gunnar (4357) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Ales by Mail. Pours murkish amber with a small creamy head.Aroma of dried fruits, a touch of anisette. Taste is super sweet, bordering cloying, warming alcohol, thick syrupy mouthfeel,cough syrup, medicine for some, not for me I am afraid.
lusikka (5019) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle.
Pours a dark copper amber colour with a small head. Aroma of sweet apricot, sugary sweetness, glue and some pear. Flavour of sweet apricot, glue, pear juice, wine gums, yeast and loads of sugary sweetness. Alcohol burns. Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel and low carbonation. Way too boozy, sugary and sweet. Feels raw, just like Rhetoric #2. Needs aging.
omhper (18367) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Cloudy amber, no head. Saké-like grainy licorice aroma.Sweet with full body and rounded mouthfeel. Marzipan and star anise. Heavy but cushiony, warming with some tropical fruits and licorice. Juicy. Warming finish.
Scopey (4697) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Bruce’s. It pours clear deep amber with a small white head. The nose is sweet fruit, stewed orange, nectarine, pine, varnish, sponge cake, light spice, sweet vanilla and toffee. The taste is warming, toffee, cake, raisin, varnish, light spice, dark fruit, orange, caramel, toast, plum and aniseed with a warming finish. Full body, fine carbonation and viscous mouth-feel. A decent quad, but too sweet and cloying to be that drinkable.
madmitch76 (12241) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
24th November 2012
Hazy dark brown - amber beer. Good pale cream coloured head. Barleywine like nose. Smooth softish palate with mild fine carbonation. Sweet malt with a trace of toffee and cream. Sweet forest fruits - blackberry with lesser red berries. Like a vintage port! Whispers of sweet cinnamon and aniseed. Finishes smooth. An unusual and tasty beer!
Theydon_Bois (5486) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Bruce’s pad, thanks to Paul for this one.
Hazed orange amber with a thin off white head that dissipates edgeward.
Nose is candyfloss, sugars, booze, dark fruits, orange peel, dates, butterscotch Angel Delight, caramel.
Taste comprises toffee fudge, light booze, brown sugars, dark fruits, raisens, dates.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, sweet finish with subtle boozey tones.
Decent quad, rare to see one from an English brewer and well executed!
Leighton (8751) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Bruce’s - London. Thanks to Paul! Pours clearish amber with a fine, foamy white head. The aroma has some dry wood, dried fruits, maybe apricot or peach. Medium sweet flavor, jammy fruits, some wood, a bit of bubblegum, peach, bread. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish, some bread, slight medicinal qualities, peach, golden raisins. Fair.
Kosmokrator (376) - ITALY - APR 13, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 14, 2013 Intenso color ramato con un cappello di schiuma beige poco persistente. Aroma dolciastro con sentori di anice, caramello, uva e zucchero a velo; gusto dolce con spiccate note di anice e altre più lievi di toffee e frutta candita. Corpo medio, effervescenza minima, struttura vinosa e leggermente oleosa, l’alcool si sente ma non è invadente, buona persistenza. Ottima!
fonefan (31813) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Unclear medium amber orange colour with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, riped fruit, caramel, spicy, star anis seed. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, sweet, riped fruit, anis seed, sugary. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. 
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, DENMARK - APR 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from A Tutta Birra, Milan, bb 9-06-15
Dark amber to bright brown color, some ruby shades, and medium sized creamy head. Delicate aroma of star anise cookies. Full bodied, with nice malt flavor, sweetish and with moderate fruitiness; light star anise touch; medium to low bitterness, but the sweetness is mostly balanced by a warming alcohol presence; the final is just a bit dusty.
Peculiar, not bad at all; the usage of the star anise is very elegant, not overdone.