Thomasalias (320) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2012 0,355l bottle from Csakajósör, Budapest. Black, opaque color with a little light brown head. A little smoky odor. Sweet, smoky malty aroma at the beginning, but after that a peppery flavour appears. It makes the beer complex. Smoky, dry, biting, very interesting one. Dry, medium bitter taste. Medium body with creamy texture and light carbonation. The finish makes it very special. The pepper really appears here. This beer won’t be a very special one without the pepper, but it makes it interesting. That’s what makes it special and unique, not the aroma and the taste.
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
seritomi (308) - HUNGARY - MAY 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nulla hab, áttetsző sötétbarna. Minimális szénsav. Illata sok füge, zöldes/fű és tekintélyes mennyiségű szesz. Közepesen testes. Keserű kávé édeskés és már a közepétől csíp a paprika. Ragasztja a szájat. Olyan tompa.
Érdekes de jobbat vártam a főzdétől.
capali1234 (272) - HUNGARY - JUN 11, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark oily black. Very little head. Aromas of smoke, cocoa, caramel, milk chocolate, metallic, sour and a little dark fruits.Not so good...
slitcher (266) - Freeport, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle. Black pour with a medium tan head. Aromas of choclate, coffee and chiles. Flavors of choclate, coffee and light smoke with the chile flavors coming at the end; fairly thin body.
mcnealc31 (255) - Elida, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The color is perfect and the fragrance promises lots of smoked chiles. There is a lot more depth to the flavor than just chiles, though. There’s bittersweet chocolate, anise, and the smoky chiles.
There is some subtle heat, and at just a touch under 2000 Scoville units, that puts it at about the same as a poblano. It’s just enough that you know it’s got chiles in it.
Smooth, complex, drinkable, and just enough heat to have you know this is something unique.
BeerFlavoredBeer (254) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a finger of fizzy head that vanishes within ten to fifteen seconds, leaving behind a thin skim and a rocky ring. Aromas of burnt chocolate chips, lingering smoke, mild peppery notes, coffee grounds. Something weakly catches the back of the throat, like ground black pepper or cinnamon. Sweet and slightly watery but blossoms into light roasted malts, bitter, dry chocolate, and peppercorns. A little bit of heat, accentuated by the carbonation and the body. You can feel it linger in your throat and on the top of your tongue. Like a flickering numbness that fades slowly. Aftertaste is slightly smoky. The heat will build, as I found when I got two bottles in, into a nice, warm baseline. Really pleasant. I enjoyed this beer more than the other pepper-concoctions of recent months. Surprisingly drinkable while preserving that little kick of heat that I am sure we’re all hoping for.
kenwall17 (232) - new york, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very prevalent pepper-spice. Slight burn in the throat on the back side. A nice unique brew.
RyanK (226) - Rhode Island, USA - NOV 17, 2011
1.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Poors quite dark, light doesn’t shine through. A foamy brownish head appears and stays for a while before dissapating. Smells sweet and Spicey. The "pepper porter" version has the same texture and similar aspects like the strong malt, mild hops and bbq smoke flavor. This one adds pepper which just makes me feel like I have heartburn after every sip. Leaves a dry taste in my mouth like an astray. Didn’t enjoy this one bit
Shaftie (218) - , Maryland, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pepper, pepper and more pepper. Off the beaten path, a nice change in pace as far as the flavor profile. Very good.