Malty chocolate aroma, nice roast and ashy. Wow, spicy peppery kick right from the start! I wasn't sure from the bottle if this "Pepper Porter" meant black pepper or spicy hot pepper. Guess what? I was leaning the wrong way, as this is spiked with spicy chili peppers. You feel the burn right away in the back of your throat.
After that initial bang wears off and you get a little used to it, you will taste numerous other more typical porter flavors. Roasted chocolate and coffee, smoke and licorice and vanilla. Yep, they are all there and quite delicious. The creamy smooth texture really works nicely with each. But all of those flavors bow down to the blamo harshness from the spicy pepper.
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