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RATINGS: 602   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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. Heres to many more!

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Bottle shared with a bunch of folks. Pours a dark brown with aroma of chocolate. Couldnt really smell the pepper. Nice and smooth chocolate flavor on the palate with a hint of pepper on the back end.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Korcz (2409) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAR 20, 2017
Jeden z moich ulubionych risw. Potężna czekolada, wanilia, cynamon, mocno pikantny finisz, lekki sos sojowy, ciemne owoce. Przebogate, wyśmienite.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
alex_leit (3425) - Minsk, BELARUS - MAR 13, 2017
Black color. Aroma: green apple, caramel, dried fruits, sweet, spices and prunes. Taste: vanilla, tequila, caramel, prunes, blue raisins, chocolate, pepper, cinnamon, great!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ciocanelu (1941) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - FEB 21, 2017
Black color with mocha head. Aroma really makes me think of cake. Sweet chocolate, light cinnamon and some green peppers. Taste starts bittersweet with roasted malt and cacao, liquor filled chocolates, a bit of chili spice but its not hot. Medium plus body, smooth mouthfeel. Overall its a really tasty and well made spiced stout.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geiserich (4347) - Linz, AUSTRIA - FEB 2, 2017
660 ml bottle, bottled 5/8/15, shared by Werckmeister, thanks! Almost black color, no head. Aroma is dark chocolate, hints of chilli, cacao powder. Flavor has chocolate, intensive chilli, cinnamon, cacao. Nice but much to sharp.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oRos (1649) - sacramento, California, USA - JAN 30, 2017
Shared at after-party of ratebeers best. Pours black with browm head. Aroma of chocolate cinnamon and peppers. Taste is roasted malts with a nice heat from the peppers

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Iznogud (3420) - CROATIA - JAN 29, 2017
Bottle, 650 ml from Beergium. Shared with rest at the grand tasting 11/2016. pours black with lasting small brown head. Heavy malty, lots of chocolate, cocoa, very cakeish like chocolate fudge or brownie. Bit spicy. Moderate sweetness, oily, soft carbonation. Full bodied. Great one, a proper liquid dessert.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sebilinz (2125) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JAN 28, 2017
Bottle. Black body with small brown head. Nice chocolate and dried fruits aroma. Taste is the same but than it gets hot. Aftertaste is sweetand hot.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Saeglopur (1972) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JAN 28, 2017
660 ml bottle, bottled 5/8/15, shared by Werckmeister, thanks!
Black body, with a medium, creamy, coffee-colored head.
Aroma of dark chocolate, cocoa, liquorice, cinnamon, vanilla.
Tastes of dark chocolate, hot chili, vanilla, cinnamon, some coconut, some dark fruits.
Medium, oily mouthfeel, with a moderate carbonation.
Finishes hot, roasty, moderate sweet, with chocolate, cocoa, some coffee, some liquorice.

Very nice. Really smooth nose, with roasty and sweet notes. Taste has too much hot chili for me, a bit too overpowering. Still a really nice sipper.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Werckmeister (2634) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JAN 28, 2017
0,66l bottle at Linz Tasting shared by me. Botted 05/08/2015. black Color, small coffee Colored head. smells cinnamon, chocolate, bit peppery, chlorophyl, cookies, very nice smell. full body, light carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes cinnamon, chocolate, spices, peppery, light sweetness, coffee, peppery. finishes rather strong on the peppers with notes of cinnamon, spices and some chocolate. quite good one, but also rather too strong on the chili side, lovely cinnamon though, but well, the chilis overlay everything. like the cinnamon.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SebBrews (122) - Bucharest, ROMANIA - JAN 24, 2017
Pours dark brown to black with zero head. No lacing. Aromas of raw cocoa beans, vanilla, cinnamon, some smoked wood and rum. Very balanced flavours of bittersweet roasted malts, cocoa beans, coke leaves, roasted coffee and discreet hints of smoked wood. The spiciness of the chilies is mild and noticeable only towards the back end. Sweet, warming finish with a a boozy kick. Viscous and full bodied, low carbonation levels. Overall an amazing, well-rounded and petfectly balanced imperial stout which avoids burnt and ashy characters. Im not a fan of spiced imperial stouts, but this is a great example of this sub-style.


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