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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Spiced Porter brewed with Cacao nibs, Aji Charapita peppers, Annatto and Orange Blossom honey.


4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mwestley (1) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2014 does not count
Hint of chocolate, honey into moderate spiced finish. Light for a porter, silky smooth throughout palate. Take time to enjoy complexities. Spice very unique, lingers ever slightly but finishes clean. Not a fan of spice brews but this is the exception.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Clarkdvm (169) - Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Draft in Wesley chapel. Looks like a porter. Molasses aroma and flavor. Smooth. Spice only evident at end- much more noticeable after downing last two ounces. Very nice

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndyW68 (1155) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Black pour with a near white head? Aroma is primarily roast malt. Taste is roast malt and woody bite. Little peppery finish.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
tricyclist (833) - Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2014
I don’t love it... It’s a porter base with honey and chili added but the chili is nice and the honey is too much. The porter itself might be nice but it has too much heat and sweetness to be enjoyed personally.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hoppy2beerhere (12) - Apollo Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Got a growler at the grand opening. This beer is well balanced and as advertised, spiced. It was exactly what I want in a spiced porter, warm pepper and chocolate. The honey keeps it sweet and invites more sipping. Spice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bullit (4030) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAR 6, 2014
Tap @ brewpub. Brown ruby - reddish coloured with a beige head. Nose is toasted malts, chocolate, caramel, honey. Flavour is initially toasted malts, fruits, chocolate, followed by an increasing spicyness and hotness. Honey also noticable later. Finish is slightly sweet and fairly spicy. Well balanced with the peppers and honey. Develops as you sip. Very well done.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
fluffy (1782) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2014
@Brewers Ball 2014. not sure what the hell this was, and too odd a mishmash of flavors. not a fan.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevencon (464) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Tap at Darwin’s on 4th. Dark brown pour white head. Smells like Christmas, nutty and toasted herbs. Light body English porter with light spice in the flavor. Aroma hypes this up more than the taste. Interesting but nothing special.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11063) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Tap sample. Poured a clear dark brown color with an average frothy tan head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted peppers, malt and dark honey aroma. Medium to abundant body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted peppers sweet malt flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Solid complex brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (4922) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2013
Tap at GABF 2013. Poured a clear dark brown with a bubbly tan head. The aroma is yeast roasted malt and alcohol. The flavour is strong bitter with a malty barnyard spice chilli palate which really kicks in late in the finish. I was wondering when it would come but t did and didn’t disappoint.


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