RATINGS: 288   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Ale brewed with fennel seed, chia seed, and pink peppercorns - with mission figs added. In the 1700s and 1800s, missionaries and Native Americans grew a variety of crops along the El Camino Real. Apart from the famous mission grapes, mission figs, barley, and olives, fennel and chia were also grown... (The brewers) tried to recapture some of the historic flavors of the old Camino Real by brewing this beer...

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (47622) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2010

Bottle 12fl.oz.

Clear dark black color with a large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, light brown head. Aroma is light heavy malty, roasted, burnt, chocolate, dark dried fruit, moderate hoppy, grapefruit - pine. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, licorice. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20101102]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (43286) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2010
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is spiced, dark malty and hoppy. Liqourice to fennel, fruity, wineous and dark roasted malty with a mild bitterness into the finish. Lingering dark malty and overripe fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (36483) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2010
Bottled. A black beer with a red shine under a brown head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, sweet and roasted malt, and soy sauce. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, roasted malt, caramel, and wood, leading to a dry and woody finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (27305) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2010
Bottle at Paps. Dark brown coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet, roasted and hoppy aroma of caramel, dark chocolate and pine needles. Hoppy and roasted flavour of caramel and pine needles with notes of chocolate. Roasted and hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2010
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of scrizz. Pours pitch black with a dense and lacing light brown head. Hard roast malt in the nose and quite some spices. Heavy body, hard roast malts, dark dried fruits, bitter chocolate and licorice with some spices. Malt bitter finish and quite some booze. 021110

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (24187) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2012
13th June 2010
Opaque black beer. Thick tan head. Smooth palate, a little soft and a little dry. Smooth dark malt, a little milk chocolate. Very subtle dark orange in the mid. Finishes minerally with prickly peppercorn. All right.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (23615) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2010
Draught at Churchkey. Great aroma, nice body. Aroma and flavor of a thick slice of pumpernickel bread. Good stuff.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Koelschtrinker (19440) - Kln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 3, 2011
Vollmundiger schokolasiger Antrunk, sehr cremig. Weiterhin uerst vollmundig, gleichzeitig stark sffig. Bis zum Ende nur minimal alkoholisch. Harmonisch, deutliche Kafeenoten aber nur wenig Rstigkeit. Super! 13/14/13/12//13

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (16882) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2012
Bottle. A reddish, dark brown beer topped by a creamy, dark beige head. Roasted malts, chocolate and some coffee, and a hint of licorice, guess thats the fennel seed. Even more pronounced coffee and licorice as it warms. The flavor is pretty much the same, only more pronounced in all aspects. Super smooth, full bodied and with a pleasant warmth. Mostly roasted finish, but theres some notes of chocolate and licorice. Mmmmm, delicious. 110930

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16347) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 30, 2010
A: The pour is nearly black in color with a solid tan colored head with slight lacing. S: The nose is roasty with plenty of spice--mainly pepper. There is also a light fruity sweetness from the figs. T: The roast is perhaps a bit more intense than in the nose which is quickly followed by the flavor and sweetness of figs. The peppercorns follow that and all of this is accompanied by notes of oak, a light floral character, and a touch of bitterness. M: The beer has a medium-to-full body with a rather full level of carbonation. D: The flavors were very interesting and kept me coming back for more sips to see what I could find next. Not necessarily my favorite of the collaborations, but definitely "interesting".

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