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Charapa - Darwin's on 4th

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very good

15 Ratings
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Ratings: 15
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 14.71%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Darwin's on 4th visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: hoptualBrew on 07-09-2013)
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Ratings: 15 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by PorterLambic:
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4.64/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Arrives a dark amber color with a small white head, just a ring, really.
Smell is sweet, smoky, malty, and so good.
Taste is sweet, smoky, malty, saltines (briefly) and some spices. Great balance. In my head I envision a spiced porter with a slow smoked pork butt drug through it. Fantastic.
Medium-full body, tightly effervesced. A hint of drying middle to finish. Slightly warming as well. Damned good.

PorterLambic, Sep 26, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of hoptualBrew
4.26/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep brown, light khaki head with good lacing.

Mild toffee, milk chocolate, sweet spice.

Sweet toffee to start, light coffee and chocolate, builds into a moderate pepper spice. Really nice balance of sweet, chocolate, spice heat. Lasting pepper heat from the aji charapita peppers used.

Medium body, good carbonation, semi dry finish and the heat is lovely from the pepper.

Really solid spiced beer. Somewhat resembling a porter, this leans more towards a spice beer as the pepper, annato, and cacao overwhelm the porter characteristics.

hoptualBrew, Jul 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Pearlstreetbrewingco, Jul 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.2%

apurpura214, Jun 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Lovely85, Mar 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

roadhouse, Nov 12, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

SexyBeerB1tch, May 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

wiltznucs, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of DmanGTR
4.73/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Have had this multiple times on tap at Darwin's

Pours a deep garnet with burnt sienna tones. Short lived white head. The complexity of the aromas and flavors are beyond description. I'm getting notes of wildflower honey, sweet apples, biscuit, medium toast malts, bell pepper, and hot peppers! This is insane. The flavor profile is all over the place, yet it functions so well as one unit. There is the lightest hint of cocoa amongst the craziness. Sweet and spicy, the spices really cut through the palate in the finish, leaving a lasting flavor that will enhance your favorite meat dish off the menu. I have had this beer with pork tacos, the burger, and even the mussel ceviche. It works the best with the pork tacos though. Absolutely delicious. I wish they would bottle this.

DmanGTR, Oct 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

beernads, Aug 22, 2013
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5/5  rDev +24.7%

rfredd, Jul 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.2%

Notacraftdrinker, Jun 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

mattreitz49, Jul 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

WeizenGuy, Oct 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

nickfl, Mar 03, 2014
Charapa from Darwin's on 4th
88 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.