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RATINGS: 549   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (10686) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2012
bottle at papsř 20120202 dark brown, small light brown head. aroma is anise, roasted malts, anise dominates. flavor is roasted malts, wood, good balance.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10596) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 9, 2010
A: The pour is nearly black with a finger’s worth of tan head. S: I don’t necessarily get all that much Belgian character, but plenty of RIS. Lots of licorice, raisins, dark chocolate, heavy roast, and coffee. T: Firstly, the alcohol is nowhere near as potent as it usually is in a fresher batch of the IRS. Roast, lots of licorice, and perhaps more dark fruit and bread than I usually get in the regular version. M: Fairly full bodied, but not syrupy or chewy. A low to moderate carbonation. D: This was a nice one to try, but I think I prefer the original thing.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (10578) - 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
Leighton (10466) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2012
Bottle kindly shared by Paul at The Kernel, London. Pours black with a thick, creamy beige head. Dark malt nose with some licorice, alcohol. Medium to big sweet flavor, some burnt dark malts, light rubbery chocolate, strong roasted malts, some earthy bitterness. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Lightly warming on the finish with dark malts, chocolate, bittersweet cocoa, light rubber, mellow spices. Pretty OK stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10409) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10111) - Sřborg, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2012
Bottled. Thx to Doodler. Pitch black coloured. Dense light brown head. Aroam fo anise, yeast, chocolate, roast, flavour of anise, roast, chocolate, cocoa. Medium bodied. ends on a liqoudense and roasted bitterness in the end.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (10061) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2011
Bottle at Ekstedts tasting 2011-12-02. Black beer, small beige head. Anise aroma, roasted and with some licorice. Anise flavor. Too much to be really good.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 8, 2010
Draught at Churchkey. Dark chocolate, roasted coffe, dark fruits in the aroma and taste. Straightforward stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (9999) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - NOV 13, 2011
Würziger lakritzartiger Antrunk, süß 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (9747) - 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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