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RATINGS: 564   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ale brewed with anise, oak chips and belgian yeast.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (12655) - Kln (Cologne), GERMANY - NOV 13, 2011
Wrziger lakritzartiger Antrunk, s malzig, eine gewisse Herbe ist vorhanden. Alkoholischer, angenehm malziger Mittelteil, in dem die Anfangsaromen geringer erscheinen. Eine Trockenheit herrscht vor allem im Abgang. 10/11/11//11

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (12636) - 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 (12452) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 2, 2011
Bomber from Taylors 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. Its very, very smooth burnt malt with some sweet dark sugar/fruit background, but up front its 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12268) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12113) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11901) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2011
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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcwattsrugger (11557) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2012
22oz bottle-thanks Fitz-pours black with a rich brown head. Aroma is rich dark malt-roasty, resin/spice. Taste is rich dark malt-anise/roasty/chocolate, resin/spice hops with some bite.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (11404) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2012
bottle at paps 20120202 dark brown, small light brown head. aroma is anise, roasted malts, anise dominates. flavor is roasted malts, wood, good balance.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (11234) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2011
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (11155) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2011
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.


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