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RATINGS: 252   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ale brewed with fennel seed, chia seed, and pink peppercorns - with mission figs added. In the 1700s and 1800s, missionaries and Native Americans grew a variety of crops along the El Camino Real. Apart from the famous mission grapes, mission figs, barley, and olives, fennel and chia were also grown... (The brewers) tried to recapture some of the historic flavors of the old Camino Real by brewing this beer...


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2010

Bottle 12fl.oz.

Clear dark black color with a large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, light brown head. Aroma is light heavy malty, roasted, burnt, chocolate, dark dried fruit, moderate hoppy, grapefruit - pine. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, licorice. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20101102]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (32032) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2010
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is spiced, dark malty and hoppy. Liqourice to fennel, fruity, wineous and dark roasted malty with a mild bitterness into the finish. Lingering dark malty and overripe fruity.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29849) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2010
Bottled. A black beer with a red shine under a brown head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, sweet and roasted malt, and soy sauce. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, roasted malt, caramel, and wood, leading to a dry and woody finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2010
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of scrizz. Pours pitch black with a dense and lacing light brown head. Hard roast malt in the nose and quite some spices. Heavy body, hard roast malts, dark dried fruits, bitter chocolate and licorice with some spices. Malt bitter finish and quite some booze. 021110

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21509) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2010
Bottle at Papsø. Dark brown coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet, roasted and hoppy aroma of caramel, dark chocolate and pine needles. Hoppy and roasted flavour of caramel and pine needles with notes of chocolate. Roasted and hoppy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2012
13th June 2010
Opaque black beer. Thick tan head. Smooth palate, a little soft and a little dry. Smooth dark malt, a little milk chocolate. Very subtle dark orange in the mid. Finishes minerally with prickly peppercorn. All right.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (14146) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2012
Bottle. A reddish, dark brown beer topped by a creamy, dark beige head. Roasted malts, chocolate and some coffee, and a hint of licorice, guess that’s the fennel seed. Even more pronounced coffee and licorice as it warms. The flavor is pretty much the same, only more pronounced in all aspects. Super smooth, full bodied and with a pleasant warmth. Mostly roasted finish, but there’s some notes of chocolate and licorice. Mmmmm, delicious. 110930

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (13801) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2010
Draught at Craft Heads. Black - brown head.  Burned. Fruity. Chocolate. Coffee. Vineous. High malty. Nice high hoppy. Light sharpness. Oily. Fullbodied. Long lasting bitterness. 

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (13407) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 7, 2010
Draught at Churchkey. Great aroma, nice body. Aroma and flavor of a thick slice of pumpernickel bread. Good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2010
(12oz bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, burnt toast, raisins, chocolate, and coffee. Flavor of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, burnt toast, and caramel.


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