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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   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.


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4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (7405) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Poured up at GABF 2012 with a nice mahogany looking body that supports a sort of mocha colored head that has some tan swirls to it and it leaves behind a little bit of lacing too. Nice looking brew. The aroma seems kind of Abbey Dubbel like initially and comes across pleasing with ripe brown sugar covered plum like sweet fruity esters, and what seems like a touch of coriander and clove and then some earthy chocolate notes in the background. Wow, ok, the taste is really nice. It starts off with dark roasted malts and then picks up a rich near velvety dark chocolate note and it quickly rolls into more and more chili pepper heat midway and into the finish. Fantastic experience on the first sip. I hope the sips to follow can maintain . . . maintain damn you! Oh it does, nice. Into the after taste it leaves a modest chili pepper burn and warming that certainly isnít too much but sure lets you know itís there. Really nice brew. Well done!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10075) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Draft... Pours clear and black with no head. The aroma unveils faint roastines and rooty herbal notes with a hint of cocoa. Medium-bodied with tickling carbonation. The flavor is fairly bland, but heats the mouth with chili spiciness. Some mild acidity and lingering chili warmth in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (13789) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2015
Draft at Six Ten. Pours clear amber-brown with a creamy white head. Toasty brown bread in the aroma, suggestions of dried fruits. Medium sweet flavor with lightly sugary brown bread, light chocolate, slight pepper spice. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Finishes with cleansing pepper heat, more toasted brown bread, light cocoa, some leafy hops. The pepper heat is just enough. I like it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (5885) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2015
On tap at Six Ten. Pours a cloudy amber with large creamy white head that lasts. The aroma is pepper and orange peel. Thin mouth with strong chili pepper, light citrus and lingering heat.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blipp (6836) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Draft. Pours deep brown with a beige head. Sweet and lightly roasted malts, some holiday spices, and moderate peppery heat right up front and lasting through the finish. Pretty good, though just a touch too much pepper for me.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10997) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2014
A dark brown porter with no head. In aroma, light sweet chocolate with light pepper, cinnamon, chili, OK. In mouth, a sweet fruity chocolate malt with light grassy hops, chili peppers, light ginger, a bit light bodied, OK. On tap at Urban Brew and BBQ.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1881) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Pours a very dark brown almost black with tan colored head. Spice, peppers definitely, some light raw cacao, and a bit of sweetness on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with heat! I liked the tingle it left in the back of the throat. Very nicely done.

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 (254) - 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 (1209) - 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 (1030) - Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2014
I donít love it... Itís 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.


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