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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Collaboration with Evil Twin. Brewed with sweet potatoes, purple mais and aji panca chili peppers.

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3.9
Fules (1433) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - JAN 9, 2018
Kicsi, nem túl tartó hab, fekete szín. Csokis, kakaós, aszalt gyümölcsös illat. Csokis, kakaóporos, aszalt gyümölcsös ízvilág, némi fűszeres beütéssel. Közepesen testes, enyhén szénsavas, közepesen keserű. Nagyon finom, jól összerakott sör.

3.4
wombat23 (2148) - Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2018
Draft at The Ginger Man, NYC. Pours dark amber-brown with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate notes. taste is roasted malt, chocolate notes, molasses, faint licorice. No discernible heat from the peppers.

3.4
dwyerpg (6498) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 31, 2017
This is just okay. Don't get much pepper which is nice but the beer just isn't that great.

3.1
darbeer75 (1125) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2017
Aroma: not much; Appearance: pitch black with thin head; Taste: malty and roasty; sweet, almost like grapes; Overall: a little cloying

3.6
DiarmaidBHK (6151) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2017
Can from total wine. Pours black with a khaki head. Has some solid lacing in the glass. Has some solid pepper and roasted barley notes. Has some creaminess as well. Finished clean. Pretty good.

3.3
weark (925) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - NOV 3, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2017 Canette achetée à La Mise En Biere - Gush à l'ouverture - De couleur noir avec une mousse beige - Au nez arômes de café, de chocolat, légume, terreux, le piment ressort un peux sur la fin - En bouche plus de café, le chocolat vient en fin de bouche, il y a des notes de légumes et de piment, le malt torréfié est très présent, le piment chaude un peu en fin de bouche avec une pointe de réglisse - Corp moyen/full, amertume légère/moyenne, carbonation correcte, onctueuse et crémeuse, final café légumes piment moyen - Sympathique expérience pas fane du côté légume de la patate douce mais le reste est correcte

3.4
ogivlado (8331) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 24, 2017
Canned 473ml. -from Beergium. Brownish coloured, small to medium sized brownish head, mild chocolate nose. Sweet malty, light roasted, notes of chocolate and bread without any chili presence. Bitterish roasty finish. Nothing special here.

2.5
Nicke80 (851) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2017 can from wishbeer bangkok bangkok. pours black with big brown head. half the can exploded out of the can when opened. mild cocoa and some sweet notes. chili not to be found.

3.1
Alengrin (5902) - BELGIUM - OCT 13, 2017
Collaboration of Evil Twin and Two Roads (the brewery in Connecticut where Evil Twin often 'does its thing' nowadays) - a porter centered around a Peruvian theme, with not just the expected (in this case 'aji panca') chili peppers added, but also purple corn and sweet potatoes... It's a good thing I opened this over the sink (thanks for the alert sebletitje): this beer spouted out of the can after lifting up the lid for half a millimeter, in several fontains of porter several yards long, and the damn thing just would not stop even though I did not even open the lid any further - definitely the most dramatic form of gushing I ever had to endure and I hate it. I cannot imagine the horror unsuspecting people have experienced in opening this 'the normal way' in their living room... Anyway: what was left, bore a very thick and frothy, coarse, closed, lightly lacing, pale greyish beige head eventually dissipating to a wafer-thin beige ring, remaining closed for quite a while, over a very dark but still translucent, blackish beer with purplish-tinged ruby red hue, turning darker and close to opaque black with sediment. Aroma of moldy acorn shells, butterscotch candy, dead tree leaves, cold coffee grounds, a lot of 'blood'-like iron, raw salsify and beetroot - a sweetish, earthy thing which cannot but represent the sweet potatoes, canned corn (the purple maize then, I presume?), very old and dusty black chocolate bars, toast, black peppercorns (probably just the peppers), treacle or melting brown sugar, raw spinach, hints of ketjap, old cloth, dried basil, liquorice, burnt horse steak, wet dog, very vague slurry pit-like touch which is probably the culprit, hinting at bacterial infection responsible for the gushing, yet subtle enough not to ruin everything else. Sweet onset, lots of residual sugars, candied dates, very ripe sweet blue plums, old raisins, with a basic sourishness underneath and a very subtle umami accent somewhere (the vague meaty accent from the nose); carbonation is eventually very soft, even a bit too flat for the style - clearly the gushing adventure has pushed all carbon dioxide out of the beer in one forceful blow. Mouthfeel, as a result, is on the thin and almost watery side, even though still a bit oily and given body by cloying residual brown sugariness. Sweet caramelly, fudge-like maltiness with chocolatey edges, turning toasted bitterish towards the end; the 'haemoglobin' aspect from the nose manifests itself as a thin metallic edge while the corn, purple or not, provides a certain creaminess. The overall sweetness lingers till the end, where earthy yeasty aspects come in, liquorice-like hints play around and - fortunately - a peppery hop bitterness establishes itself, reinforced by a background heat of the chilli peppers, which in all remains fairly soft, though noticeable. The earthy aspect could have been way worse, considering many lesser beers in often totally different styles I had, so I suspect that in this case it's not just the yeast, but the sweet potato too which can be held responsible for it. Ends fairly agreeable, thanks to the hops, the toasted malts and the chilli peppers, but the alcohol is perceptible, which I do not normally expect from a beer below 7% ABV. The basics in this Peruvian-themed porter are alright, but this extreme amount of gushing, eventually resulting in a near-flat beer and doubtlessly unintended earthy aspects, is unforgivable for a brewery in Evil Twin's position. Because of the choice of ingredients and the way they are matched against each other, I will not be too harsh on this, but I hate gushing and it is cristal clear that something has to be done about it - urgently.

3.4
Scrumpy369 (986) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 28, 2017
Can shared at home. Black colour, no head. Nose is light roastedness. Taste is low cocoa, light burnt notes. Faint chili. Not very outstading and cant really feel the additions.


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