Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, - FEB 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Jet black colour with thick tan head. Rich licorice malt nose. Creamy mouth feel of licorice and roasted coffee malt. Lingering bitter coffee and licorice finish.
Metalchopz (2372) - 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 (5834) - 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 (1695) - 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 (2420) - 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 (1064) - 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 (6861) - 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.
a_sully (164) - - JUL 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep dark brown, pretty much black in colour. Frothy head that is a light brown colour. Aroma of liquorice. Taste of liquorice and nuts with a sweet and bitter taste.
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skoisirius (1728) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Woah now! What a name! I love it. Jet black pour. Hints of anise, sugar, booze, roast, and caramel on the nose. Flavors are strong in the thick molasses department, singing on anise and alcohol. Hints of cocoa in there somewhere as well. While it’s not all blended perfectly, it’s loud and smooth enough to where my palate found this apparently much more appealing than a lot of raters out there. YuM!
Barreras (1032) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JUL 5, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a deep black color with a dark beige foam. Aroma is distinctly black licorice and dark malt, a little skunky. Taste is full of dark nuts, licorice, and imperial malts. A heavy mouthful beer that doesn’t make any excuses or tries to hide its alcohol content. A hint of dark chocolate in this beer that packs a punch with every swallow leaving a tolerable bitter aftertaste.
AgentAle (747) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is dominated by black licorice and some rich sweet maltiness. Taste is a nice rich sweet rich profile with licorice, caramel and slight smokiness. Finishes with a slight bitterness. Mostly licorice and sweet malt here. Appearance is a dark amber / black with a beige / pearl head that retains fairly well.