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RATINGS: 308   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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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
thewolf (12187) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2012
Bottle, bought @ Bierzwerg.de.
Pours black with a small, thin, beige film head. Aroma is sweet, dark chocolate, light tar, some roasted malts and a soft vegetable note. Medium carbonation, fairly light mouthfeel. Flavour is quite sweet, kinda sugary, mildly roasted. Finishes off with a medium, rather firm chili bite.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (11855) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Dark brown pour with a medium beige head that diminishes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt, chocolate and a touch of pepper. Medium body with a roasty character and flavors of smoked malt , chocolate and again just a hint of pepper. The finish is sweet with a roast malt aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (11774) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2014
12oz bottle. Poured a black color with a small sized off white head. Roast, chocolate, caramel, and maybe a trace of peppers

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (11587) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2012
Bottle tasted at Doerak, Delft. Dark brown pour with hardly any head. Aroma of roasted malts and chocolate. Same in flavour with noticeable pepper lasting to the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (11382) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2011
On tap at Barcade Jrsey City. Clear winner of the what I tried tonight. Three-eighths of a n inc of head. on a black bodied. Thick lace. Chile spicey aroma and some stout and licorice. Tasty, it grows on me and I finished my pint.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (11310) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2011
On tap at flying saucer. Pours a dark brown almost black with a small beige head leaving spotty lacing along the glass. The aroma is a smoke and pepper malt. Medium mouthfeel with a raisin malt and licorice with a nice peppery finish. A good Brew from Left hand.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10893) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 10, 2011
Bottle at Papago. Dark brown, tan head. Aroma is sweet molasses up front, followed by a nice spicy pepper note. Flavor is a nice mix of smoke, peat, pepper and toasty goodness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (10892) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2012
355 ml bottle. Bottled 11/03/2011. From bierzwerg.de.
Aroma is roasted malt and cigarette ash. Flavour is roasted malt, sweetness, some warming peppers and sprinkle of hops. Aftertaste is a bit warming. The heat builds up. After all the pepperness is quite subtle.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2012
Name: Fade to Black
Date: October 11, 2011
Mode: Draft
Source: Taco Mac, The Fred
Vintage: 2011
Appearance: opaque dark brown, dense tan head, drippy lace
Aroma: dry chocolate aroma, light spicyness
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, nice chili pepper bite with a mild lingering chili burn
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: **+ /4

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10707) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Draft Pours black with a mid-sized, creamy, khaki head. Great retention. The bouquet is nutty and milk-chocolaty with a whisper of licorice. Full-bodied and silky with moderate carbonation. The flavor provides unsweetened dark chocolate with a mild chili pepper nuance. Finishes minerally and modestly bitter with more lingering heat than expected. Nice.


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