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RATINGS: 306   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kiwianer (3413) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 7, 2012
The body is black, the head ok. It smells a bit roasty, coffee. The taste is creazy strong roasty, chili, plump a little bit creamy. 11/10/10/8/-/9

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
thewolf (11297) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2012
Bottle, bought @ Bierzwerg.de.
Pours black with a small, thin, beige film head. Aroma is sweet, dark chocolate, light tar, some roasted malts and a soft vegetable note. Medium carbonation, fairly light mouthfeel. Flavour is quite sweet, kinda sugary, mildly roasted. Finishes off with a medium, rather firm chili bite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mutz (668) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2012
Flesje. Bijna zwarte kleur, de kraag is snel verdwenen. Ruikt kruidig, peper,stroop. Smaakt kruidig en peperig.Het bier heeft een hele branderige, pittige afdronk en nasmaak. Het is allemaal wel apart maar het bier heeft helaas weinig body en weinig koolzuur en hierdoor smaakt het ook wat dun en vlak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (6774) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (6224) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wolfbass (939) - 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...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBaboon (1652) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ogivlado (6065) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdKing (2022) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jookos (2898) - 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

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