kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2012 gvmdw7 (188) - California, USA - MAR 25, 2012
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer was interesting, to say the least. Poured a hazy amber hue. Smelled of licorice and cough syrup. Unfortunately, I don’t like either of those things. Tasted of star anise (licorice) and peppermint; like I said, interesting.
rondphoto (4455) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Date: March 10, 2012
Source: Barley’s, Asheville NC
Appearance: opaque dark amber, ruby edges, fine beige head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, fruity esters, dark fruits, light spicyness
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor, spicy rye, raw sugary sweetness of malases and brown sugar, pumpernickle comes through strong with lots of caraway, sweet licorice
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
Very well done - Caraway appears on top of good caramel malt; finish adds just enough hop bitter to bring the sweetness back to the middle. Easy-drinking, sessionable, enjoyable. Recommended.