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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (1191) - Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2011
Pours dark brown to black with fluffy tan head. Smell hints of chocolate and pepper. Tastes of chocolate (standard for porters) and has a hint of pepper at the end. Medium-bodied with a slick, smooth and soft mouth-carbonation, Left Hand Fade to Black Volume 3: Pepper Porter finishes with some pepperiness that lingers a while.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcnealc31 (255) - Elida, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2011
The color is perfect and the fragrance promises lots of smoked chiles. There is a lot more depth to the flavor than just chiles, though. There’s bittersweet chocolate, anise, and the smoky chiles. There is some subtle heat, and at just a touch under 2000 Scoville units, that puts it at about the same as a poblano. It’s just enough that you know it’s got chiles in it. Smooth, complex, drinkable, and just enough heat to have you know this is something unique.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lowgun1212 (109) - Carlstadt, New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2011
aroma - malt on the nose, toffee, nuts appearance - very dark, handsome light tan head taste - dark chocolate, cedar, the pepper is there but light. palate - light cream, soft bubbles. very nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Itzjerm (2316) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - APR 3, 2012
Nice milky malty smell, appearance is pitch black with a thin fading head. Taste is a nice smokey malted at first in back of throat fades into a mild burn. Almost like drinking a nice burger with hot peppers on it. I drank alone, it was really awesome. With a good burger this would be phenominal.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAY 28, 2012
Sexy nose of smoked chipotle peppers and brown sugar. Jet black, thin tan mocha head. Robust, dense, smoky, hints of heat. Chewy burnt backbone, creamy texture, all around awesome. What a great time for beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gachupines (1251) - USA - OCT 17, 2011
Black with a thin tan head. Aroma is sweet and malty, some licorice in the nose. Flavor is also fairly sweet licorice malt. However, the pepper kicks in underneath the sweetness to provide a pleasant afterburn. Great beer, much better than others I’ve had with pepper as a component. Great companion for food with a sweet and spicy component.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rollinsr (567) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - FEB 6, 2012
Pours black with a bit of light brown head (just like in the photo). Aroma has some java notes on top of a bit of dark fruit and licorice. Taste is sweet and smoky with some roasted malt flavors and even a bit of hazelnut. This beer is very smooth but not without a bit of peppery bite. Awesome beer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
humann_brewing (22) - California, USA - MAR 30, 2012
Great malt aroma, definitely get the peppers. Slight red in the edge of glass. Great malty, chocolate, toasty taste up front and finishes with a subtle pepper taste. Quite nice on the palette

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TET (2668) - Kaarina, FINLAND - JUN 30, 2012
A black beer with a weak, but beautiful, brown head. Aroma is temptating and succesfull, lots of chocolate, nice roastiness, some salt liquirice. Taste is succesfull and similar than aroma, balanced roastiness with sweetness, chocolate, liquirice, interesting and balanced chilis in the aftertaste, chili’s burning nuancees fitts nicely this beer and aftertaste is salt liquirice and very long. Medium+ bodied, very smooth and enjoyable to drink. Great beer, balanced use of chilis gives more added value.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drostj (106) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - AUG 1, 2012
Bottle. Dark black with a light head. Very rich smoky malted aroma. Rich full taste with a big dose of licorice and dark roasted malt; slightly sweet and a bit peppery. Full rich feel in the mouth. Very nice beer!

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