Theis (15098) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
chrisv10 (14833) - DENMARK - MAR 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
jtclockwork (14613) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black. Brown head. Nose of smoke honey roasted chocolate, anise, black licorice and soy sauce. Taste of mostly star anise and smoked black malt. Some wood and Belgian yeast. Medium body. Anise really overpowers the palate. Lots and lots of anise and black licorice.
bhensonb (13853) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 2, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
mcberko (13502) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle, split with Matts_Property, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of licorice, oak, vanilla and roasted malt. Flavour of anise, oak chips, vanilla, cocoa, and roasted malt; charred, roasty finish. Not a huge fan of the anise. And not nearly as good as the regular IRS.
Tmoney99 (13253) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a black color with a large frothy brown head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted chocolate, licorice and alcohol aroma. Heavy bittersweet roasted black licorice flavor with a heavy bittersweet and small alcohol bite finish of long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a standout change of pace beer.
argo0 (13021) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Ratman197 (12958) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber poured a translucent dark brown with a lasting brown head. Aromas of anise, roasted malt, dark chocolate, light oak and a hint of vanilla. Palate was medium to full bodied and smoth. Flavors of anise, roasted malt, dark chocolate, smoke and light oak with a smoth lingering chocolate anise finish.
Benzai (12787) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas during the three day Stone Event, 16-18 september 2011. Pitch black opaque color, decent beige head. Smell some sweetness and some anise and vanilla. It doesn’t really taste that special, just like an ordinary decent Imperial Stout.
Lubiere (12702) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A deep dark stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, a nice sweet soy sauce, with chocolate, a bit of licorice. In mouth, a smooth sweet chocolate with aniseed, balanced and smooth. On tap at Belgian Beer Fest, Sept 10, 2011.