DuffMan (6514) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big bottle, corked & caged. Very hazy yellow gold, towering white head. Mildly estery and spicy, cooked pineapple, light marzipan, honey. Nice.
marcus (6339) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from City Beer. Pours dark brown with a modest beige head and a fruity banana aroma. There is a hearty treacle and fruit flavor with a dry slightly bitter finish. Not very tasty.
Earlier Rating: 4/7/2010 Total Score: 4.1
On tap at The Trappist. Pours light brown with a thick tan head. This beer smells like Easter, with a strong candi sugar aroma. There is a pleasant and rich malt flavor with tastes of chocolate, raisin and candy. I would expect this beer to improve with aging, as the flavors need to blend a bit more.
5000 (6211) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle:   Nice dark color, moderate to large foamy head, nice lacing.   Lots of anise in this one, some dark sweet bready notes but not heavy or cloying, smooth anise and some very soft dark pitted fruit.   Maybe some clove as well... yeah, clove.   Big on the Anise and Clove.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Clean finish, very enjoyable.   Great stuff!
Ernest (6149) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (labeled as 9% but probably wrong). Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting. Body is dark amber-brown. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, cookie, milk chocolate), lightly hoppy (flowers), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of sassafras, banana, brown sugar, cinnamon, clove, alcohol, hint of tobacco. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic. A little too sweet for my tastes, but the nose is that telltale Anker banana-and-spices nose that their strong browns are known for...quite nice when it’s assertive enough (and this is, seems pretty fresh, did we really get 2013 bottles relatively in season???). Clean and delightful, just wish it was less boozy and sweet.
larsga (6139) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium beige head. Clear dark brown body with carbonation.
Spicy licorice and earth aroma with strong herbal notes.
Dry-sweet licorice, coriander and earth taste with chocolatey,
herbal notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, smooth, mealy mouthfeel with
slight, slight well-disguised heat. Dryish herbal licorice
aftertaste with earthy roasted sugar notes. Very nice and
dangerously drinkable. (0.75l bottle, wine monopoly web order.)
lusikka (5996) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle.
Pours a deep copper brown colour with a white thick head. Aroma of strong anise, licorice and sweet ripe fruits. Flavour of strong anise, sweet plums, raisins, licorice, spices and herbs. Sour notes too. Full bodied, thick and somewhat sticky mouthfeel. Pleasant smooth finish of sweet malts, caramel and anise. Almost like a liquefied candy pastille.
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - APR 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
4/17/11. On tap. Hazy red pour with a fluffy off-white head. Aroma of fruitiness, yeast, metal, alcohol, and mint. Might be a bit oxidized. Slightly sweet fruity yeasty flavor at first that ends metallic, bitter, and herbal. Not bad!
olio (5896) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
75 cl bottle. BBE 23.01.2015.
Pours clear dark ruby red color with medium sized head that collapses quickly. Aroma of sweet caramel, anise, belgian yeast, malts, spices and ripe fruits. Flavor of anise, caramel, mild toffee notes, yeast, malts, ripe and sour fruits, mils spicy notes and some vanilla on the aftertaste. Strong carbonation, complex, sweet palate with a sourish finish. A bit strong on the anise, but still a very nice easter beer.
riversideAK (5582) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet belgian yeast, dust, hay. Orange golden pour, fluffy huge head. Honey, dusty wheat, sweet belgian yeast, corriander? Oranges. Dusty and dry. Huge carbonation. Light alcohol. A little herbal notes in finish. A little sugary sweetness too. Dry and effervescent.
Geokkjer (5564) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle.Pours deep amber with an off-white head. Aroma of licorice, malt, fruitiness, caramel and spices. Flavor is sweet and malty with some anise, malt and caramel. medium body, average carbonation.