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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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3.2
Aml42000 (625) - Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Somewhat interesting. Dark brown, but some transparency when held to a light. Smoke dominates the nose and palate at the expense of anything else. Decent effervescence, good finish.

3.8
jlruthven (612) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 28, 2011
Bottle. Pours dark brown, black appearance in the glass. Nice tan head with vigorous pouring. Nose is charred chipotle peppers, slight bittersweet chocolate, anise and old coffee. Taste is sweeter, with a rich, heavy malt bill and creamy mouthfeel. Great spice presence. Much better than I expected.

3.7
Gerardgathier (597) - - 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
foundmd (595) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2011
12oz bottle. Pours very dark ruby brown with a small khaki head. Aroma of dark roasted malts, toffee, and smoke. Taste is more of the same with slight chili pepper notes on the finish and pleasant chili burn that hits the back of the throat. A bit thin and watery on the palate. A nice Porter with just enough chili flavor & heat to make it interesting.

3.7
kopher (593) - New York, USA - FEB 4, 2012
very dark and roasty, slightly vegetal aroma with some licorice and earth. peppery flavor balanced by sweet molasses. thick and smooth with sweet and slightly spicy finish.

3.6
TheGB (579) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2011
Pours black with a thin head. Taste is medium bodied with a nice smooth body. Taste is just a little peppery, with a good malt porter taste. The finish is more peppery. Interesting, better than I had imagined.

3.6
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

3.5
AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2011
No ’pepper’ detected at first but this is one good porter! Quite a tasty porter and as the beer warms the peppery flavors slowly come through but only ever-so-slightly. Very creamy and smooth and so hard to keep from chugging this tasty brew!

3.9
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 10, 2012
Pour black with some slight red hues. Head is mocha colored that diminishes rather quickly. Aroma is mostly vanilla and some sweet tobacco. Big chocolate flavor, some lactic leads to heat from the peppers. The heat lingers for a while. I really like this beer


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