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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
• A sagacious formula of inherent elements within a beautiful cold fermented darkness
• Beer Type: High Gravity American Dark Lager aged on anise seed, Madagascar Bourbon vanilla beans and fresh chocolate mint leaves

Black Licorice Lager has flavors of chocolate and roasted malt that complement the additions of Madagascar vanilla bean, anise, and fresh chocolate mint. Vanilla aromas greet the nose and flavors of vanilla and anise are detected. When the beer warms a bit, the finish showcases the crisp, sweet chocolate mint flavors. This well balanced beer is a bronze medal winner at the 2010 World Beer Cup.

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3.8
fonefan (49305) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2009
Bottle 75cl. @ [ Shorts Tasting ].
Clear dark brown color with a average, frothy - creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, vanilla, mint, anis. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20081108]

3.4
yespr (45447) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2008
75 cL bottle. Pours dark brown to black with a diminished white head. Spiced and dry annis seed aroma. Smooth chocolate and dense spiced flavoured with a dry base flavour. Dry and annis seed finish with a mild chocolate malt base. Smooth.

3.6
Ungstrup (37583) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2007
Bottled. A pitch balck beer with a brown shine under a brown head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of licorice as well as medium notes of roasted malt. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of roasted malt as well as medium notes of licorice, leading to a dry finish where the licorice note lingers.

3.6
joergen (28142) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2008
Bottle. Black coloured with a medium sized beige head. The aroma is dominated by liquorice with notes of chocolate and vanilla. The flavour is dominated by liquorice and vanilla with roasted notes and notes of chocolate. Finish of vanilla.

4.1
oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 11, 2009
[email protected], Tampere. Pretty much black colour, beige head. Aroma is salted licorice aong with anise and some wood. Flavour is coffee, vanila, licorice, some hops and also some roasted as well as sourish notes. Interesting and pleasant.

3.5
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2008
(Bottle 75 cl) Clear warm reddish brown with a creamy light brown head. Very spicy nose with some hard roasted malts. Medium body, very spicy with cinnamon and cardemom and also some hints of licorice. Fairly bitter in the finish. 311008

4.2
madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2012
29th August 2009
Opaque dark brown beer. Crisp palate with decent carbonation. Smooth dark malt with a very slight touch of yeasty marmite. The vanilla sweetness is there as is a little chocolate. The mint is subtle but adds coolness and smoothness. Licorice arrives at the back of the tongue near the finish. A very finely crafted and inventive dark lager. Joe Short is a true master brewer!

2.2
fiulijn (20493) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2009
<i>Tasting at Papsoe</i>
Black color, creamy head. Mild aroma of liquorice, carobs, talc, perfume (eau de cologne). Flavor of roasted malt, mint, liquorice, chemicals… wrong. Undrinkable for me.

3.9
jtclockwork (16581) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2010
Bottle number 577 of 744 thanks to Styles. 2006 vintage. Pours black with beige head. Interesting nose of black licorice, star anise, vanilla bean and lager yeast. Taste is very smooth. Some chocolate, mint, black licorice and vanilla.

2.3
brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 8, 2011
A: The beer pours a very dark brown color with a finger of off-white head. S: Heavy licorice/anise aroma with a lot of lactic notes to it. There are some herbal hop notes and a little bit of roasted malt. It’s also a little bit metallic, sort of like many other Short’s beers. T: Sweet malt, a light smokiness, and tons and tons of licorice and anise. As with the aroma, there is a little bit of a lactic tartness. Sort of watery, too, and a little bit of metal. M: Light to medium in body with a medium carbonation. O: Just a really weird, funky, flavor and aroma to this. Not very good.


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