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Brewed by Durham
Style: Imperial Stout
Durham, England
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Hellfire, a mariage made in hell. Temptation and chilli in an erotic embrace of sumptious sweet malt and throat burning fire. Te definitive winter warmer - brewed for Christmas 2012.

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (2555) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2017
Bottle shared at the March THT at Kwartje. Dark brown pour with a tan head. Notes of burnt caramel, hot peppers, dried fruit and chocolate. Really nice first couple of sips, but after that the heat goes up quite a bit.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svartvit (512) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2017
Bottle shared at the March THT. Pours a close to black with a tan head. Chocolate malts, vegetal peppers, caramel. Medium sweet, bitter, spice that builds. Medium body, low carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjogro (3767) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2017
Sampled from bottle at THT March at Kwartje. Black with thin cream head. Sweet deep roasted chocolate malts, apple syrup, red chillies. Medium sweet and quite sharp spicy. Medium body, soft carbonation. Quite a nice one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (5184) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2017
Bottle shared at THT. Black with beige head. Appelstroop, molasses, fake chocolate, oxidized malts, quite some chili heat. Over medium sweet and light bitter. Medium bodied with over medium chili heat.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
xkrisx (9) - - MAR 3, 2017 does not count
Backlog. Ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Couldnt stomach it :/

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
s_hartshorne (2766) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2017
Bottle bier huis rating night with jackbholmes. Black tan head. Chocolate molasses aroma taste same nice sweetness good roasty dark malts nice chilli burn. Good chilli beer this.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bov (12637) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 28, 2016
from Bier-Bienne - black beer with a little beige foam left; aroma of pralines and chili, mineral and vegetables notes; full-bodied, some malt sweetness just before a strong sharpness; long burning chili notes with more chocolate - the components dont fit together

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (5077) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2015
Bottle. Just about black. Halo of dense, beige head. Lovely chocolate cake aroma. Bit of fruit to it. Black Forest Gateau, maybe. Theres a little vegetal thing going on, presumably the chilli. After a swirl, theres treacle, and caramel. Smells good. Taste is caramel sweet, then any other flavours get blown away by the chilli heat. And thats it really. Plenty of light burn. Not a subtle beer, but I did like it. Smells lovely. Fairly intense sipping beer. Definitely tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (10396) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 13, 2014
330ml bottle from the brewery, shared with Ashton McCobb, who is a big girls blouse with chilli heat, by the way. Pours dark brown, red tinge, nice beige head and lacing. Aromas of chocolate, liquorice, smoke. Tate brings a light heat, lots of dark chocolate. Creamy texture. Burn doesnt linger. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (6476) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle from the brewery - interesting it was the 2012 version and there still was some. So, theyve aged it for us. Appearance - opaque black with another red chink situation. Good head. Nose - dark chocolate, liquorice, charcoal and smoke generally. Taste - dark chocolate, then hot chilli note. Its ok for allmyvinyl, but the chilli edge is slightly too much for me. Palate - medium bodied with a big creamy texture and a dry and fiery finish. Overall - this is an imperial porter style. Too viscous and lacking roast for a stout.


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