jamesie1857 (2112) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2017
On tap at Stadsbrouwhuis, Leiden - Hazy amber body, thick off-white topper. Nose is warming winter-spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, a little caramel there as well. Taste is as warming as promised, aniseed pokes its nose in, a little sweet, but really does give you a little gloed. SimplySike (1490) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 11, 2017
33cl. Bottle. culchiem (3929) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 16, 2017
Pours almost black wit tan head.
Aroma anise, spice, caramel.
Taste caramel anise sweets, some bitter.
Mouthfeel quite thin.
Fraught at Ahrendsnest. Dark caramel with a large head. Aromacof spiced caramel. Flavour is sweet malt, herb, aniseed, sweet chocolate finish. hesiodus (78) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2016
caramel, chocolate, coffee, leather, vanilla, black, medium sweetness, lightly bitter,
some spices, nice brew for cold winter nights tricksta_p (4560) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2016
Bottle at home. Aroma is malt, spices, anise, caramel, dark chocolate, liquorice, cinnamon, dark fruity notes. Flavour is medium to heavy sweet with a little bitterness in the finish. Body is medium. I’m not usually a fan of spiced ’winter ales’, but this one had a good malty liquorice backbone with a pleasant touch of chocolate at the end. Well made.
blackisle (2527) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2015
Bottle 33cl. Clear deep dark amber brown, large creamy beige head, diminishes slowly, sticky lacing; licorice aroma, anise, some caramel, candy sugar, light citrus; taste medium to heavy sweet and bitter, smoky notes, light anise; medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation, aftertaste bittersweet, licorice notes, smokiness which becomes more intense after a while; nice. adamnowek (2644) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 6, 2015
Deep brown with a creamy head. Aroma is caramel and anise. Taste is a little more subtle with the anise. Nice. vipinvelp (4376) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2014
Dark brown w/ light brown lacing foam head. Caramel aroma and bitter caramel taste. Some coffee notes, bitter aftertaste. (Velp 201409) Bryanvdv (524) - - AUG 31, 2014
Donker met stevige kraag, ongefilterd. Aroma heeft wat zuurs, ook wat droppig . Smaak is zoet met wat bittere afdronk. Proef wat drop tonen. Body is redelijk.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone matoche (17) - - FEB 10, 2014
Got it from friends visiting from holland. Dark beer, little head. Aroma of malts and coffee, surprising taste, full, coffee, toffee, bit anis and strong red fruits at the end. Really good beer!