Drake (11576) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Served on draft at Beer Run. Pours a clear dark reddish brown, near black. Thin head, decent head retention. Aroma of
anise, banana, spice and chocolate. The taste is spice, herbal notes, anise, earth and banana. Medium bodied. Licorice
hopdog (11274) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Poured a black color with a smaller sized off white head. Chocolate, licorice, and spices.
Sammy (11069) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Unique, but something I could not drink much of. Black, very dry. Like the base for something that had to be added. Aroma was OK. FlandersNed.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: Four Witches
Date: September 08, 2012
Source: Appachelian Vinters, Asheville
Appearance: black, fine tan head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet and spicy aroma, sweet licorice, plenty of spicyness
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich spicy flavor, light sweetness relative to the aroma, plenty of phenolic spicyness, licorice, just a touch of bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
shrubber85 (10524) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Musty yeast and light toffee malt aroma. Dark brown with large tan head. Dry musty chocolate toffee malt flavor. Nice body and blending. Very nice.
DocLock (9857) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours dark blackish with 3-finger tan head. Nose is heavy black licorice, resiny hops, rye malt. Tastes of black patent malt, rye malt, hops, black licorice. Doesn’t reallt meld well, and gets more anisey as it warms.
djd07 (9718) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with medium beige head that lasts. The aroma is roast, caramel, raisin, rye. Thin mouth, similar flavors to nose, light spice finish, good.
BVery (9483) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Pig and Fiddle. Very dark pour with a creamy head - beautiful pour. Black licorice aroma. Taste is black licorice with spice. Nice beer.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 4, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Purchased for $4 (12oz) before reading the reviews. Poured deep brown with about 1.5 fingers’ worth of uniform tan head. The aroma picked up lots and lots of licorice.. some bready malts and sweet biscuits, but it kept coming back to the licorice.. a touch of mint too.. not offensive by any means, but very one-dimensional, and a weird dimension for the style. The flavor found more, mostly sweet licorice throughout.. some cola helped support.. peppery rye and an odd, dish soap-like character around.. finished dry and earthy over more licorice.. more acidic and weird as it approached the finish.. almost like a very licoricey and minty cola. Medium-bodied with too much prickly carbonation on the palate.. too focused on the licorice.. again, non-offensive, but I really wouldn’t recommend it.
Strykzone (6632) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber from Corral. Some red in this very dark brown beer and a beige head in one finger. In the aroma I get wheat and sour roasted notes. It brings concerns about the flavor. They seem to be founded. I taste chicory, dark chocolate malts, caramel, vinous notes, Belgian yeast, brown sugar, and alcohol. Late some citrus hops are noted and they are a welcome addition. This beer has a lot going on with flavors all over the place. Unfortunately, they don’t mesh as a coherent whole.