nick76 (4302) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is licorice and burnt malt. The appearance is dark brown. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is typical for the site overall good.
LordGnome (16) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’m rating a litre bottle I bought in a pack. I wasn’t impressed at first and drank half of it then left the rest for three days, so this review is based on the "flat" version served at room temperature.
Aroma: strongly licorice and caramel.
Appearance: Jet black with a brown head that soon dissipates.
Taste: Intensely licorice, coffee and caramel.
Palate: Medium to full bodied, quite a thick texture. Carbonation originally lively but not at time of rating. Decent long licorice finish.
Overall: Definitely worth trying. It’s a very distinctive beer from a brewery that makes some very distinctive beers. In my opinion it would benefit from less carbonation and being served at room-temperature as that allows the full flavour to be tasted. Doesn’t come across anywhere near as strong as its ABV- alcohol probably masked by licorice. Decent imperial stout but definitely not a session beer. I’d drink this again quite happily.
MunBro (694) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I don’t like black licorice but this was in a sample pack. Gorgeous pour and head, nice aroma but docking lots simply because I don’t like the flavour.
Countbeer (5048) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: chouffe glass:
Black beer brown head.
Aroma of dark chocolate, raisin, liquorice, bay leaf.
Flavours of liquorice, bay leaf, some roast, mocha, bitters and some raisin.
Aftertaste is bitter raisin, liquorice and some mocha.
Low carbo, light creamy mouthfeel, more than medium bodied.
Metalchopz (2534) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Purchased in Vermont. Pours a dark brown, almost black colour with a light brown coloured head. Pure black licorice nose. Some in the taste, but not as much. Wow ! What a great beer with anise and loads more. Goes down nicely for a high alcohol brew.
Mora2000 (5893) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Thanks to errl for sharing this growler. Dark brown pour with a tan head. The aroma is full of a ridiculous amount of licorice. The flavor is more of the same. This one is completely one dimensional. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Since I am not a fan of black licorice, I was not a fan of this beer.
Errl (1910) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2014 Growler..Pour is dark black with a tan head...Nose is licorice, licorice, chocolate. ..Tatse is chocolate, spice, licorice, licorice. .
jimhilt (2452) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a three finger light tan head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Black color, no highlights. Good carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Licorice nose and flavor is licorice, some malt, smooth. Good - not a wussy beer. The high ABV is hidden. $10.49 for a 1L flip-top bottle from Julio’s Liquors Westborough, Ma.
Westchesterco (1246) - mclean, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle it is a dark brown with a slight head. The aroma is black licorice and the taste is coffee and some licorice notes.
bb (7255) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Blackish beer with a brown head. Licorice and rich malt aroma with light roast. Licorice flavor with light caramel and chocolate. Medium bodied. Licorice and caramel lingers with light chocolate.