jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2012 CBC on tap-pours black with a rich light brown head. Aroma is rich dark malt-chocolate. Taste is sweet rich dark malt-chocolate, some earthy hops. Borup (14487) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2012
Tap at CBC. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, hops, coffee, vanilla, and fruit. b3shine (8873) - Indiana, USA - MAY 16, 2012
Can to snifter. Looks good; dark with little CO2 and thin lacing. Smells dry and roasty, but good. Tastes silmilar. Mouthfeel is good. Solid. tkrjukoff (4335) - SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2012
CBC 2012. Pours pitch black with a nice tanned had leaving small laces. Aroma is sweet coffee vanila roasted malty. Flavor is sweet malty caramel vanilla coffee fruity with moderate bitterness. Finishes coffee and roasted sweet. sethbreaker (179) - New York, Greater London, USA - MAY 16, 2012
From the can. Roasted malt with licorice and some booze on the nose.
Starts sweet with some roast, licorice , anise and bitter hop. A little on the sweet side.
don’t think I’m a fan of Star Anise
Pinball (12147) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2012
clear dark brown , small yellow head. mild roasted malty aroma. falvor is malty, flowery, floral hops, well brewed tasty but mild, slightly roasted malty brew. williamstome (1875) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 10, 2012
Black pour. Chocolate/Licorice aroma, flavor is malty, smokey, with more licorice. Interesting, not bad. Marheb (5752) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 8, 2012
Grosses notes rôties en arôme, mélasse, anis également. En bouche ce qui me frappe c’est la présence presque littérale de cendres, dans le corps et l’arrière goût. Une certaine présence lacté encourage le reste des saveurs. Certainement unique. GothGargoyle (2587) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 4, 2012
On draft at CASK in London. Black with virtually no head. Aroma is coffee, anise, chocolate, blackcurrant. Smooth, slightly creamy mouthfeel, good bodied, long dry licorice and roasty finish with no bitterness. Well balanced. Taste is chocolate, oatmeal, licorice, fig, cider vinegar. boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2012
16 ounce can. Pours black with a large, long lasting, off white head. Aroma has roast and some licorice - minor booziness. Taste is sweet with the anise jumping on the tongue. There is some dark maltiness cutting the sweetness down. The palate is a little lively on the tongue and finishes alcohol free. Pretty solid find from whole foods.