garthicus (2469) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 30, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to Jerc & Mabel, appearance - Pitch black, HUGE thick brown head. Aroma: Liquorice, chocolate, anise, peppermint. Flavour: Wow, anise, liquorice, lots of chocolate and mint, lovely alcohol level too with a wonderful sweet finish. Delicious.
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle ? ml
Aroma: dark deep character , aromatic , slightly herbal with licorice hints.
Appearance: oily , thick black brew , lighter top. 3+
Palate / Taste: Medium bodied. Fairly low carbonation. Smooth feel with overwhelming approach of licorice. To many it might become overpowering. Licorice all the way. Well made yet rather one sided brew. Love or hate it.
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour black with huge light brown head. Aroma big time anise/licorice, roast, coffee, chocolate. Taste plant bitterness, roasty, dark chocolate, licorice, coffee. MF medium to full body with mild carb. Solid brew with awesome aroma the licorice is the star of the show.
boFNjackson (3894) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... Poured thick, oily black with a light brown head. Nose had strong anise and licorice on it. Dark, roasted sweetness characters, with loads of licorice and molasses bitter/sweet flavors.
Johnsense (600) - - APR 27, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2013 Pours Black with a brown 2 finger head. Smells of Liquorice, Dark Chocolate and roasted Malts. Taste of Black Liquorice (The good European stuff) 85% cocoa, hint of English toffee, Dark fruits, Roasted Malts - Fabulous! Booze is hidden VERY well here. If not for the strength I could sip this all night.
KnutAlbert (5545) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 12, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 100 cl at Papsř. Courtesy of fiulijn.
Strong liquorice aroma. Salty liquorice, not muche else. OK beer base, but the flavouring overpowers.
joergen (18846) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Papsř.
Clear dark brown coloured with a huge beige head.
Roasted aroma of liquorice with notes of anise.
Roasted flavour of liquorice and anise with notes of dark chocolate.
Ungstrup (27643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. A deep red beer with a lazing thick brown head. The aroma has notes of star anise, liquorice, and roasted malt. The flavor is sweet with notes liquorice, roasted malt, and star anise, leading to roasted finish. Thanks fiulijn for sharing.
Pinball (10135) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
shared by Alex.
Pitch black, smooth light brown head.
strong aroma of licorice, alc. anise, herbs.
flavor is licorice, anise, roasted stuff, lots of licorice, but still pretty tasty.
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 100 cl. Courtesy of fiulijn. Pours almost black with a vague reddish hue and a huge frothy, beige and lacing head with excellent retention. Heavy star aniseed dominates the nose - combined with some dark roast. Medium body, sweet hard roast malt, salty licorice but the star aniseed dominates. Sweet though - and somewhat cloying. Some malt astringency. 080411