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RATINGS: 308   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10836) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 26, 2011
Bottle. Pours near opaque with a medium, creamy tan head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is roast, chocolate and nutty malt, dark fruity esters and light earthy hops. Flavor is lightly bitter dark malt, dark fruity esters, spicy pepper and a sweet finish. Medium-full body, medium warmth and carbonation. This beer has a pleasant spiciness that plays very nicely with the residual sweetness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (10703) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2011
Served on draft at Beer Run. Pours a dark brown color with ruby highlights. Large creamy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, smoke, citrus and pepper. The taste is sweet malts, nuts, smoke, roasty notes and a peppery finish. Smooth, creamy, medium-full bodied. The spice of the pepper does get tiresome after a while, but overall a very nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10320) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 10, 2011
Bottle at Papago. Dark brown, tan head. Aroma is sweet molasses up front, followed by a nice spicy pepper note. Flavor is a nice mix of smoke, peat, pepper and toasty goodness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10142) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Draft… Pours black with a mid-sized, creamy, khaki head. Great retention. The bouquet is nutty and milk-chocolaty with a whisper of licorice. Full-bodied and silky with moderate carbonation. The flavor provides unsweetened dark chocolate with a mild chili pepper nuance. Finishes minerally and modestly bitter with more lingering heat than expected. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (10138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2011
Bottle @ home. Deep brown appearance with a light brown head. Somewhat roasty, delicious cocoa, mild espresso, light pepper aroma. Mild pepper, slightly spicy, milk chocolate, light smoke, roasty malty flavor. Very tasty and easy drinking though the pepper is pretty mild.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (9994) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2014
12oz bottle. Poured a black color with a small sized off white head. Roast, chocolate, caramel, and maybe a trace of peppers

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (9686) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2011
On tap at Barcade Jrsey City. Clear winner of the what I tried tonight. Three-eighths of a n inc of head. on a black bodied. Thick lace. Chile spicey aroma and some stout and licorice. Tasty, it grows on me and I finished my pint.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (9652) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Dark brown pour with a medium beige head that diminishes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt, chocolate and a touch of pepper. Medium body with a roasty character and flavors of smoked malt , chocolate and again just a hint of pepper. The finish is sweet with a roast malt aftertaste. Decent overall.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
pivnizub (9444) - 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…

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoritzF (8776) - looking for a flat around Munich, GERMANY - APR 30, 2012
(bottle) Clear, dark brown colour with a beige mid-sized foamy head. Moderately roasted malty aroma with notes of chocolate, leather and peppery spice. Sweet and mildly roasty bitter flavour, medium to full bodied with a soft carbonation. Roast-malty base with notes of chocolate and a whiff of smoke; hearty peppery/chilli spices show up from the middle part, lingering into the mildly roasty bitter finish. 13.IV.12


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