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RATINGS: 308   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBaboon (1976) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SSSteve (4006) - - OCT 9, 2011
bottle. a nearly black beer with no head. lightly smoky nose with milk chocolate and lots of burnt toast. love the big burnt toast flavors in this one. pepper has only a small part here with a light peppery finish. fudgy with toast mostly. palate is medium with low carbonation. proudly continues the tradition of awesome FTB series dark beers!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (21633) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Bottle. Black color, brown head. Aroma of subtle black pepper. The taste is subtle enough in the taste that this is a very enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerfest5 (1207) - Cloneen, IRELAND - DEC 13, 2011
really interesting porter, was a little nervous of the pepper dominating the flavor, but it actually really enhanced everything. was really good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
colinly (1) - - JAN 2, 2012 does not count
This beer was surprisingly delicious. Coming into it I thought the pepper would be overpowering but it just stings the tongue at the very end. Other than that, the chocolate power is overwhelming and utterly delightful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Deep reddish brown with a very quickly fading tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, mild pepper and light chocolate. Taste is sweet and roasty with a nice spice backbone. Red pepper, licorice, light chocolate, mild smoke, sweet malt and a good mix/amount of spice. Finishes up sweet and spicy and reminds me of one of those acid cigars.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (6360) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2012
thnx to dennoman for the tip on this beer and where to get is ( www.smaaknavigatie.nl) dark brown ( not total black) beer with a ’good ’ taste( nothing great there ) . the thing i like about it is that you do get the peppery feeling in your troat when you drink it, but the pepper taste doesnt ruin it all. very niceley brewed, but a bottle is to much . you could drink one completeley, but you’ll probabley onley enjoy it till halfway...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ogivlado (7254) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sissio (1296) - Orsenigo, ITALY - NOV 9, 2014
Clear dark brown, almost no head. Char, nuts, roasted chestnuts, licorice, a hint of smokiness and pepper. The complex taste mirrors the aroma, with burnt wood and light spicy finish with pepper. Great one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IPAsavedMYlife (346) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2012
Pretty traditional porter smell, nice creamy head, better than average porter mouth feel. Nice amount of smokiness, not over the top. There’s some notes of caramel in there as well. Subdued pepper in the front, just the right amount, but leaves some major peppery exhaust which was a bit much. All around nice beer. Enjoyability 4/5.

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