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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (6273) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2012
355 ml bottle. Bottled on 03.11.2011.
Pours deep dark red, almost black color with a minimal, quickly dissipating head. Aroma of spices, pepper mostly, dark toasted malts, smoke, hints of dark chocolate and some chili. Flavor is quite smooth even with the chili, some spicy kick start the chocolaty and somewhat cocoa dominant flavor, ash and toasted malts follow soon after. Could use a bit higher abv and some backbone, but quite good like this.
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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (5753) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2012
35,5 cl bottle @ home, bottled on 03.11.2011
Aroma is quite roasted with lots of cocoa, some coffee and dark chocolate. Flavour has cocoa and some mocha coffee. Finishes with nice burning chili. Good, although feels a bit thin. With a higher ABV (+2% or so) this would probably rock.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wolfbass (937) - Firenze, ITALY - SEP 18, 2012
Non so se il nome della birra centra con la famosa e splendida canzone dei four horsemen, però anche la birra in questione è splendida, il pepe c’è e si fa sentire, forse un pò troppo aggressivo ma a me garba, e tanto...

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBaboon (1591) - FINLAND - SEP 15, 2012
Pours black with tan head. Aroma consists of licorice, soy sauce, roasted malt and pepper. Delicious aroma. Flavour of coffee, roasted malt. licorice and loads of pepper. Velvety mouthfell. Good use of spcices here.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ogivlado (5783) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 12, 2012
Rating No.4600
Bottled 330ml. -from Brewberry, Paris. Black coloured, small brown head that went away fast, pleasant chocolate nose. Roasted malt, dark chocolate and enjoyable peppery notes with hint of smoke near the end. Lingering peppery aftertaste. Really enjoyable brew for me but surprisingly also enjoyable for Maja who hates pepper, chili and similar "heavy" spices. Well timed malestone brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdKing (1903) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2012
Bottle in Dean Swift. made in March 2011, so over a year and six months old. Clearish very dark brown, almost no head, but off white bubbles on pouring. Nose is instant coffee, caramel, ale fruity. Taste is caramel, light coffee, choc and then a pepper chilli kick, vegetal. Lactic creaminess.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jookos (2313) - FINLAND - SEP 6, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with hardly any head. Nose has dry chocolate powder, wood, roasted tones, some vegetal aromas. Body is medium, not as thick as expected. Woody, roasted, with a slight capsasin burn in the finish. Intresting. Not as thick, overpowering, as porters of this strength usually are.

-- bb/h

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ober (2811) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2012
A black colored beer, with a beige head, disappears soon. The aroma of dark fruits with spices like pepper. The taste of dark fruits, bitter, a little burny of peppers. The aftertaste is bitter, burny.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDurden24 (1594) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Nearly black pour with a tan head. Aroma is a mix of sweet and spicey peppers. Taste is very similar, a little bit of chcoolate roast as well. Pretty damn good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20616) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2012
Bottled@Earl Of Essex, London. More or less pitch black colour, small brown head. Aroma is mild pepper, some roasted malts, liquorice and mild alcohol as well. Flavour is roasted malts, liquorice, some peppery notes along with mild ripe fruits and berries. Nice peppery aftertaste. Suits Earl Of Essex burgers well!


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