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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (4555) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2012
(Bottle, 0.355 l - bottled on 3 Nov 2011, courtesy of rosenbergh, 20120721) The beer poured black. Its head was small and lightly brown. Aroma had roasted malts, smoke and black pepper. Palate was medium bodied and burning with medium carbonation. Flavours were roasted malts, liquorice, smoke, chilli, sweetness, chocolate and bitterness. Aftertaste had roastedness, chocolate and bitterness. The pepper was a bit too hidden but otherwise a decent beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
lelisboa (62) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2012
I got impressed with the average rate of this beer. I mean it seems a bit overrated to me. Then I started to wonder that I was expecting something but this. So the problem is mine. Starting from the color: it is dark brown with ruby highlights. Lacing doesn’t exit after 2 minutes and neither head. Aroma is complex but recognizable for smoked beers: chocolate, cocoa, smoke, liquorice, roasted malts, blablabla and pepper (my god). Well, taste comes in different levels – as said above – then pepper at the end. It’s too strong the peppery flavor that keep in your mouth and this disliked me. It seem quite unbalanced for me. And this is the problem of the beer for me. It’s not balanced, the pepper phase dries up all the rest. I have tried smoke beers but this too inconsistent for me. I’ll never have it again if I can avoid. Good experiment but just for one time.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6648) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 5, 2012
33cl from Dranken Geers, Gent. Brune claire, col fin disparaissant vire allant sur le café au lait. Arôme est épicé avec un beau bouquet malt caramel sur ce profile crème brulée caramélisée. En bouche, caramel avec une base qui me rappelle la Milk Stout de LH. Le tout sur des notes de fumé léger ainsi que un délicieux café torréfié, le tout est agrémenté de piments fumés couvrant la bouche sans pour cela prendre le dessus. Ce profile épicé accompagne la dégustation et chaque gorgée.Palais est épais, malté presque râpeux. Houblon reste discret et ajoute juste une pointe d’amertume.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TET (1623) - FINLAND - JUN 30, 2012
A black beer with a weak, but beautiful, brown head. Aroma is temptating and succesfull, lots of chocolate, nice roastiness, some salt liquirice. Taste is succesfull and similar than aroma, balanced roastiness with sweetness, chocolate, liquirice, interesting and balanced chilis in the aftertaste, chili’s burning nuancees fitts nicely this beer and aftertaste is salt liquirice and very long. Medium+ bodied, very smooth and enjoyable to drink. Great beer, balanced use of chilis gives more added value.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (5357) - ITALY - JUN 28, 2012
scura schiuma media non molto persitente leggero cioccolatta liquirizia abbastanza secca discreta tostatura finale piccante

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (2800) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2012
Jet black colour, dissipating beige head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, mocha, tobacco, light smoke. Flavour roasted malts, alcohol, light acidic, smoke and quite a bit of spicy heat. The chili pepper is mostly noticeable as some heat in the back of the throat rather than a distinct flavour. Finish is coffee and chili pepper.
Can imagine this beer to be nice next to spicy burritos
(From 355mL -12 fl oz- bottle @ tderoeck’s place. Thanks for sharing!)

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 20, 2012
Very very tasty. A lot of flavor with a light body and all around delicious. Surprisingly so.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito (3359) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2012
Grape and Gourmet, VA Beach 12oz ($2): Pours black with a creamy beige head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malts, and a bit of pepper. Taste is not as thick of spicy as would be expected, but the body is really nice and velvety. Taste is more traditional roasted malt and chocolate porter at the front and then it gets into the pepper aspect toward the finish. Some minor sweetness, which I guess is the fruit flavor they speak of, along with a hint of anise. Pretty good, but I was expecting quite a lot.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IrishBoy (3826) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 19, 2012
12 oz bottle from Bhensonb. Nose is coffee, caramel, and a hint of peppery capsacin. Black with a small cinnamon head. Flavor is coffee and a light amount of Thai peppery heat. Finishes with light heat. Nicely balanced pepper ale.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mwbrady12 (469) - Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Chocolate and pepper aroma with a dark but thin appearance and a spicy kick on the taste and on the palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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