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RATINGS: 550   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14044) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2012
Bottle @ Papsoe tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are anise, roast malt, yeast, fruits, coffee, wood, chocolate and hops.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (13737) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2011
At Chriso New Year 2011/12 tasting. Black beer lasting thick beige head. Aniseed on aroma. Yes too much aniseed some decent impy stout but ruined one of my favourite beers with the anise

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (13410) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2012
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Black - brown head. Licorice, anis - too much anis, burned malts, light yeasty, light oakey notes, sharpness, phenolic notes, sweetness, chocolate. Not really balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (12548) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 12, 2012
Bottled 0,65l (Beer Hunters, vintage 2011)
Dark opaque color, nice brown head. Strong aroma of licorice, coffee and anise. Full-bodied, soft palate. Sweetish, loads of licorice, some roasted malts and anise. Long licoricey aftertaste. A bit cloying, otherwise nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2010
(Draught) Pours an opaque black body with a moderate tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coconut, Belgian yeast, raisins, and some chocolate. Flavor of yeast, light char, chocolate, roasted grain, some citrus, and raisins. Nice warming sensation as it goes down.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (11900) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 8, 2010
Draught at Churchkey. Dark chocolate, roasted coffe, dark fruits in the aroma and taste. Straightforward stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 5, 2010
Draft. Small tan head atop black body with brown edges. Aroma is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some spicy yeast. Taste is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, spicy yeast, grapefruit. Sticky medium-full body.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (11217) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2013
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Black with a dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, liquorice and anise. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted rather bitter finish. 050313

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (11132) - DENMARK - MAR 5, 2013
Bottle. Black with medium light brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, anise, liquorice and spices. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, medium sweet, anise, spices, little liquorice, hop and oak.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11089) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 2, 2011
Bomber from Taylor’s Market in Sacramento, CA. Pours really brown/black with a pretty dark tan creamy/bubbly head. Damn! Aroma smells like liquorice, coffee and burnt malt. Whoosh! Full bodied. Creamy carbonation. It’s very, very smooth burnt malt with some sweet dark sugar/fruit background, but up front it’s really, really anise. Oak? Hints. This is really strong and imaginative. Or else somebody had a major accident. I have run out of things to say.


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