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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.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (3284) - Den Haag, - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle @ fiddlers. Black pour, no head. Aroma is roasty, very spicy, some chocolate, yeast and some ash. Flavor is dominated by spicy peppers, hot and roasted. Quite dark, harsh and with a thin body. Still a likable brew.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (545) - - JUN 18, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 5-31-12 - Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass Appearance – Served a nice black color with a very thin tan head. The head faded over a shorter period of time to give a moderate amount of lacing. Smell – The smell was heaviest of roasted malt with some good semi-sweet chocolate aromas. Mixed within these was a light peppery-spicy aroma. Taste – The taste starts out with some sweeter malt flavors with a good brown bread and milk chocolate base. This taste however begins to transition more toward the middle of the taste where some bitterness of dark cocoa and a light pepper flavor come to the tongue. As the taste advances further however, the pepper is not so light and really gains strength. The taste finishes huge with a black pepper tingle. This was quite heavy in pepper but fantastic for the roasted flavors. It really gave a nice balance to the malty and bready malt but yet enhanced them all the same. It was a very nice finish to the taste. Mouthfeel – A slightly above medium body with a medium level of carbonation. The body suited the malty yet peppery flavors well with the carbonation just enough to sooth the pepper, but yet allow the malty to be fully sensed. Overall – This was one nice intriguing and enjoyable brew to drink. I usually don’t care for really peppery beers, but this one was fantastic. If you get a chance definitely should give it a go.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (6909) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 12, 2014
Sehr dunkelbraunes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, Kaffee, etwas Pfeffer. Geschmack sehr röstmalzig, Kaffee, dann kommt die Schärfe des Pfeffers.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Rated on 02-13-2011 on tap at 800 Degrees in Fort Wayne, IN. This draft beer has a very small head that quickly dissipates, black opaque body, and no lacing. The aroma is roasted, malt, licorice, chocolate, and a suggestion of pepper. The flavor is light pepper, roasted malt, licorice, chocolate, and has a modest dry finish. The mouthfeel is soft carbonation and this beer is medium bodied. This is a nice sipping beer with some hotness on the back of the tongue. It is not super peppery tasting and is worth trying.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (800) - oviedo, SPAIN - APR 20, 2014
Botella de 33 cl en cimmeria en octubre de 2012. Color negro intenso. Bastante buena porter con 7.2 vol y un cuerpo medio fácil de beber. Sabores especiados y ligeramente picantes, también algo de tostados y de chocolates y cacao. Buena y para repetir sin problemas.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
UncleKorm (746) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Bottle poured a clear brown hue w/ a thin beige head. Mild squash aroma. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a light bitter finish. Taste is chili pepper. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOSSbrewer (1497) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Had at BOSS thanks to Ben. Pours dark brown. Chocolate and slight roast on the nose. Flavor is sweet with dark fruits. Some pepper. Nice beer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Koelschtrinker (9998) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 2, 2014
Malziger Antrunk mit hintergründigen Pfeffernoten, die sich zum Mittelteil deutlich steigern. Wenig herb, die Malzigkeit nimmt ab. Auch ansonsten nimmt die Intensität des Bieres deutlich ab, zum Ende ist außer dem Pfeffer nur noch eine leicht süße Malznote vorhanden. 9/9/8/8/7/8

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jerm719 (105) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Mild nose. Mild sweet chocolate, roasted chipotle peppers. Light lactose, bit of earthy hops. Nice body, long finish. Almost like a chocolate covered (very mild) jalapeño. Niced balanced well made chili porter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
freretoc (581) - Besançon, FRANCE - JAN 3, 2014
Une bière riche mais peut être un peu trop "herbée" bien mais pas top à goûter les autres volumes

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (1998) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2013
12 oz bottle from Evergreen Discount. Black appearance with a small tan head. The aroma is roasted malts, peppers, licorice, smoke, herbs and dark fruit. Similar flavor, spicy, sweet and lightly bitter.


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