ryan (3185) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUL 9, 2008
Courtesy of argo0. Mostly clear brown body with a small tan head. The nose is very strange, licorice, mint, lavender and toffee. The flavor is moderately sweet, lightly tart and lightly bitter. The taste is fresh mint and basil, anise, cola, dark fruits and dough. Medium body is round with moderate carbonation. Interesting to say the least. jcwattsrugger (12524) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2008
22oz bottle @Joe’s NYC Gathering shared by jwc215–pours a foamy tan head with mahogany color. Aroma is anise/herbal, almost root beer, yeast. Taste is anise/herbal, almost root beer, yeast, some peat, some pepper. Medium body. BuckeyeSammy (617) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2008
Tasting at JoeMcphee’s. This beer was all over the place. Smoke, pepper. I suppose the spice, smoke aroma could be described as the best part.. That isn’t saying much. Rciesla (5607) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2008
Bottle at JoeMcphee’s. Pours dark brown body with a tan head. Aroma is birch tree, root beer, ginger and cinnamon. Flavor is smoky sweet ginger spice. Not a great blend. ITs smooth like birch beer and tangy the plus is its 8%. sleepylopes (318) - New York, USA - JUN 23, 2008
smoke and spice notes of fennel and something a bit alkaline. the falvor and mouthfeel are a bit tanninc and thick.
PilsnerPeter (3050) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2008
Bottle: Brown pour with a bubbly off white head. Strong anisette presence in the nose. Spicy licorice and a touch of chocolate. Creamy feel with a nice chocolate malt taste and lots of anise spiciness. A bit underrated in my opinion. Sammy (12725) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2008
This is a smoked beer with lots of sweetness. An experiment that while is drinkable, does not add up as something to have again.Some colour in body. I do not get this as a Belg, and did not observe any compexity when paired with food. Light mouthfeel. hellbilly (3306) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - MAY 7, 2008
bomber provided by pforei... very dark brown pour with a thin quickly disappearing light tan head. the aroma reminds me of sonoran 100 but in a bad unsuspecting way... smoke, molasses, black licorice and cloves. the palate has a strange sourness to it?... licorice, molasses, black olives, smoke and an out of place banana aftertaste...wtf? this really reminds me of that generic version of jagermeister. but personally, i like my beer with shots ON THE SIDE... eeww. georgekappus (296) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - APR 14, 2008
Bottle. Pours a deep dark blackish brown with a thin white clingy head. Aroma of spices, wheat, licorice and molasses. Flavors of anise, spice and sugar. Too bubbly and thick on the palate. dmac (6451) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2008 22 oz bomber purchased at Spirits RB. Not sure I can explain how bad this one is but I will try. Pours a dark brown/blackish with an average size beige frothy head. Aroma is all over the place with scents from black olives and vinegar to yeast and bread. Thin bodied with light carbonation and a watery feel. Flavor of olive water, yeast, bread and vinegar yum. Wow is this beer bad!!