notalush (4795) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at the brewery - dark, cola-looking pour, which is fitting considering the fact that this basically tastes like root beer with bourbon poured into it - very sweet, very hot - some herbal and anise notes - just very cloying and boozy - couldn’t even finish a four ounce sample.
madvike (2683) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 26, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the brewpub - Pours cola-colored with a ring of tan head. Nose is bready, with anise and a bit of light roast and chocolate. Same taste--lots of anise, and that’s not my thing. Medium body, smooth with soft carbonation.
cbfobes (2275) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Vintage 6/7, pours a very dark brown almost black with a light brown head and spotty lacing, the aroma has quite a bit of chocolate and malt coming through with some of the belgian yeast making an appearance as well, the flavor has quite a bit of spice and pine on the front end with a roast like finish with some chocolate notes too, interesting.