Brewed by Howe Sound Brewing
Style: Imperial Stout
Squamish, Canada
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
LA International Beer Competition 2014, Silver Medal, Experimental Beers

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40811) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 8, 2011
From bottle, courtesy of fiulijn. Pours dark black with a huge tan head. Aroma is liqourice and star anise. Spiced star anise seed, liqourice and dark roasted malty. Thick liqourice and spiced malty flavoured. Sweet and dense liqourice flavoured.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 8, 2011
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (26157) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 9, 2011
Bottle at PapsÝ. 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. Roasted finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 8, 2011
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (23333) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2016
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty licorice aroma. Roasted malty licorice and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty licorice and chocolate finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (19347) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2011
UPDATED: APR 8, 2011 2011-04-08, bottle from Liberty Wine on 10th, 7-5-8-4-15=39
Black color; nice fluffy, compact head. The liquorice candies aroma comes through clearly. The body is well structured; there is a good caramel flavor, the liquorice is present but not inopportune; the sweetness level is helpful; the bitterness is correct, with also some tar in the end. Well made.

2011-03-05, draught at Alibi Room, Vancouver, 7-4-7-4-15=37
Black color; creamy head. Mild liquorice aroma. Good body, dark malt flavor, moderate residual sweetness; the liquorice flavor is clearly present but not oppressive; the alcohol gives a warming feeling; strong bitterness. Liquorice is not my favorite flavor, but the beer is well brewed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (15803) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 19, 2014
Dark brown. Big liquorice aroma, anise...dame on the palate...itís a strong, slightly oily impy with lots of rich malts and a huge anisey blast, bit of booze. Not all that refined but I donít think thatís the point.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle shared with Yanick. Pours black with brown head. Nose and taste is heavy black licorice, molasses, brown sugar, smoky ash, star anise, roast chocolate and vanilla bean. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (14659) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2010
On tap at The Alibi Roomís 200th beer menu event, pours black with a thin ring of tan head. This is a monolithic beast of potent licorice, with very subtle chocolate and roasty notes. Given that Iím not a huge licorice fan, this was still a treat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14162) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 15, 2014
1 L fliptop from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours very dark brown with a pretty dark tan head. Aroma is just anise. Med + body. Flavor is dark malt, treacle, chocolate and pretty much anise. The chocolate is sufficient to balance the anise. Or at least nearly. However, for those who dislike licorice, this would seem to be one to avoid. Iím getting a little burn, and donít know if thatís heat or hop. I think this one would be really interesting after some time in a bourbon barrel.

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