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RATINGS: 430   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   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!

aenima's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aenima (311) - Askim, - DEC 17, 2013
Complex aroma of cimmon, dark chocolate, tobacco, peppar and roast. The taste contains chocolate, tobacco, peppar and roast. A little bit to hot for my taste. Balanced bitterness and low carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ABT_S54 (270) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2015
650ml bottle served in a snifter. Pours thick and black with a dark tan head with good head retention for a IS of this strength. Aroma is woody, dirty (in a good way) with a promise of the sweetness to come. Taste is powerful chocolate (both milk and dark), woody and an almost tequila-like quality that gives the dirty taste promised by the aroma. Chilli is really pronounced here - I have had a few IS that have promised chili heat that have not even registered on the (scoville) scale. Heat is present in the aftertaste really quite strongly and as the mouthfeel is so luxuriously viscous the sweet residue on your lips begins to glow after a while. Cannot fault this beer really. I would imagine the bourbon/double barrel would be close to my perfect beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
s_hartshorne (2295) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2015
Bottle sarkynorthner3kyorkshiredaytasting. Black tan head. Aroma is sweet choc dark mats vannila. Taste sweet choc vanilla nice cinnamon good dark malts nice long fiery chilli kick. Nice chewy body. V good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SarkyNorthener (3032) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2015
3000th rate. Sarkynorthener 3k / Yorkshire Day tasting. Bottle shared. Big thanks to Richthevillan for this one. Black beer with no head and oily rim. Aroma of licorice, roast malts and treacle. Taste is licorice, roast malts, spices, vanilla and a chilli kick. Oily and medium to full bodied. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rune (9368) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 30, 2015
Bottle at BrewDog Clapham Junction, kindly shared by Stefan. Bubbly, tan-coloured head, spotty lacing, jet black body. Roasted mocha coffee and chocolate nose. Taste of cocoa, chocolate, vanilla, and oak offset by a chili touch, not overdone. Lingering aftertaste. Full bodied. Just great (Battersea, London 12.07.2015)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (1081) - Lille, FRANCE - JUL 29, 2015
Bottle from Saveur-Biere.com - Color: deep dark black beer with no carbonation and no foam. Smell: roasted malt and grassy notes. Spicy and cinnamon finish. Small alcohol notes. Taste: good palate! Nice chocolate malt and small sweet taste. Herbal notes and dry spicy finish. Aftertaste: spicy finish. Strong pepper notes. Caramel and alcohol finish. Really amazing beer !

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnicolaescu (1285) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUL 28, 2015
Bogată, cireșe, dar și ușor băubilă cu iuțeală plăcută dar exagerată.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (11260) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2015
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lingering ring of brown foam. Aromas of dark chocolate, cinnamon, vanilla and chilies. Palate was medium bodied and smoothj with a warming finish. Flavors of dark chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon and chilies with a smooth warming lingering chocolate cinnamon finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gnoff (8746) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2015
Bottle thanks to Reza (non ratebeer) on July 24, 2015.
Bomber size, Bottled 5/13/15.
Black color, dark brown head. Cinnamon, light roasted, some chilli fruits scent, also grainy. Roasted, chocolate, grainy, chilli taste. Intense chilli aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Also chocolate aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
spacecube (1342) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2015
Keg, pours black, small tan head, lovely viscous full body, chocolate, vanilla and chili pepper, just the right amount of spice to balance the malts and the hop. Finish is light bitter, creamy, yet dry. Soft carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
procraste (181) - FRANCE - JUL 21, 2015
Faut arrêter vos bêtises les enfants ! Donc ici, une attaque cacaotée somptueuse sur fonds de cannelle et de fruits confits. Bien, nous sommes donc effectivement dans le gâteau. Puis vient le tour du piment et c’est là que tout se gâte ( Pourtant dieu sait que j’aime le piment et que j’en mets partout dans ma cuisine ... ) dont la chaleur ne vient pas soutenir les arômes mais les éteindre ( comme une fille trop fardée ... ). Tout d’un coup, il n’y a plus que ça. Le pire est à venir puisque le piment s’épuise alors dans des notes poivrées ( Pourtant dieu sait que j’aime le poivre et que j’en mets partout dans ma cuisine ... ). Ou est passé le fruité du piment ??? On est ici très loin de la maîtrise d’autres brasseries. Bien fraîche, les symptômes sont moins présents, mais pour une imperial stout ce n’est pas adapté. Une bière intrigante donc mais surcotée !

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