blipp (7361) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours near black with a beige head. Lightly roasted malty aroma with some light sweetness. The flavor has roasted and smoked malts, sweet toffee, grains, and a roasty finish. Nice.
revnorm (3) - - MAY 23, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I was taken a little aback by this beer. Poured out nice and dark with a tan head. A lot of herbal notes on the nose and it finished nice and smooth.
Tmoney99 (12413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can shared by B3Shine. Poured dark clear brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted malt and licorice aroma. Medium body with a dry smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium dark sweet flavor with medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid complex beer.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5768) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from a 16 oz can this beer poured a black color with an enormous foamy dark brown head that lingered and left a bit of lacing. The aroma was port wine, anise, cherry cola and cracker. The flavor was bitter and roasty with moderate chocolate, coffee, port wine, cherry cola and anise. Long bitter, dryish and roasty finish with lingering cocoa, coffee and port wine. Medium body. Solid.
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2012 CBC on tap-pours black with a rich light brown head. Aroma is rich dark malt-chocolate. Taste is sweet rich dark malt-chocolate, some earthy hops.
Borup (8980) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at CBC. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, hops, coffee, vanilla, and fruit.
b3shine (7132) - Indiana, USA - MAY 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can to snifter. Looks good; dark with little CO2 and thin lacing. Smells dry and roasty, but good. Tastes silmilar. Mouthfeel is good. Solid.
tkrjukoff (4229) - SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
CBC 2012. Pours pitch black with a nice tanned had leaving small laces. Aroma is sweet coffee vanila roasted malty. Flavor is sweet malty caramel vanilla coffee fruity with moderate bitterness. Finishes coffee and roasted sweet.
sethbreaker (178) - New York, Greater London, USA - MAY 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the can. Roasted malt with licorice and some booze on the nose.
Starts sweet with some roast, licorice , anise and bitter hop. A little on the sweet side.
donít think Iím a fan of Star Anise
Pinball (11705) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
clear dark brown , small yellow head. mild roasted malty aroma. falvor is malty, flowery, floral hops, well brewed tasty but mild, slightly roasted malty brew.