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Brewed by Moonzen Brewery
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This beast of a Porter, with wafts of smoked caramel malts and Sichuan peppercorns, will set your senses on fire as you await King Yama’s judgement.

Ingredients: purified water, malted grains, Sichuan peppercorns, chilies, hops, live yeast.

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4.4
77ships (10455) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2017
Thank you for sharing Adamnowek! 330 ml. bottle sampled @ RBBSG17. Black, solid thick mocha head. Nose is fascinating Sichuan massively with flowers, roses & mellow chocolate. Taste is Sichuan, big flowers, roses, herbal, mocha, sweet candy, herbal syrup, dark fruits syrup, low chili burn. Really unique profile, massive Sichuan doing all kinds of weird thing. Mocha herbal syrup body. Really dug it.

3
yespr (46530) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2017
33 cl bottle. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is herbal, soapy. Toasted malty. Dry malty. Soapy, pine. Lavendar. Spiced and hrbal. Dry and spiced. Herbal peppery finish.

2.9
Benzai (16205) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2017
Sampled @ RBBSG 2017. Opaque black color, average to medium sized beige to light brown colored head. Weird herbal, caramel, liquorice and sichuan peppers (according to Tim) in the aroma. Taste malts, loads of liquorice and more liquorice mixed with sichuan peppers. Very weird, not my thing.

4.5
colui72 (1071) - HONG KONG - JUN 16, 2017
Pours dark brown, fizzy, with a large tan head. No much lacing. Aroma is full Sichuan cuisine, very distinctive if you are familiar with it, with strong Sichuan chili and Málà peppercorns. Taste gets dark malts as a base but the Sichuan flavours are strong, the heat and flavour of the chilies and the numbness of the peppercorn are here, very evident. So it gets a pretty vegetable taste, but it’s amazing, with a linger spicy feeling. Some chocolate notes as well, further. Medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish, for an amazing porter!

4.2
adamnowek (3059) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 10, 2017
Fascinating brew. Black with a luscious little head. Aroma is tonnes of Sichuan pepper. Taste is forward with the pepper, but the level of spice on the tongue is really reasonable. As far as spicy porters go, this is one of the best.

3.1
Koelschtrinker (20772) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAR 19, 2017
Pfeffriger, deutlich rauchiger Antrunk nach Trockenfleisch. Im Antrunk wenig süß mit milden, stetig steigenden Pfeffernoten. Keine Bitterkeit, scharfe Gewürznoten, gefällig. Langer Nachhall, gut. 10/9/8/9//9

3.9
shoulderbroken (4255) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 24, 2016
Bottle. Thanks Jon! Aroma is naturally peppery and spicy but some plummy fruitiness comes through too. Taste is great, initial pepper burst fading into light caramel and roast with a touch of smoke and chilli there too at the end. Really nice combination. Bit of a cola feel to it too. Like it!

3.6
gyllenbock (9328) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2016
Bottle from Craftissimo in Hong Kong, bought in November 2015. Almost black with a tan head. Aroma of licorice, some tar, dark chocolate and some pepper. Similar taste. Rather soft and relaxed. A pleasant one.

3.8
biirusaikou (2705) - - JUN 22, 2016
Sampled at Mechazilla’s epic insanity tasting session. Pretty crazy style but it somehow turns out quite well. Drinks like a nicely balanced smoked porter with a long numbing sichuan spiced finish. Like tantanmen in a brew! By far the most interesting one I’ve had from this brewery.

3.9
willisread (3465) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 5, 2016
Bottle shared at Mechazilla. Thanks Brandon! Pours a deep brown with a small beige head that lingers. Beautiful floral sichuan pepper nose and light chocolate malts. Amazingly floral. Lots of brewers use sansho, but I’m really digging the nose on this. Light bodied and very porter like. Amazingly drinkable and hides the abv wonderfully. Clean and chocolately with more of that floral aspect. Light peppery notes on the finish. Very well done.


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