rejtable (1297) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very bold beer. Big up front licorice, backed up by a bitter coffee finish. Light creamy inmouth. Pours almost black with light coffee colored head.
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
341 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours deep black in colour, nice big frothy dark tan head. Aroma is all absynthe and anise, taste is a fairly strong combo of dark, but not bitter, malt and absynthe. Interesting to try, but that’s about it.
Ontbeertaster (2338) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, pours dark black, light head, this one really taste like absinth. its got the dark roasty malts with a nice finish of absinth. If you like absinth I would bet you will like
pootzboy (1590) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
341ml bottle pours a jet black ale in the glass. 2 finger tight sticky mocha colored cap which laces the glass walls. Lightly carbonated. Aroma is roasty-cocoa-herbal with anise undertone. Flavor is a more intense version of the aroma with rich coffee-cocoa flavors blending with the anise-licorice-wormwood-fennel tastes and the resinous hopping. Finish is long and liquid with some drying and bittering to a bitter roasty finish. Very well carried off flavored porter. The Anise compliments the coffee-cocoa malts yet was not over powering
greglikesbeer (34) - Ancaster, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
341ml bottle from LCBO. Pours almost black with a creamy, dark brown head. Aroma is overpowering anise/licorice with a hint of coffee. Sour and bitter taste with chocolate & coffee flavors and a ’roasted’ finish. Bitter aftertaste lingers for quite a while. Meh.
TheJester (1873) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
341 mL bottle. Don’t listen to all of the haters; they never gave this one a chance. It’s addictive! The flavours DO work together; the roasty-chocolatey stout and the herbal-anise absinthe in perfect balance. It’s not one for after hockey or on the dock, but it’s good. Don’t give up on it ’til you’ve had at least two.
thb (681) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours inky black, not too carbonated, dark brown minimal head. Aroma: roasted barley, anise, licorice (if there’s a difference). Maybe chocolate? Taste: licorice allsorts. Seriously. Beer secondarily. Earthy - very. Bitter roasty finish. Vegetal. Smells good, tastes good, but overall impression is weird.
Frothmeister (559) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
341ml bottle. Pours black with one of the darkest heads I’ve seen on a beer. Cocoa, espresso, dark malt notes with heavy medicinal notes, and a noticable whack of spearmint. It smells alright, but I can’t say it’s a combination that works. Definitely a strange combo taste wise. Begins with a bitter tang, with some citrus sharpness, which fades and opens up into the stout. Dark malts, earthy molasses, with a piney, and medicinal herbal finish. The combination of the stout, and absinthe just doesn’t work. They’re two contrasting tastes that kind of have a orange juice / toothpaste thing going on. I just can’t recommend this because well, it’s not good. I would however, love to try their straight up stout.
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
341 ml bottle - near black on the pour with a billowy mocha head. Aroma is, er, interesting, but given the description of the beer, probably what you’d expect. Anise upfront with some chocolatey notes in the background. Anise, sourness, bitter roast bite at the end in the flavour. Hmmm, not really loving this. Not sure who came up with the idea, but let’s call it an interesting failure.
robinvboyer (3107) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very dark pour, good sized beige head. Very earthy aroma, lots of licorice from the absinthe, and some light sweet roasted malts. Mouthfeel is good, and carb is spot on. A BiG earthy flavor, like a mouthfull of dirt. It lasts for about 2 seconds and then goes into some sweet roasted malts and more licorice. The dirt come back in the finish. I cant shake this dirt!!