alexsdad06 (11223) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2017 11.2 oz bottle from Party Source. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small khaki colored head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, chocolate, anise, I am happy that the anise is not too dominant but works with the other flavors fairly well, dark caramel, earthy. dzudohonor (339) - POLAND - SEP 30, 2017
Aromat mocno karmelowy, troche kawy i czekolady, w smaku - powtorka z aromatu plus duzo czerwonych, suszonych owoców, wytrawne, palone, AWISLguy (3429) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2017
12oz bottle from Premier Gourmet. Almost black pour with garnet tints and a beige head leaving some streaky lacing. Aroma has bakers chocolate, caramel, some roast and some chiles. Later in the glass, more cocoa and molasses show through with some lactose. Taste is of bittersweet chocolate leading, with sweet caramel malts, some roast, some tangy chiles and some sweet cocoa. The chocolate is the main player, but the others play through it and off of it pretty well. The chiles are stronger and stronger down through the glass. Medium to full bodied with some alcohol presence, the blend is solid-to-good and the carbonation is soft. Finishes with strong components of the bitterness of the bakers chocolate, the sweetness of the cocoa/caramel/lactose, and the tangy strong chile. A strong quality impy porter. 15.4 tightslice (1529) - Redwood City, California, USA - AUG 13, 2017
Bottle from Cask & Flask in San Jose, CA. Aroma is chocolate, licorice, candied stews. Taste is smooth dark chocolate with licorice. This is smooth and then smooth. bhensonb (15969) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 9, 2017
Bottle from CraftShack. Pours dark brown with a slight tan head. Aroma of smooth dark malt, anise and chocolate. Near full bodied. Flavor matches aroma, except there’s a dark treacleness that’s amazing. Not at all dry; bitter to an extent. Delicious.
marcus (10869) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 7, 2017
Bottle from Corti Brothers. Pours dark brown with a transient tan head and a chocolate and treacle aroma. There is a rich near full-bodied dark molasses flavor with a little chocolate and an anise finish. Also a little hop bitterness as an aftertaste. A nice sipper. nearbeer (5665) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 11, 2017
33 cl. bottled 09 Feb 2016 is filled right up to the chin and barely goes "pffft" when uncapped. However the deep mahogany brew shows a decent size head after a hard pour then settles to a lasting film of cream. Smell is dark toffee, chocolate torte, soy and maybe a touch of charred bread. Tastes of rich chocolate cake, caramel, roasted peanut, blackberry, earthy cocoa and soy. Medium-heavy body has smooth low carbonation and is very drinkable given the big malt bill. I only ever knew that fake "licorice" candy as a kid. Hated it and the smell still sickens me. But I seem to maybe like real licorice cause this and other licorice additive brews smell and taste not one iota like that shit. Sarlacc83 (2437) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 4, 2017
Bottle shared by Douglas. Thanks!
A: Lightless black, cappuccino head, lacing.
N: Malted milk, cocoa, licorice, coffee, star anise, earth, some vanilla, lots of roast and ash.
T: Bitter, sweet, and roasty.
M: Medium-heavy body, no alcohol presence, soft carbonation.
O: Tasty stuff. Don’t really get the hops out of it, but I won’t complain too much. drpimento (3814) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 25, 2017
I love Italian and French licorice it’s so much richer and yet smoother than other kinds. Generally I don’t like it in beer but in this case it works very well douglas88 (9797) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 22, 2017
12 ounce bottle. Pours a dark brown reddish color, almost black with a large beige head. A big smoky nose. The flavor is big sweet toffee, smoke, licorice, vanilla. Very smooth. Great beer.