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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 351   ABV: 11.7%
Death is a high gravity Russian imperial stout. Rich malt complexity from a blend of dark malts, paired with Jolokia peppers (ghost chili peppers) emphasize the finality of the series and the horseman himself.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dal9000 (609) - Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2017
At the brewery. Slight malty with caramel light taste but WOW 30 seconds after you finish the heat builds to a 5 minute long heat. I appreciate the effort but not for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ehaak26 (466) - - NOV 26, 2016
Bottle from Liquor Barn into snifter. Aroma of malts with some pepper. Not as hot as I expected, an OK stout beyond that.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (4096) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 2, 2016
22 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of coffee, peppers and malts. Taste is chocolate and pepper heat .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy (2934) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2016
650ml bottle from the Shell station in Harrison, OH, just west of Cincinnati. Shared across the Buzhardt bunch. Chocolate, cinnamon. Huge cracked black pepper in the back of the throat plus tabasco on the lips. Ultimately the peppers overwhelmed anything else. 12.8

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MartinT (9765) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 24, 2016
My Bottom Line:
Milk chocolate and nuts plunge into nothingness before ghost pepper heat rises, haunting this strong ales lack of malt depth.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam covers the surprisingly pale brown.
-Where is the Russian Imperial Stout in this one exactly?
-Ghost pepper heat is thankfully manageable. Present enough to know what they taste like, yet not completely overbearing. The big bottle needs to be shared with a big group though.
-Alcohol heat is camouflaged by the pepper heat.
-Take out the ghost peppers in here and youve got one of the feeblest Imperial Stouts on the market. There are barely any specialty malts in here...


   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rodenbach99 (4554) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - APR 28, 2016
Style et rsum: Imperial stout au piment Buhl Jolokia.
Comment: EBF 2016.
Portrait: Bire extrme de choix, cest un imperial stout avec les piments qui taient les plus fort au monde il y a peine 3 ans. Un liquide noir. Un nez avec des piments et des malts noirs. Une bouche pimente, a va de soit. Un peu trop.
Note: 6+/10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
suprchunk (2994) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2016
Black pour. Small tan head. No lacing. Chocolate, malt, vegetal aroma. Same taste, with a slight heat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClarkVV (6542) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 17, 2016
Draught at EBF, 2/5/16.
A tough one to rate, as are most pepper beers. As usual, I fuckin love the balls-to-the-wall pepper heat and incredible spicy flavor. But then, its certainly dominant and is going to be very off-putting to those not looking for an extreme chili beer. As far as what it does for the beer itself, I do like that it helps dry out the otherwise powerfully sweet maltiness. Theres some ashy roast and very light coffee and vanilla, but by and large its a battle of chili pepper vs. richly chocolate and caramel-tinged base malts. I loved it, though I do think if they took the FG and the scovilles down somewhat, theyd have a really, really nice beer that would appeal to more people. But good for them for not doing that, honestly, and brewing a beer they wanted to.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlovakSniper (5525) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 14, 2016
Gros stout presque noir avec une tte qui tombe. Au nez, des piments avec des poivrons et des piments avec une touche de poivrons dans lesquels la base malte tente de sexprimer. Au got, a commence noir pour finir vert et vgtal avec un effet piquant exagr. Bire extrme qui nest pas un drain pour. Jimagine que ce genre de concoction est attirante pour plusieurs. Quant moi, je trouve a trop mais quand mme correct.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamstome (1837) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 8, 2016
Very dark brown pour. Mildly spicy aroma. Very spicy, with a hint of chocolate. A good example of a good beer that would be great if it were a bit subtler on the spice.

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