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RATINGS: 560   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Ale brewed with anise, oak chips and belgian yeast.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
artmcd8 (1999) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Not really digging the anise. I know it's in the name but I snagged it before I realized. Plus I couldn't pass it up. I need to get my hands on the regular version. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Joakgust (1046) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2015
Bottle. Opaque dark brown beer with a large beige head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel, chocolate, herbs, vanilla, molasses and coffee. Flavor is malty with notes of chocolate, molasses, caramel, herbs, coffee and sour spices.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (1711) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2015
Pours black with a fairly large foamy tan head. Aromas of chocolate, liqourice, vanilla, spices and brown sugar. Taste is chocolate, vanilla, liqourice, spices and brown sugar. Mouthfeel is smooth and medium bodied with low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROGUE (2145) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JAN 20, 2015
22oz bottle. Pours a deep black color with a thin khaki head. The anise overpowers the aroma, and the oak sneaks in with hints of cocoa and roasted malt in the back. Taste begins with roasted malts and black coffee, underlined with a bittersweet dark chocolate and a touch of dark fruits. This is followed by a big kick of anise through to the finish. Some of the oak appears midway. Medium to full body with a soft, medium to low carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Roger60 (62) - - JAN 2, 2015
SB Växjö, flaska 2011 tror jag. Ligger i frysen för att skakas om lite :-). Framme nu. Troligen död men vi får se...Har en bunt Carnegie som ligger till sig... Fantastiskt skum mörkt och hotande. Choklad russin svagt av koriander. Bygger nog bakfylla fint. Citrus och anis (suprise). Fyller munnen med smak och nosen med arom. Skulle sparat ett år till.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
[6549-20140723] Bottle. Crumbly cheesy grains and toasted marshmallow brûlée flavour. Black body with a quick foamy light tan head. Light anise-infused coffee hinted grains flavour. Full body. Interesting but the Belgo makes it strange-o. (7/3/7-/3/13) 3.3
(w/ DuctTape, jercraigs, JoeMcPhee)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (11138) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2014
Keg at Stone Liberty Station, 13/11/14. Black with a decent tan swirl and edgeing. Nose is rich roast, aniseed well evident, spice, chocolate, toffee. Taste comprises mellow dark fruits, spice, aniseed, light yeast notes, dark malts, chocolate. Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close tempered with sweet and sour notes. Decent enough impy but a fair way from top draw.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radiomgb (2450) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
Deep black in colour with a thin but lingering beige head, light lacing. Aroma is of coffee, liquorice, roasted malt, light sweetness. Flavour is heavy on the liquorice, roasty, creamy and quite sweet, light coffee, some bitterness and some alcohol. Creamy mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long, bitter, warming with lots of liquorice. It’s good. I like the direction that the anise takes this beer. Gives it a nice big body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5356) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Black, with a nice frothy brown head. Smells like coffee, caramel, and licorice. Taste is heavy on the coffee, dark chocolate and caramel, with the anise being kind of a subtle background player. Light fuit flavors as it warms. 2010 vintage, drank on 10/17/2014

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
"i am surprised to like this as much as i do (based on two shared bottles). haven’t had it head to head with the classic yet (which is one of my all time faves) but this is deeelicious. aroma is the strong point. the licorice like anaise, chocolate and roasted malt is great. subtle oak also comes through in the feel and flavor. i for one am glad they did two versions of this and OG. neither was better than the original imo, but both were very very good!"

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
tectactoe (2882) - Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2014 Bottle: Funny story, I actually thought this was the regular Stone IRS when I bought the bottle (wasn’t paying much attention clearly) only to get home & realize it was the anise version. I do not enjoy anise in this capacity. Not at all. Jet black pour, small amount of sediment with a thick, deep-tan & leathery foam on top; nice retention. Nose is all roasted malt, anise, & licorice. Tastes like biting into a goddamn Star anise pod. Black licorice, anise, mint, medicinal front to back with a mild dark fruitiness of figs, raisins. But mostly anise. VERY sweet, quite cloying. Overdone, not to mention I hate the flavor to begin with. Creamy body, thick. But really hard for me to enjoy this one. Just not my thing, at all.

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