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RATINGS: 303   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Imagine Robert DeNiro sitting in your darkened parlour near the fire in his Louis Cyphre persona smoking a Tuscan cigar. This may be the beer with which to save (or lose) your soul. Dried fruit flavors entwined with smoky pepper and licorice embossed on roasty malt sweetness open on your tongue as the slow warmth of chilis creep up on your tongue and throat, finishing in an herbal smoke ring flourish.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SperkeleForce (541) - FINLAND - NOV 2, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2013 Bottle 35,5 CL. Pours black with small brown head lacing pretty good fast vanishing tho. Notes of licorice, chili and capsaicin, roasted, coffee. Pretty nice light chili. Love the chili in the beer. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - OCT 23, 2013
FROM NOTES: June 29, ’12 A: Definite pepper aroma mixed with chocolate. A: Pours a dark almost black color with a light tan head that disappears quickly with no lacing. T: Nice chocolate flavor in the front finishing with a roasted peppery aftertaste. Spice is subtle. P: Little carbonation that rolls nicely on the palate. O: I’m usually not a fan of spicy beers, but this one is nice and subtle with the pepper notes on the finish for the most part.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2262) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Sampled at the brewery. The aroma has hints of spicy peppers, notes of chocolate. The flavor is chocolate, peppers, toffee, roasted malts. Very well balanced, easy drinker.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (4391) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Tap at Dexters. Opaque brown-black. Big, creamy beige head. Roasty chocolate and black pepper aroma. Smooth, milk chocolate tones dominate. Pretty good, rather mellow pepper tones. Interesting, decent Porter.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 29, 2013
From notes: Poured into A Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass. A - Pours almost black, with a fleeting head that dissipates into nothing. Not a trace of lacing. S - Roasted malt, old coffee grinds, licorice, cocoa. T - Roasted malt, has a slight smoked flavor, dairy and cocoa, minor chili heat. M - Medium to moderate carbonation, medium body. An average porter, not what I was expecting. Chili is muted at best and has very dull components. Seems a little forced and underwhelming. Dairy and cacao are present at the end but don’t mix like milk chocolate would. It’s a good drinker but it’s not worth seeking out. Serving type: bottle 03-09-2012

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrooHa (120) - New York, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Looks and pours like a stout / porter. Smells like a porter (maybe it’s too cold right now?) Tastes interesting and fantastic! Cola and coffee with some pepper sharpness though the most interesting thing is how the pepper hits ya in the back of the throat in the finish! Very cool, unexpected and tasty. Mrs. Brooha thinks it would go great with cheese of some sort.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prokroustis (685) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - MAR 22, 2013
Pitch black body with a quickly diminishing off white head. Sweet aroma with caramel, licorice, spices and plum. Sweet spicy flavour with lots of pepper, plum, licorice, a hint of coffee. Interesting, although a bit too much on the spicy side.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9344) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 13, 2013
355ml bottle (ALEhouse, Riga)
Rich roasty aroma, slightly dry, earthy and savoury rather than sweet. A little Chocolate orange as it opens, perhaps? Pours basically black, with just a ruby glint, and with a tight but brief beige head that settles to a ring. Full in the mouth, pleasant carbonation. Lovely roasty retronasals. Slightly more burnt taste, but not astringent. Something odd - a bit of plasticine, off in a way, a little dirty definitely. On swallowing, the palate feels like it was almost a little thin and watery. The finish is dry and burnt, and with just a gentle dry barky and almost smoky bitterness. No chili, but I had a home-made curry for supper, and I like to make bottom-burners. (6:4:7:4:13=3.4) Ruined by the plate of beer snacks I just gave myself, alas - they make it even thinner, and really not so good at all (6:4:6:3:12=3.1)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (8613) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2013
Bottle, shared at Ales and Tails, Twickenham - 02/03/13. Light black/Very dark mahogony brown with a thin tan head that clears edgeward. Nose is dark malts, chocolate, spice, peppery. Taste comprises dark malt, chocolate, spice, dark berry fruits, tar, peppery. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, peppery in the finish. Fulfills the pepper title of the beer very well - drinkable stuff.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
pivnizub (8853) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAR 4, 2013
Bottle: Very, very deep ruby-amber coloured, presumably clear, auickly collapsing tanned head, roasty to smoky sweetish-fruity nose; moderate sweet-bitter flavour, medium bodied; slightly drier, slightly more bitter, but still sweet-caramelly finish with a t h r o a t - s c r a t c h i n g peppery aftertaste. The pepper spoils the beer…


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