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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with brown sugar, black pepper, anise; aged with dried cherries and chicory root.

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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (16222) - Dublin, California, USA - JUN 13, 2014
On tap @ Encinitas Ale House. Just about black in color with a khaki head. Slight smoke, some plum, raisin, and date on the nose. Fairly sweet and fruity beer. A bit of licorice and black cherry soda on the palate. Slightly metallic as well. A bit thin. Lots of sweet brown sugar, raisin, and dates. Mild smokiness and some roasted malt.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zebra (1906) - Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2013
on tap, outside, at brewpub. my favorite of the evening. / minimal, light, full, leaves, ginger, slick, nuts, average, abrupt, medium, hazy

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MikeJslc (778) - USA - JAN 20, 2013
Deep brown, clear, off white head. Malty aroma with dark fruit and a little anise. Flavor of bready and nutty malt, some toast, prunes, light anise, finishes malty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (6114) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2014
(Draught) clear deep ruby/brown, ring of fine offwhite bubbles. Nose of rich cherry syrup, light smoke, maple, tropical, interesting. Taste of smoke, cherry, unsweet cereal grain, pumpernickel bread, rye, spicy, perhaps the earthy flavor is the chicory. Well carbonated but tastes forced and probably is.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SHIG (4930) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Draft: Poured a brown red with light head. Aroma was licorice. Taste was lots of licorice and some fruit, light cherry. Not really my cup of tea.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Ruby black color with tan sheen. Big black licorice aromas with light chocolate. medium body, average carbonation. Anise, dark chocolate, semi sweet cherry flavors--not bad

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2873) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Had on draft at the brewery. Sugary sweet, cocoa, woody, hints of berry, a little spicy. Not really feeling this one.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nickd717 (4380) - Sofia, BULGARIA - JUN 15, 2014
Draft at the brewery. Dark brown, maybe SRM 33 or so, with a small off-white head. Spice on the aroma, pepper and anise. The flavor has some sweet brown sugary malt with some tingly pepper and anise, maybe ginger. Nice but perhaps a but overspiced. Medium body with average carbonation. Meh, ok.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Nitro pour at the source... Enticing silky deep toffee slightly stouty hue and topped with an inviting light beige hue... Aroma of Belgian yeast, dark candied sugar and coinciding dark fruits. Black licorice again?!... Black licorice and candied sugar, dark fruits and spice. Anise is overwhelming although Im sensitive to it. Creamy nitro body, Nice, with a lighter level of carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thorongil2 (2637) - , Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2013
(tap) very dark brown with a small tan head; light aromas of vanilla, fruit; balanced flavour with a long light bitter finish


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