jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
1L bottle-thanks Ibrew2or3 for sharing-pours a tight rich light brown head and black color. Aroma is licorice, chickory, dark malt-molasses. Taste is licorice, chicory/wood/spice hops, dark malt-molasses/cocoa/some burnt dominant taste. Mouth feel is the chicory/wood/spice.
markwise (3803) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
On draft from the FL Beer Co’s Tasting Room. Pours brown with a soapy off-white head. Nose is a lot of licorice for a chocolate stout. I get slight cocoa, chocolate, earth, and bitterness. Flavor also has a lot of licorice that seems to recede as the beer warms. Flavor also has unsweet chocolate, licorice, earth, cocoa, and licorice that lingers into the finish. Light-bodied for a stout. Gets better as it warms, but the licorice fades into cocoa/ slight chocolate. Interesting conundrum of a beer.
Ibrew2or3 (5777) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured up on tap at the Florida Brew Co. with a dark body and tan head. The aroma exudes bold levels of spicy black licorice as well as lesser amounts of spicy Mt. Hood like hops, black earthy tea and a mild level of dark roasted to burnt malts. They sure serve this cold which does this roasty brew no favors whatsoever. Order some and let it sit for a while. The taste is firm with dark roasted malts mixing with a moderate level of burnt malts as well as chocolate malts and spicy hops. It ends with dark roastiness, some burnt malts and earthiness. It tastes better than it smells.