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RATINGS: 383   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!


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikem409 (1754) - 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 (1142) - 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 (1954) - 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 (570) - , 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 (6789) - 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

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jimsdavis27 (6) - Alabama, USA - JUN 8, 2013 does not count
Love this beer! The spice mixed with the chocolate notes make for a perfect medley. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
deadCATAtlanta (60) - Georgia, USA - JUN 8, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2013 22 oz. bottle from Ale Yeah! in Decatur, Georgia. pours dark black. smells nutty, boozey, and of mocha. drinks heavy with a habanero kick that really ties the room together . Westbrook FTW.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jamesthebrit (317) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2014 A: Smells good. Not acidic sweet. Bold.A: Looks good. Like a stout. Cream-tan head. Not overly thick on the pour.T: Pretty amazing on the taste. Lots of flavors and the alcohol is hidden very well. Does not have the acidic bite of other imperial stouts. A nice grassy note in there as well. A hint of spice in the finish. Vanilla note in there.M: A little agressive but not too bad. Maybe a little thin... Overall this is a really nice beer. Mostly because it doesn?t have an acidic bite that kills it like other imperial stouts I?ve had recently (even more jesus). It also has some interesting notes in there like grass and spice. Interesting and great execution. Rating updated for 2014 release out a growler. I mean.. people freak for this beer. And it’s a really solid beer. But it’s not that great. Just a note for myself when I feel the urge to drive around like a mad man trying to find it next year. Don’t.... But of you see it grab it.


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