sulawang (1189) - - JUN 13, 2017
Visual: (cellared for 1.5 years). Pours coffee black with no head, almost no retention, scatter micro bubbles surfacing.
AgentAle (1807) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 17, 2016
Nose: caramelized barley malt, cocoa, slight roast (lvl-8)-pungency
Attack: crisp, sweet dark barley malt impression
Mid-palate: (lvl-6-sweetness), molasses, medium roasted barley, coffee,
Finish: dark chocolate, licorice, sweet roasted barley malt exhale
Summary: Overall clean and well-bodied. It lacks creaminess but makes for up for it with a crisp bite up front. Smooth transitions of flavours from start to finish.
Aroma is rich malts, chocolate,caramel, fig and toasted oats. Taste is chocolate, caramel, licoroce, pepper and spice. Light hopiness but not dominating. Appearance is black with a thin beige head that retains fairly well. bulldogops (2726) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 23, 2016
Rating #2213 - 2015.12.02 - Bottle #2 in the 2015 Craft BeerAdvent Calendar shared @7Degrees Beer School.Dark brown pour with a weak off white head. Earthy espresso on the nose, and mild chocolate, caramel malt notes, hint of fennel, licorice. Taste is very rich in coffee, earth, dark chocolate. Bitter, dry finish, quite balanced with the chocolate and coffee bean sweetness. Nice. PeatyPete (1112) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2016
Black colour with mocca coloured head. Aroma of licorice and molasses. Taste is malty, dark chocolate, molasses and licorice. maley1 (1301) - Calgary, CANADA - MAY 16, 2016
Dark brown pour with a few tan bubbles. Aroma of roasted malts, faint chocolate and grains. Taste of roasted malts, grains, slight hops, faint licorice. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, slight dry bitterness on the finish. Nice solid stout, nothing memorable but well balanced.
fiulijn (21022) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle from the Craft Beer Advent CalendarFerris (16300) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 31, 2015
Black color, the head disappears quickly. Mild aroma, chocolate and dark caramel. Lean body, drier than expected, chocolately, with some leather; I wouldn’t think of liquorice.
Bottle - Dark roast and nice subtle licorice. Deep jet brown with a light brown head. Dark roasty notes, touch of cocoa and not much licorice. Decent. mcberko (18583) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 31, 2015
330mL bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Nose brings out notes of roasted malt, some light licorice and burnt coffee. Flavour is quite smooth, with notes of burnt roasted malt, some coffee and a low-to-moderate black licorice. Smooth palate, with a good balance and no harsh elements whatsoever. Solid stuff. Hrdygrdymn (8) - Truro, Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2015 does not count
A serviceable stout with a very gentle peated malt and coffee flavour. Slightly salty liquorice, vaguely reminiscent of Pontefract cakes rather than the North American candy. Opaque with very little lacing. Pleasant on the tongue though it finishes rather quickly to a dry bitterness. Gerbeer (3896) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 22, 2015
650 ml bottle. Pour black with light tan head that dissipates quickly. Aromas of oily coffee and light roasted malts. Flavors of ash/chalk, dry black licorice, dry roasted malts and flat cola. Nicely made but nothing special relative to what’s now available.