Chudwick (2478) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle - pours very dark brown with brown head and decent lacing.. Nose is roasted malts, chocolate, and pepe nero. Sip adds smoke, licorice, and coffee. For a while I forgot this was an Ommegang beer, but the usual brewerís yeast came through. A ton of character for a stout. A strange brew ingredients-wise. Not something I would drink regularly.
Tstamba (425) - Maryland, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bomber during the great Reno blizzard of 2013. Pours black with tan head decent retention. Coffee and licorice on the nose. Mostly roasty malts and coffee on the palate. A respectable stout.
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Thisis12ptfont (997) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - OCT 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice roast aroma with notes of licorice, dark grains, carbonation and faint yeast. Blackish mahogany appearance with pretty nice lacing. Very strong burst of carbonation giving way to a really dark roasted barley and dark grainy overtone. Complexity finds its way throughout your palate bringing notes of sweet, dark fruits, alcohol warmth, juicy blackberry and a fantastic licorice character which lingers on the finish. Overall, this caught me off guard. I was not expecting this to be so flavorful and well balanced. Really nice stuff. A+ rating.
VertBaconStrips (2187) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Vroomvroom ah.... 80ís music. Jesus. Yum stuff - molasses, roast, burnt orange, weak chocolate background that maxes very quickly, light pepper, so far no sign of this anise Iíve been promised. Fatty across the bar just tied it and had the expected crooked brow. The smell is slightly better , pretty much the same and thankfully lacks the occasional extra carbonation I dot want. This beer is ok , a good chance but somehow pretty uninspiring shit. Earth here and there. Ok beer. Nice aftertaste.
redtechnj (265) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance- Thick black with a fluffy beige head.
Aroma- Medium sweet, Roasted malts, coffee
Flavor- Bittersweet, Deep roasted malt, liquorice,expresso
thornecb (4874) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black into a tulip. Mocha head with medium retention recedes to coat surface. Chocolate and licorice aromas. Soft with roasted licorice and soy upfront turning warm in the lasting earthy hop finish.
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Dark brown with a thick creamy tan head. Sweet citrus and milk chocolate aroma. Thick creamy palate. Tastes of milk chocolate roasted grain and a dry bready finish with citrus notes.
radagast83 (5812) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Split a bottle 2-ways. Poured a very dark, not quite motor-oil color, but pretty dark. Head was huge, a large, bubbly brown color, this beer has a heck of a lot of carbonation in it - or at least my bottle does. Aroma was notes of bitter dark chocolate, some light dried fruits. Not a whole lot of licorice or anise in here - at least not as much as I was expecting. Flavor was some light coffee notes, roasted malts. Pretty good - licorice and anise didnít take over terribly. My only complaint might be that it was extremely carbonated - very bubbly.
jdobbs (411) - New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown pour with thick two finger head. Tan fluffy head. Caramel, chocolate, milk sugars on the nose. Taste is less exciting than the aroma. Cocoa, dark chocolate, coconut. Bitter finish. Medium body, little watery. Medium carb. Not bad. Love the bottle
One2remeber (189) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Espresso roast, cherry/banana esters.
Sharp, rubbery body. Shampoo.
Clean. Slight sherry sweetness.