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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
A stout with a twist, I used one ounce of habanero powder in the mash and two pounds of mixed peppercorns (black, white, green and red) in place of finishing hops for a subtle hint of spice in both aroma and the finish. 6% A.B.V.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 23, 2010
Slightly sweet stout with a good bit of chocolate that’s well complimented by the sweet and fruity habanero pepper. Finishes with a bit of black pepper and a mild heat. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2009
Hand bottle by Eugene thanks man. Pours an opaque brune body with a tan head. Pepper dark chocolate roasted malt. Oddly after you get the paper burn the beer becomes this empty flavorless void, its totally bizarre.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
theisti (3905) - Kansas, USA - OCT 9, 2009
Growler shared by beastiefan2k. Pour is muddy brown black with a smallish tan head. Very murky. Aroma of mild roast malt, some even milder pepper spice. As it warms more white pepper. Taste is white pepper right away with a watery malt roast behind that. Palate is thin, watery, finishes with more pepper and peppercorn spice. Mostly about the pepper and peppercorn, no Habenero present, which is too bad. Thanks for sharing Eugene, always love to try new and different beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
beastiefan2k (3597) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - OCT 6, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2009 Growler sent to me by ryan, thanks artusory. The beer pours with a small head but a thick, muddy brown color that is almost black. Its fucking extremely muddy. Aroma is roasted, ashy, chocolate. As it warms up the peppercorns really come out. Its white pepper, dry, herbal kind of thang. In the end its a thick earthy, roasted, white peppercorn, with a chocolate sweetness, the aroma is cool. As I take a sip the watery mouthfeel and flavor hit me first. Its definitely full of peppercorn, in general its spicy and there is a chocolate aspect. But it is so weird because it is so watery with no hop bitterness to round it off. I like it but it needs more body and something to round off the flavor. Its not a "pepper" beer but a "peppercorn" beer.
Growler, Marin Cuvee Roge tall, thin tulip glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - OCT 6, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2009 Growler with thanks to beastiefan2k. Pours a very murky dark brown with a moderate tan head. Aroma is definitely peppery with fresh cut and dried pepper along with some general spice. Flavor is not as peppery as I’d hope, and turns a bit watery on the finish. The nose is more interesting than the flavor on this one, and was hoping for a little more intensity. Thanks for sharing Eugene!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2009
Thick dark brown pour with little head. Roasted aroma with coffe and chocolate notes. Roasted pepper and spice flavor with a bit of sourness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
l1br4r14n (451) - Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA - AUG 25, 2009
Draft. Pours dark brown, nearly black with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, some chocolate and black pepper. Flavor is of smoke, roasted malt and subtle pepper, until the finish when the pepper taste is pretty big. Not much in the way of heat. The aftertaste is lingering black pepper and dry. Interesting, but I can’t say I enjoyed it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - AUG 22, 2009
Nitro tap at the brewpub. Deep black with a finger width tan head. Aroma is peppery, a little smokey, almost smells like a steak. Flavor has a nice peppery bite with some chocolate undertones. Interesting beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larryLSB (509) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - MAR 11, 2009
Poured from a growler....thanks to nuplastikk. Poured dark brown with medium tan head. Pepper tastes at first, that dissapate as you go. Very dry in the mouth. Was an interesting experiment that works.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (13318) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 6, 2009
(growler, thanks nuplastikk) Medium beige head that almost wholly dissipates atop brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, some chocolate syrup, light roast, pepper. Taste is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some chocolate syrup, habanero juiciness without the heat. Low carbonation, medium body, some stickiness.

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