after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2009
12-oz. Pours jet black with a fairly dense but rather sudsy and pocked tan head. Loose strings of tan lace on the walls of the glass. Falls away pretty quickly. Mild chocolatey nose. Creamy medium body, soft carb. Chocolate and roast with a bit of prune on the mid-palate. Mild sweet pruney chocolate finish. PorterPounder (7965) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2004
Pours with a motor oil like look to it. Thick and black - the head was off white and dissipated quickly. Aroma is of chicory, licorice and alcohol. Flavor has elements of chicory coffee, cane sugar, bitter chocolate and traces of alcohol - but hidden well for 8%. Smooth on the palate at first but turns just a tad chalky near the end after settling and warming. Expected a syrupy sweet concoction when I picked up the bottle - but pleasantly surprised Mon! FROTHINGSLOSH (7796) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2011
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a small foamy brown head that faded fairly quickly. The aroma was faint licorice and molasses. The flavor was roasty and dryish with notes of licorice, wood, bourbon and fruity hops. Medium length finish with roasty malts, wood and licorice lingering. A bit thin in body for a stout. Ok. motelpogo (7704) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 19, 2004
pours dark purple with zero head. rich and chocolatey aroma. quite sweet and thin with a little late lactic sourness. feels like a lager. one of the less interesting foreign stouts Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 30, 2006
Bottled. Poured a clear, very deep brown with garnet highlights.. medium cap of creamy beige head. Enjoyed the bitter nose of burnt dark chocolate malt, coffee, licorice, and sugarcane sweetness. Flavor was not as good... poor balance of sweetness against the burnt dark malts and alcohol.. slightly cloying at the finish... lighter body on this one, and it only flowed decently. Some dark fruit appeared with the licorice and coffee in the flavor. Man.. get that sweetness level down a tad... pick up a bit more of the nice expresso bitterness... and this could be really good.
Strykzone (7356) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2010
Bottle at Erato. Typical pour for a stout with a bit more red than most. Decent sized tan head. This beer is all about anise. Aroma and flavor both offer lots of it. Some dark fruit in the flavor, roasted notes. Thin at times but medium bodied at others. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 6, 2004
Pours a rich milk chocolatey brown with a thick tan head. Mildly sweet chocolate aroma. Body is lightly roasted, sugary and dry with a good chocolate presence. A very nice foreign stout. caesar (7133) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2005
Dark cloudy color, short brown head. Aroma of black chocolat, some roasted malt, some coffee, bit salty. Sweet and bitter taste, malty. Nice brew. larsniclas (7072) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2006
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Black with small, beige head.
Aroma from rum and sugardark .
Sweet and sugary flavour. Salty bitterness. Loads of rum but a bit too thin. AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 15, 2011
Black body/ tan head. Big black licorice, tobacco, dark chocolate aromas. Medium body with soft co2. Nice lightly sweet black licorice flavors with dark chocolate, mild smoke dark roast malt--good