nickd717 (3560) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the brewery. Dark brown, maybe SRM 33 or so, with a small off-white head. Spice on the aroma, pepper and anise. The flavor has some sweet brown sugary malt with some tingly pepper and anise, maybe ginger. Nice but perhaps a but overspiced. Medium body with average carbonation. Meh, ok.
brokensail (11085) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Encinitas Ale House. Just about black in color with a khaki head. Slight smoke, some plum, raisin, and date on the nose. Fairly sweet and fruity beer. A bit of licorice and black cherry soda on the palate. Slightly metallic as well. A bit thin. Lots of sweet brown sugar, raisin, and dates. Mild smokiness and some roasted malt.
thirdeye11 (5593) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) clear deep ruby/brown, ring of fine offwhite bubbles. Nose of rich cherry syrup, light smoke, maple, tropical, interesting. Taste of smoke, cherry, unsweet cereal grain, pumpernickel bread, rye, spicy, perhaps the earthy flavor is the chicory. Well carbonated but tastes forced and probably is.
AmEricanbrew (5863) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ruby black color with tan sheen. Big black licorice aromas with light chocolate. medium body, average carbonation. Anise, dark chocolate, semi sweet cherry flavors--not bad
pantanap (3365) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nitro pour at the source... Enticing silky deep toffee slightly stouty hue and topped with an inviting light beige hue... Aroma of Belgian yeast, dark candied sugar and coinciding dark fruits. Black licorice again?!... Black licorice and candied sugar, dark fruits and spice. Anise is overwhelming although I’m sensitive to it. Creamy nitro body,
Nice, with a lighter level of carbonation.
rhsiung (766) - USA - JUN 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap, outside, at brewpub. my favorite of the evening. / minimal, light, full, leaves, ginger, slick, nuts, average, abrupt, medium, hazy
SHIG (3602) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft: Poured a brown red with light head. Aroma was licorice. Taste was lots of licorice and some fruit, light cherry. Not really my cup of tea.
Gription79 (2282) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on draft at the brewery. Sugary sweet, cocoa, woody, hints of berry, a little spicy. Not really feeling this one.
thorongil2 (1277) - , Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(tap) very dark brown with a small tan head; light aromas of vanilla, fruit; balanced flavour with a long light bitter finish
MikeJslc (755) - USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown, clear, off white head. Malty aroma with dark fruit and a little anise. Flavor of bready and nutty malt, some toast, prunes, light anise, finishes malty.
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