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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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4.2
rollinsr (831) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - FEB 6, 2012
Pours black with a bit of light brown head (just like in the photo). Aroma has some java notes on top of a bit of dark fruit and licorice. Taste is sweet and smoky with some roasted malt flavors and even a bit of hazelnut. This beer is very smooth but not without a bit of peppery bite. Awesome beer

4.2
humann_brewing (22) - California, USA - MAR 30, 2012
Great malt aroma, definitely get the peppers. Slight red in the edge of glass. Great malty, chocolate, toasty taste up front and finishes with a subtle pepper taste. Quite nice on the palette

4.2
TET (3281) - Kaarina, FINLAND - JUN 30, 2012
A black beer with a weak, but beautiful, brown head. Aroma is temptating and succesfull, lots of chocolate, nice roastiness, some salt liquirice. Taste is succesfull and similar than aroma, balanced roastiness with sweetness, chocolate, liquirice, interesting and balanced chilis in the aftertaste, chili’s burning nuancees fitts nicely this beer and aftertaste is salt liquirice and very long. Medium+ bodied, very smooth and enjoyable to drink. Great beer, balanced use of chilis gives more added value.

4.2
drostj (113) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - AUG 1, 2012
Bottle. Dark black with a light head. Very rich smoky malted aroma. Rich full taste with a big dose of licorice and dark roasted malt; slightly sweet and a bit peppery. Full rich feel in the mouth. Very nice beer!

4.2
BeerBaboon (2144) - FINLAND - SEP 15, 2012
Pours black with tan head. Aroma consists of licorice, soy sauce, roasted malt and pepper. Delicious aroma. Flavour of coffee, roasted malt. licorice and loads of pepper. Velvety mouthfell. Good use of spcices here.

4.1
SSSteve (4006) - - OCT 9, 2011
bottle. a nearly black beer with no head. lightly smoky nose with milk chocolate and lots of burnt toast. love the big burnt toast flavors in this one. pepper has only a small part here with a light peppery finish. fudgy with toast mostly. palate is medium with low carbonation. proudly continues the tradition of awesome FTB series dark beers!

4.1
Travlr (26423) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Bottle. Black color, brown head. Aroma of subtle black pepper. The taste is subtle enough in the taste that this is a very enjoyable beer.

4.1
beerfest5 (1207) - Cloneen, IRELAND - DEC 13, 2011
really interesting porter, was a little nervous of the pepper dominating the flavor, but it actually really enhanced everything. was really good.

4.1
colinly (1) - - JAN 2, 2012 does not count
This beer was surprisingly delicious. Coming into it I thought the pepper would be overpowering but it just stings the tongue at the very end. Other than that, the chocolate power is overwhelming and utterly delightful.

4.1
kraddel (9333) - 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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