lavaaaron (156) - - FEB 9, 2018
It’s weird but for some reason this smells like roasted broccoli to me and that’s not a bad thing there is also a chocolate malt aroma if you swirl it around. First taste is intense with heavy raisin and fog notes that quickly give way to chocolate and dark roast coffee notes. Very crisp and carbonated. The after taste is very relaxing, deep and rich. Definitely a full body on this.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone bigguns22 (809) - Maryland, USA - SEP 27, 2016
Pour is merky and dark with a dark tan head. The fennel is the stand out in the aroma. A nice twist to the stout that is earthy and bitter but still has sweetness to cut it all. Maxbier (1000) - Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2016
Dark brown with big light brown head. Roasty stout aroma with perhaps hints of fig aroma. Nice dry medium roasty stout. Finish is a bit chocolatey. Perhaps I get a hint of fig and fennel in the linger. Would definitely go nicely with oatmeal raisin cookies.
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Bottle. Pours cola brown. Aroma is light chocolate and caramel, dark fruit, and some bready malts. Flavor matches the aroma and is nice and smooth with good dark fruit notes throughout. Medium body. Steverus0 (332) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - JAN 13, 2016
Pours a dark brownish black. Malt and licorice on the nose. Sweet and spicy with a nice toasty finish. Not the deepest stout, but a very drinkable, pleasant brew that is interesting at the same time.
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lamas (1664) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle. Best by date on the side: 02/22/16. A deep mahogany pour with a thick dark khaki head. Lots of fennel, figs, raisins, some anise, a dash of cinnamon, maple syrup, caramel, chocolate, and roasted coffee notes in the aroma. Medium to full-bodied and smooth on the way down. Caramel and figs start things off taste-wise. Raisins and licorice abound in the middle. Char, dark chocolate, and roasted coffee flavors provide a lingering bitterness. A dash of cinnamon here and there. Plenty of warming alcohol throughout. I can’t recall another beer using fennel to this extent. Interesting. Nicely done. obguthr (7006) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Mild fig newton nose, more cookie than fig. Black, medium tan head, little retention. Burned cookie, lots of char, raisins. No fennel detected, littlefig either. Medium body, easy carbonation. I was very excited to try this. I love fennel and the prospect of combining it with figs in a stout really piqued my interest. Unfortunately, this beer didn’t live up to whatever I expected or hoped it could be. altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2016 Bottle from Cork 57. Dark brown body with slight tan head. Nose is malts, plummy, figs for sure. Taste is again of figs, and plums and raisins and sweet stuff. Oatmeal also well represented. Nice oily texture with warming finish.
On tap at Bradley Food and Beverage. Cool dark body with slight tan head. Nose is of malts, figs and licorice-like. Taste also licorice and fruity and wheats. Good one. strongpieman (1651) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Draft at brewery. I was nervous based on the name but everything worked fine in this beer. A solid stout, very drinkable and enjoyable.
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brewed with figs and fennel; black color; roasted malt aroma with some dark fruit notes; roasted malt with notes of raisins and figs with hints of licorice; dry finish