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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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
glennmastrange (2205) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2012
Bottle. Moderate to heavy toasted cereal for the malt, light resin for the hops, modderate doagh and earth for the yeast, with charcoal and vanilla in the background. Head is small, frothy, light brown with fair spotty lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then the long finish is lightly sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Palate is medium to full, creamy with a sof tto lively carbonation and has a hint of capsicum heat and a sticky on the lips finish. This is such a tasty Porter, and the peppery burn makes it one of the most unique.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IPAsavedMYlife (344) - 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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wolfbass (882) - 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...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SperkeleForce (496) - FINLAND - NOV 2, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2013 Bottle 35,5 CL. Pours black with small brown head lacing pretty good fast vanishing tho. Notes of licorice, chili and capsaicin, roasted, coffee. Pretty nice light chili. Love the chili in the beer. Pretty good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5527) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2011
The beer pours a very dark brown to black color with a very small tan head. The aroma is classic porter with a lot of chocolate and roasted malt notes. I also get a hint of smoke in the aroma. The flavor is more of the same. There is a ton of chocolate in the flavor, as well as some roasted and nearly burnt malt. There is a little bit of heat from the peppers as the beer is swallowed and some earthy pepper notes in the flavor as well. Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TwoSipDip (8880) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (8030) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drpimento (2152) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2011
Pretty good beer. I let this warm a bit from the cooler first. Poured with a small to medium sized head that soon dissipated to an island, ring and a little lace. Color in the narrow part of the glass was a dark, deep, rich mahoganey; elswhere opaque. Aroma upon opening I caught a whiff of pepper, but later, malt, cocoa, roast, toffee, caramel. Flavor is like nose with a little of the pepper in the background and good bitter/sweet/tangy balance. Good body and carbonation. Finish is like flavor and has good length. Solid drinking beer for a session.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2011
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint. Appearance: Near-black ruby with thin tan head and minimal lacing. Aroma: Chocolate and molasses, with a touch of smoke. Expected a little more in the aroma department. Taste: Smoky and roasted, with char, chocolate, molasses and coffee. The peppers are noticeable in the finish, proving a long, spicy, hot aftertaste. Other than the peppery finish, this is a fairly subtle and mild beer. Palate: Creamy and full-bodied. Moderately low carbonation. Finish is mostly dry with some very light heat. Overall: Nice Smoked Porter with the peppers providing a slight kick. Well balanced overall, and nothing is overdone. I wish I had tried the first two Fade to Black beers.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tia (852) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2011
Tap. Very dark with tan head. Roasty malty aroma. Taste follows but is balanced out to not make it syrupy.


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