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RATINGS: 358   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   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!


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4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
UDBeernut (1720) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2014
bottle in a trade with homer. pours motor oil black, 1/2 " sliky khaki head. nose full of cocoa, vanilla.taste begins the same, cinnamon is half sip.,finish has peppers and light pepper heat. full creamy body that slides off the tongue. mikd heat lingers. this beer is totally awesome. permanent want status.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
EamonTheGreat (144) - USA - SEP 13, 2014
Wow. So glad I got to try this. Pours pitch black with dark tan head. The aroma is chocolate and cinnamon and peppers. The taste is a wonderful blend of chocolate and light cinnamon. The peppers come through at the end in a great way. Vanilla comes through throughout and cinnamon well balanced. Great beer. Can't wait to have again! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtafro (3437) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Sweet chocolate and spice aromas. Chocolate, sweet malt, light spice, hints of pepper. Really drinkable for this style.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dlovell2 (781) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Pours engine oil black with a tan head that retained nicely. Aroma is Dark cocoa, flourless chocolate cake (my wife’s observation), grated cinnmon stick and vanilla. Thick sweet mouthfeel. Dark rich fudge chocolate start with vanilla followed with a dry fresh cinnamon flavor, not a sweet cinnamon but a spicy freshly grated cinnamon stick flavor. Some spicy pepper notes in flavor along with dark espresso. FInishes with a nice dark chocolate flavor and as the flavor disappears from palte the heat from the habanero lingers and intensifies a little. Not super hot but you know its there. This was a beautiful, complex, unique brew.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maxbier (263) - Maryland, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Nearly black with lingering dark brown head. Aroma of rich flour-less chocolate cake and gram crackers. Just of hint of the spice aroma. Starts very dark roasty malts and dark chocolate cake, finish is spicy hot and chocolate. There is a significant amount of heat in the finish, not too much, but enough to complement the chocolate. Lived up very nicely to the hype. Thanks Dan for sharing this one!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (154) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2014
Pours pretty thick and black with a thick mocca head. This looks like the stuff. Aromas of roasted coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, marshmallows, caramel malt and some fudgey notes to is aswell. Taste is very dark roasted coffee, vanilla, marshmallow, some date-like notes and some sweet chili notes aswell. Has a dry roasted chocolate finish with some very warming chilies. This beer though!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
javiercrasher (166) - Granada, SPAIN - AUG 24, 2014
Brutal! Negra con buena corona de espuma beige que desaparece poco a poco. En nariz el chocolate da paso al frescor del coco y la vainilla. Buen cuerpo. Entra un poco amarga pero rápidamente da paso al chile, que toman presencia y hace que no se note el alcohol. Cervezón!!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (3135) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2014
Keg at the Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014, red session. 03/05/2014. Aroma spices, cinnamon, cake, sweet caramel, nutty malts. Some hot alcohol in the nose as well. Flavour is full cakey,spices, back of the throat tingling spices with caramel sweet to balance. Things are all in balance, but the spices are prominent. Palate is full bodied, sweet, melts in the mouth. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (9108) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle @ gmellison via trade. Rating #9,000. Deep brown appearance with a thin dark brown head. A bit chalky, dark chocolate, light coffee, vanilla, roasty nose. Definitely some pepper spiciness in the mouth. Somewhat gooey chocolate brownie flavor. Some cinnamon and pepper and vanilla. Some more peppers on the finish. Maybe a touch thin. More peppers and a thinner body than Abraxas. Enjoyable but nothing legendary.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tricyclist (753) - Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Sweet Christ, this is what any pepper beer wants to be. Honestly, this is a beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RussianDragon (468) - - AUG 17, 2014
22 oz bottle given to me by Kenny at 3 Floyds, many thanks my friend! Pours a deep viscous black with light barely passing as black cherry red on the rim only. Aroma is complex - huge roast and chocolate, cinnamon, vanilla and big habanero notes. Flavor is roasted malts and bitter chocolate, coffee bitterness, and a warming alcohol note, though alcohol isn’t overwhelming. Full bodied, silky mouthfeel, active carbonation. Delicious.


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