ASak10 (56) - Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2014
I just couldn't get into this one. Aroma is heavy licorice as yeast. Flavor is licorice, anise, and lots of bitterness with a bitter aftertaste. Don't get a lot of coffee or chocolate.
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Pours a virtually opaque very dark brown/black with a massive creamy tan head and a ton of lace. Aroma is anise, licorice root, spicy Belgian yeast, dark dried fruits, moderate residual sweetness and roasted malts. Flavour is anise, licorice, roasted malt, dark dried fruits, spicy Belgian yeast, chocolate, mild bitterness, mild coffee notes, and a moderately dry finish. Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 9, 2014
Pours an opaque black with a frothy brown head that leaves spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, anise, spicy Belgian yeast and some sweet dried fruits. Taste is chocolate, coffee, licorice, sweet dried fruits and a bit of Belgian spiciness from the yeast. Finishes semi dry with a medium low carbonation... Complex and very well balanced stout. kathouse (1890) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - FEB 6, 2014
An earthy aroma containing only traces of chocolate and roast. Head is thick and lingering but body is black and opaque. Bitter black malt flavors with noticeable hops. Coffee hits in the finish patricks110 (2495) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 6, 2014
A nice solid stout with a unique twist. Pours a dark murky black with a foamy beige head. Nose of roasted malts, coffee, cocoa and licorice. A mild belgian flavour witg light licorice and anise notes. A nice brew overall
crazy_cat_lady (584) - - FEB 4, 2014
February 3, 2014. 750mL bottle from LCBO. Big tan head. Very dark black appearance. Coffee and a touch of anise in the aroma. Coffee and a hint of anise in the flavour. Quite lovely for the entire time I spent sipping at my glass. ClassyBeagle (376) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2014
From notes: November 4, 2013.
A: Faint amount of dark chocolate, roasted malts, and some light Belgian yeast.
A: Pours a coffee-like pitch black with a thin khaki head.
T: Roasted malt, a hint of anise, moderate bitterness, dark fruit sweetness, and a bit of alcohol are the main flavors.
M: Thick with lots of smooth natural carbonation and an excellent slick body.
O: An interesting beer. I’m not a big fan of anise, so I was predisposed to not be blown away by it, but the anise was very subtle anyway. Glad I tried it, love the show and love the collaboration even more! tschof (61) - - FEB 1, 2014
Beautiful looking beer. Aside from that crazy swirling tastes. Id describe it as a toasted Belgian coffee beer. Mixes yeast spice flavor with coffee and choc notes. Try it once. Prob not worth the $10-$12 for a pint over the long haul kerenmk (4751) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle sample at an Ommegang tasting at the Beer and Beyond store. Very black with tan head. Spicy, mildly roasted with some caramel and sweet coffee aroma, very roasty bitter taste. Full body, roasty finish, a little dry. MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle. This had a lot going on, and while I did enjoy this brew, I didn’t think they had a perfect blend with all those ingredients. Nice notes of earth, coffee, chocolate, roast , fruit, licorice and hop. Just needed to be blended better.