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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (6700) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 3, 2012
Bottle, picked up in the zly Casy downstairs fridge. Black with a thin but persistent beige head; aroma of red grape and truckstop pepper; some warming grilled capsicum flavours, a good deal of heat, some olive brine saltiness and minimal sweetness. Warming and invigorating

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zenkis (572) - Ogre, LATVIA - OCT 27, 2012
Pours black in color with almost no top, aroma of roasted malt with spicy-herb and smoky tones. Good bitter in taste and of course fire on the tongue from pepper. I would say that hotness from spices didn’t cover other aspects of flavor so this one from spice beer category was good for me. Must re-rate.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Vells (696) - Riga, LATVIA - OCT 27, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2013 Deep dark brown almost black with thin beige head, that disappears fast. Aroma.. nose is promising roasted malts, chocolate, bit spicy.. Taste.. I love roasted malts, chocolate sweetness in beer and I love chili peppers.. not in beer. This is really not my style of beer. For me.. chili is for pizza but not for beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerardgathier (274) - - OCT 25, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2012 Pours pitch black in the glass with a nice mocca head.First thing to notice when drinking is the overwhelming pepper after taste, ruins the rest of a overall good beer

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2012
In short: A solid caramel/chocolaty malt bill leading to a strong spicy ground black pepper finish. An acquired taste
How: Bottle 12oz. Consumed 7 months after the first bottle rating. Bottle sent to me by oakbluff, thanks a lot Scott
The look: Black body topped by a very small beige head
In long: Nose is mostly sweet caramelized malts, notes of vanilla and hints of black pepper. In mouth the black pepper is really more upfront, the beer is actually quite peppery. In mouth the malts is also more chocolaty wrapping around the nice caramel. And there is something about the spicy fruitiness of the malt bill that evokes rye. I think there’s a decent hopping here but it is buried in the strong black pepper finish. Appropriate smooth carbonation is full oily body, I liked the mouthfeel. Overall this reminds me of a chocolaty version of the well known Dieu Du Ciel Route Des Épices. I’m a bit of a sucker for Black Pepper ales when they are well done, and this one is. If someone ask me for a good black pepper beer I will recommend this beer, I like to answer beer related questions with precise information and all other questions with “How the hell would I know? Google it up”.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2012
dark brown color, aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, black pepper, flavors of sweet chocolate, bitter coffee, smoke, tar, black pepper, with a spicy chilly pepper finish, smooth, med body, leaves a nice spicy finish

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMMillsy (1393) - Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2012
Light pepper on the nose from a jet black pour. The blak pepper seems to work much better than chile. This one had some roasted grain notes to it and a little hint of smoke. The pepper wasn't overpowering, which was nice. Tiny tinge of sweet keeps it drinkable. Nicely done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kiwianer (3339) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 7, 2012
The body is black, the head ok. It smells a bit roasty, coffee. The taste is creazy strong roasty, chili, plump a little bit creamy. 11/10/10/8/-/9

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
thewolf (11188) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2012
Bottle, bought @ Bierzwerg.de.
Pours black with a small, thin, beige film head. Aroma is sweet, dark chocolate, light tar, some roasted malts and a soft vegetable note. Medium carbonation, fairly light mouthfeel. Flavour is quite sweet, kinda sugary, mildly roasted. Finishes off with a medium, rather firm chili bite.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mutz (602) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2012
Flesje. Bijna zwarte kleur, de kraag is snel verdwenen. Ruikt kruidig, peper,stroop. Smaakt kruidig en peperig.Het bier heeft een hele branderige, pittige afdronk en nasmaak. Het is allemaal wel apart maar het bier heeft helaas weinig body en weinig koolzuur en hierdoor smaakt het ook wat dun en vlak.


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