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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
TomTron (452) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2012
Pours coffee black with a thin almost absent tan head. Aromas of licorice, spices, and some sweet chocolate. The taste of this one is very peculiar, in fact I can’t say I’ve had anything like it at all. Rather spicy, some roasted malts and perhaps raisins and a tiny bit of hops. Wow this is peppery, it actually feels like I ate a chili pepper in the after taste. Has kind of a watery mouthfeel as well, but I would say this is the most complex beer I’ve had that gives me a watery mouthfeel. Almost feel like there is too much going on considering some of the additives don’t seem to mesh very well. Pretty much like I took a bottle of black pepper and tossed a spoonful into my pint. This is a one and done beer,

3.4
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2012
Pours a dark brown body with a thin tan head. Rich chocolate, vanilla, peat. Subtle chili. Nice lacing. Good.

3.8
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2012
Black pour and a nice carbonated "Crack" when opening the bottle. Nose is overall Chocolate, dark coffee, smoke, and sweet sticky malts. Flavor is sharp roasted coffee, spicy almost warming pepper, chocolate, Oak? vanilla. Palate is smooth at first then warms up from the pepper heat in the finish. Low carbonation. Oily mouth feel. This one is pretty enjoyable.

3.7
JEK69 (396) - FRANCE - MAY 23, 2012
It pours dark black with a beige/brownish foam head. Smells chocolate and roasted malt with clean pepper touch. In mouth ... Red Hot Chili Black Beer ! ! ! ! Intense hot sensation harmonized by a malty Porter style aromatic profile. Interesting hot Porter.

3.6
ClassyBeagle (376) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2013
FROM NOTES: June 29, ’12 A: Definite pepper aroma mixed with chocolate. A: Pours a dark almost black color with a light tan head that disappears quickly with no lacing. T: Nice chocolate flavor in the front finishing with a roasted peppery aftertaste. Spice is subtle. P: Little carbonation that rolls nicely on the palate. O: I’m usually not a fan of spicy beers, but this one is nice and subtle with the pepper notes on the finish for the most part.

3.6
seritomi (363) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 3, 2012
Nulla hab, áttetsző sötétbarna. Minimális szénsav. Illata sok füge, zöldes/fű és tekintélyes mennyiségű szesz. Közepesen testes. Keserű kávé édeskés és már a közepétől csíp a paprika. Ragasztja a szájat. Olyan tompa. Érdekes de jobbat vártam a főzdétől.

4
IPAsavedMYlife (346) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2012
Pretty traditional porter smell, nice creamy head, better than average porter mouth feel. Nice amount of smokiness, not over the top. There’s some notes of caramel in there as well. Subdued pepper in the front, just the right amount, but leaves some major peppery exhaust which was a bit much. All around nice beer. Enjoyability 4/5.

3.8
Thomasalias (320) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 19, 2012
UPDATED: APR 22, 2012 0,355l bottle from Csakajósör, Budapest. Black, opaque color with a little light brown head. A little smoky odor. Sweet, smoky malty aroma at the beginning, but after that a peppery flavour appears. It makes the beer complex. Smoky, dry, biting, very interesting one. Dry, medium bitter taste. Medium body with creamy texture and light carbonation. The finish makes it very special. The pepper really appears here. This beer won’t be a very special one without the pepper, but it makes it interesting. That’s what makes it special and unique, not the aroma and the taste.

1.9
RyanK (275) - Rhode Island, USA - NOV 17, 2011
Poors quite dark, light doesn’t shine through. A foamy brownish head appears and stays for a while before dissapating. Smells sweet and Spicey. The "pepper porter" version has the same texture and similar aspects like the strong malt, mild hops and bbq smoke flavor. This one adds pepper which just makes me feel like I have heartburn after every sip. Leaves a dry taste in my mouth like an astray. Didn’t enjoy this one bit

3
capali1234 (272) - HUNGARY - JUN 11, 2012
Pours a dark oily black. Very little head. Aromas of smoke, cocoa, caramel, milk chocolate, metallic, sour and a little dark fruits.Not so good...


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