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RATINGS: 386   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   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!


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Good beer. I can really do without the pepper heat, but that’s really kind of the point here. Everything worked well together.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
barn0216 (485) - California, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Chocolate and vanilla nose. Dark black color, not much foam or lacing. Chocolate flavor, turns roasty almost ashy, then the habanero kicks in. Residual heat in the mouth. Unfortunately this gives the beer a gimmicky feel. There are good elements here but they aren’t particularly well integrated.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
b79turner (239) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 20, 2013
2103 Vintage, pours black with a small tan head. Quite thin body, not very oily. Nose is great, chocolate, vanilla, spicy. Taste is a bit spicy for me, never been a huge fan of this style, but this one is well done!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikem409 (1782) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Bottle. Thanks Ernesto!! Pours big thick black with perfect cola head, big frothy. Big spiced coco and ash aroma. Taste is thick sweet spiced chocolate tons of roasted cigar. Would love this in some rum barrels.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
devman171 (1184) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Bottle pours black with tan head, aroma is roast, cinnamon and vanilla, taste is roast chocolate and sweet vanilla with a light lingering heat on the finish, great brew!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Westmeister (2016) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Bottle shared @ EricTeusink’s - I had what one would say is high expectations/excitement before trying this beer and I was wowed. Pours pitch black with minimal beige head. Here we go. Aroma was sweetness, coffee, a bit lactose, cocoa powder, chocolate, vanilla. Flavor is the standout winner here. Smooth coffee, vanilla, the peppers come thru in the end and lightly linger for a bit. Damn, damn good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2013
On tap at The Lodge. Nice rich chocolate and coffee nose. Toffee, nutty, with some molasses, mild vanilla, and sugar. Dark black opaque with thin lacing brown head. Thick body with medium carbonation. Starts sweet, malty with lots of cocoa, coffee, molasses, and vanilla. Bitter finish with warming. Nice sweet lingering after with mild bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kayres (588) - , Georgia, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Black with a thin head. Peppery soy aroma. Thick bodied and smooth with a big hot pepper bite. Coco, soy, and hot pepper. Sweet finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borup (7135) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2013
Sample at CBC 2013. Black with a nice beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, cofee, chocolate, dark dried fruit, spice, caramel and hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mwbrady12 (469) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Strong aroma with a dark pour and mild lacing, incredible taste and perfect, warm and changing mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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