drpimento (2100) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good, or very good if you're really into licorice, which I'm not. Nice appearance, mild aroma. The anise is overplayed and also tweaks the palate. Finish is also dominated by that. Soooo. ...
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Maarten1993 (196) - - APR 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drank with Rik 17-4-2014 at Hoegaarden. Looks nice dark. Taste is very very liquorice. Too bad. Unbalanced.
rane (852) - Nibe, DENMARK - APR 17, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with medium brown head. Aroma sweet malts, licorice, dried fruits. Taste sweet malty, lots of licorice. A fine beer but more of a winter beer than an easter brew.
kryon (1104) - SWEDEN - APR 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with low off white head Aromas of molasses, caramel, belgo yeast, bananas, mud Taste has a nice sweetness with notes of sweet fruits, molasses, hints of chocolate
Meilby (6415) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 750ml @ home
Pours clear deep reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, anis, yeast and dried fruits. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long spicy, caramel and fruity finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
JohnGalt1 (309) - , Idaho, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Surprised I haven’t reviewed this one yet... Picked this up at Brewer’s Haven on Vista a couple weeks ago... Pours a fairly standard dark amber.. perhaps a little hazed.. 1" off white head has great retention and lacing.
Nose is weird.. tons of anise... lesser clove and some dark plum.. "Belgian", yes but more "spiced" than Continental.
Flavor has the same elements but with a little more dark sweet plum up front that actually helps magnify the anise/licorice notes...
Body and carbonation are fine for a BSDA... I am just not digging the heavy licorice component.. I don’t remember the anise being so pronounced, but I haven’t had this one in years either... Oh well.. I doubt I will buy this again just based on my personal prejudices.
sic1314 (2553) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured deep reddish brown with a dense off white head. Aroma of sweet fruit and caramel malt. Medium body, flavour of the aroma, lots of liquorice and molasses.
JulienHuxley (2514) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brasserie adjacent the brewery. Dark brown pour with righ foamy off white head. Aroma of intense anise, light molasses, very spicy smelling. Taste is moderately sweet, lots of black licorice notes, very spicy. Palate is full bodied but finishes relatively dry. Nice dark belgian strong though not for anise haters.
jefcon (1325) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly sweet, amber aromas. Toffee, milk chocolate. Easter esters are drying, lightly floral, and herbal in the vein of anise/thyme/marjoram. Pretty finish.
mike_77 (2730) - NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark brown colour. Aroma of aniseed balls. Flavours of very sweet aniseed and some liquorice. Rich and silky. Good quality but flavours are not to my taste.