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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 2.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.78   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 172   ABV: 5.75%
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A smooth, light stout. Dark yet light in the mouth. This stout contains hints of chocolate flavor from the malts and licorice from the Star Anise. Take a big whiff of this beer and the stars will shine. The star anise flavor balances well with the boldness of stouts. A spicy addition to bring warmth to the cold days of winter. This beer will go well with red meat dishes and will be perfect with an after dinner desert.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mnmike (991) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2013
On tap at the brew pub in Okoboji. Anise is the name of the game here - love it or hate it, itís there. i like it.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Majin (256) - West Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAY 16, 2013
16 ounce can, pours dark. Licorice smell and taste. Not a fan... But I hate licorice!!!! ---Rat via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
boozedude (1619) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Can into glass at dek bar... pitch black pour.. Brown head... Weird funky fruit coffe aroma...taste is cocoa....meh.. Kinda boring

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Indra (2570) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - FEB 24, 2013
16oz. can. Nose of dark chocolate, deeply roasted malt, faint coffee and sweetness, a touch of something like leafy herbs or even mint, and a fair bit of anise makes itself known here as well. Dark brown-black in color, with a fine, creamy, lasting, light tan head. Flavor is really quite heavy on the anise character, especially for my tastes, there is some pleasantly roasty malt and chocolate behind it, but they become hard to pick out very quickly. Mild dosage of bitterness at the finish, some herbal hop character and a certain unusual tanginess appearing late. Smooth, creamy, semi-dry and gently acidic mouthfeel, body is medium. Iím not one that appreciates black licorice much, period. Iím just one of those folks. I wouldnít typically consider this a problem per se, but the thing is: I would not have picked up a 4-pack of this stuff had I known this were the case here. There is nothing that relates to this being brewed with anise anywhere on the packaging. Itís got the alcohol content, the IBUs, where itís physically brewed, etc., but no mention of "brewed with star anise". Note to the brewer: Donít forget to include this type of information on your packaging, in fact I would recommend that with brewing adjuncts of any kind, including any herbs, spices, etc. It just helps to know what youíre buying. I ended up drinking about 1 can of the 4-pack and gave away the rest.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
CanIHave4Beers (2908) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Pours basically black with a large fluffy white head and good lacing on the glass.

Blindfolded I would guess this was a witbier, spiciness and orange are initally dominant. Some nice roasty character, Fairly sweet smelling, but yíknow first impressions are the worst impressions.

The flavor is overly dry and a tad sloppy, mild earthy hops show through, but Anise is a pretty key componient to the flavor profile.

Itís weird, and needs (likely) to be re-vamped.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
heemer77 (5080) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Can. Perfectly black body with a thin light tan head. The nose is coffee with a strange mint note. That mint note appears to be anise, but I thought mint when I first smelled. Notes of milk chocolate. The taste is like milk chocolate mixed with some cheap coffee. There is also a bit of orange peel citrus along with the anise to finish it off.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bbrock81 (304) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - JUN 3, 2012
16 oz can. Pours opaque almost black with a thick tan head, which slowly fades to a thin skim of foam over the top of the glass. Aroma is very roasted, almost burnt (not bad, smells good actually) malt, with a fairly strong licorice/anise aroma that pretty much smothers anything else that may be in there. Flavor is fairly nice, but actually a bit lighter that youíd expect from the aroma. The initial flavor is of a strong stout, very much coffee and roasty, bitter flavors, but that fades fairly quickly leaving an acidic, hoppy, licorice finish. Palate is on the harsher side. Overall itís an interesting beer and one I wouldnít mind drinking more of, but too one-dimensional to be really exceptional.


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