5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle:   Dirty brown, thin frothy off-white head, little lacing.   Rye nose, spicy, seems a bit tart with very little licorice like aroma.   Has a bit of a medicinal or cosmetic like flavor to it.   It reminds me of some of that stuff you would smell when your mom would perm her hair.   Really could use some sweetness, otherwise its a bit tart and dry.   Moderate body and mouthfeel, but leaning towards the thin side.   Smells interesting, but not as interesting on the tongue.   More sweetness, more body, more star anise, and needs to be sweeter.
nealblind (1786) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour very light tan head. Aroma yeasty body funk, leather, lactic. Tastes coffee, body funk, leather smoke, sour tang, slight spices, caramel, rye. Star anise not that noticeable, but there’s plenty else going on here.
after4ever (7888) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Gastropod. Pours a murky dark ebony with a loose tan head that fades. Smells like a mix of stale cola and Dr Pepper. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Mid palate is pure Dr Pepper. It’s almost like that’s what they were aiming for. Long dryish husky finish.