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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 339   ABV: 11.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
As the name suggests, this 11.3% ABV American Imperial Stout is the foundation of everyone’s favorite, Sunday Morning Stout, with a twist (and without the barrel aging)… This brew captures everything you’d expect from a traditional molé – coffee, chocolate, heat and smokiness. Foremost is coffee, which is followed by layers of chocolate courtesy of the chocolate malt, cocoa powder and cacao nibs. Finally, a subtle lingering heat and smokiness from our blend of ancho, pasilla, mulato and chipotle peppers, as well as cinnamon, which is gone by the time you’re ready for your next sip.

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3.1
JPDIPSO (6257) - Wauwatosa, USA - AUG 29, 2017
Bottled 9/15/16. Very dark brown, with very only a bit of light on the edges from the flashlight test. Even with a fairly vigorous pour, only a ring of tan bubbles around the edge of the glass. Heavy malts and green to burnt coffee in the scents. The more I think about it, the green coffee might be the peppers. Some cinnamon does come through but the coffee and pepper dominate. I seem to remember that was the case when I tried it last year and decided it could use some time. Sweetened, heavy coffee in the front. Heavy feel, with lots of residual sugars, as my lips stick together. Smoother than when I last tried it. Still has a nice burn in the linger. Some fruit (dark cherry) aromas and flavors sneak in as it warms. Still has a touch of green pepper that I�m not a fan and seems to thin out as I am nearing the end. Interesting, but not quite for me.

4.4
flatearthman (68) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2017
Purchased as a 4 pack: Opaque black hue with a light brown foam head and a nose of fine sweet coffee; smooth carbonation with a bit of a back throat bite; initial taste is a dominant cinnamon coffee flavor with a background sweetness of cocoa. A slight pepper flavor along with continuing coffee and a bit of cocoa continue in the finish.

3.7
hershiser2 (3533) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2017
Draft taproom. Pours black, a little thick, no head whatsoever. Aroma is chocolate, alcohol, chocolate chip cookie, vanilla. Flavor is boozy chocolate, cherry, light earth. Strong chocolate. Good but gets thickly sweet.

4.4
beern (158) - Alabama, USA - JUN 23, 2017
Pours black & opaque with a very thin tan head. Tastes of peppers & lively carbonation upfront with a coffee, chocolate and cocoa finish. It’s viscous & the peppers work well with the carbonation on the palate. The alcohol is well hidden in terms of taste but warming. It’s an adventure from start to finish. Very complex. Unique for sure. There is a hint of cinnamon & sugar.

3.7
NightHawk91 (86) - POLAND - JUN 2, 2017
Roasty. Coffee. Lightly sweet. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Warming peppers and alcohol in the finish. Solid.

4
DiarmaidBHK (5421) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2017
Bottle from Shawan Liquors. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Big peppers and chocolate on the nose. As it warms the coffee becomes more apparent. Malty and sweet on the tongue with a hint of pepper. Easy sipper. Nice stout.

3.4
rustbucket0873 (460) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2017
Pours dark black thick with tan head quickly dissipates. The aroma is coffee, alcohol, roasty malt. The flavor is roasty sweet molasses, coffee, little notes of plum mainly chocolate. Overall body is very thick and tasty, def a good brew for a cold sunday!

3.8
thornecb (5993) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 5, 2017
Pours soy black into a tulip. Mocha head quickly recedes to stillness. Chocolate, chipotle and coffee aromas. Medium to sharp with soy and licorice upfront turning to cinnamon and dark chocolate before the mild chipotle in the smoky burn finish.

4.2
IrishBoy (4224) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 25, 2017
12 oz bottle from Tavour. Nose is chocolate, roast coffee, and more really dark roasted coffee. Black with a small, lightly lacing, cinnamon tan head. Flavor is lightly peppery, lightly sweet, chipolte peppers, and dark chocolate with coffee accents. Nice!

3.9
chinchill (5166) - South Carolina, USA - APR 16, 2017
12 oz bottle withe a 9/16 bottling date and a 9.2018 BB date. Near black body pours with obviously low carbonation. The carbonation is adequate. Rich flavor with notes of dark chocolate, light coffee, cooked chilies, black bread Boozy aroma and feel, but with most of the heat no doubt coming from the chilies. You can smell these coming and no one will miss the chili heat in the mouth, but it is just moderately hot. Overall: An appealing but hot stout that’s plenty good just a 6.5 months old. Nonetheless, I’ll age an additional bottle or two and return to this after at least a year of further aging.


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