hopscotch (8370) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft… CCB’s Hunahpu’s Day 2012… This beer rocks!… Pours mostly black with a small, creamy, taupe head. The bold, plush, rooty bouquet furnishes plenty of singed malts intertwined with dark fruits, nuttiness and black licorice or fennel – I can’t decide which. Full-bodied and oily with stinging carbonation. The flavor is sweet, but also charred - pouch tobacco, molasses, dark chocolate, black licorice and black malt bitterness. The finish is more of a scorched, bittersweet, slow-fade. World class Baltic porter!
markwise (4093) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at Hunahpu Day 2012. Pours a porter brown with an off-white head. Nose is huge licorice along with some other roast and fruit character, if I really dig around, but I don’t want to because of all the dang licorice. Flavor is Sambuca, big licorice, and some mild dark fruit. A black licorice lover’s delight, but not my bag.
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 12, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
WOW! Black pour, brown head. Aroma of licorice, chocolate, molasses, prunes. Flavor is ashy, molasses, licorice. Just a real treat here.
burg326 (2762) - Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a dark black color, aromas of play-doh, anise, chocolate, coffee, oak, and sambuca. Flavor is the same as the aroma, decent amount of licorice flavor from the sambuca, nice oak and coffee flavors come through as all. I had my hopes set high on this ber, and it delivered.
gkost (1703) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black. Nose is HUGE licorice and sweet fruits and big oak. Flavor is strong boozy Sambuca oaked sweet smoky alcohol ridden porter. I hate licorice.