation. Top notch

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Thanks Will Inky black with little mocha colored foam. Smells nice with vanilla, gobs of fudgy chocolate notes, plenty of cinnamon - not getting the peppers. Flavor follows suite and is sweet still with plenty of dark roast/toast malts, vanilla and cinnamon still there, tons of chocolate. The peppers donít add much for me, but to add a spice on the finish. Full bodied with low carb and a chewy finish. Great beer, and if it ever becomes easier to obtain, will probably be something I would prefer over Huna (because itís a bitch to get)

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