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RATINGS: 309   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.1
ogivlado (7810) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 12, 2012
Rating No.4600
Bottled 330ml. -from Brewberry, Paris. Black coloured, small brown head that went away fast, pleasant chocolate nose. Roasted malt, dark chocolate and enjoyable peppery notes with hint of smoke near the end. Lingering peppery aftertaste. Really enjoyable brew for me but surprisingly also enjoyable for Maja who hates pepper, chili and similar "heavy" spices. Well timed malestone brew.

3.7
EdKing (2586) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2012
Bottle in Dean Swift. made in March 2011, so over a year and six months old. Clearish very dark brown, almost no head, but off white bubbles on pouring. Nose is instant coffee, caramel, ale fruity. Taste is caramel, light coffee, choc and then a pepper chilli kick, vegetal. Lactic creaminess.

3.4
jookos (6762) - FINLAND - SEP 6, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with hardly any head. Nose has dry chocolate powder, wood, roasted tones, some vegetal aromas. Body is medium, not as thick as expected. Woody, roasted, with a slight capsasin burn in the finish. Intresting. Not as thick, overpowering, as porters of this strength usually are.

-- bb/h

3.6
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2012
A black colored beer, with a beige head, disappears soon. The aroma of dark fruits with spices like pepper. The taste of dark fruits, bitter, a little burny of peppers. The aftertaste is bitter, burny.

3.7
JPDurden24 (1675) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Nearly black pour with a tan head. Aroma is a mix of sweet and spicey peppers. Taste is very similar, a little bit of chcoolate roast as well. Pretty damn good.

3.7
oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2012
[email protected] Of Essex, London. More or less pitch black colour, small brown head. Aroma is mild pepper, some roasted malts, liquorice and mild alcohol as well. Flavour is roasted malts, liquorice, some peppery notes along with mild ripe fruits and berries. Nice peppery aftertaste. Suits Earl Of Essex burgers well!

3.6
seymour (2045) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Tasted from 12oz bottle into nucleated pint glass. It poured a mostly opaque black color with thin ring of tan bubbles. Aromas of dark toast, mildly fruity ale esters, subtle smoked/roasted pepper essence. Flavors of a mellow, balanced, well-rounded dark ale plus the smoked/roasted pepper again. Very little heat, but it built-up slightly with each drink in the roof of the mouth. I’ve had many beers with sweet or spicy peppers; this one was by far the best. Slight tartness and grainy dryness, clean, more like a Schwartzbier than a typical porter. Quite awhile after I finished it, I kept feeling the alcohol, and only then did I learn it was 7.2% Unusually complex and tasty.

3.5
Lowenbrau (4276) - Asturias, SPAIN - AUG 17, 2012
12 fl oz bottle. Roasted malt, coffe aromas. Pours really dark, with nice tan head. Poor lacing. Medium to full body, soft carbonation and oily texture. Flavour is roasted, bitter cocoa, and very spicy, pepper. Aftertaste is warming, and spicy, very long. Quite interesting.

3.8
txspartan (1080) - Berchem, BELGIUM - AUG 13, 2012
Smokey citrus aroma. Gently, though. Thick and syrupy. More smokey flavour. Awesome.

4.1
kraddel (8110) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2012
thnx to dennoman for the tip on this beer and where to get is ( www.smaaknavigatie.nl) dark brown ( not total black) beer with a ’good ’ taste( nothing great there ) . the thing i like about it is that you do get the peppery feeling in your troat when you drink it, but the pepper taste doesnt ruin it all. very niceley brewed, but a bottle is to much . you could drink one completeley, but you’ll probabley onley enjoy it till halfway...


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