Fubark - Pub Dog Brewing
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3.88/5 rDev +4.9%
Pours down with a thick caramel head. Pitch dark color. Aroma has a hint of dark chocolate and nuts. Alcohol is well blended in the flavor which tastes like dark chocolate, walnuts and smoke. Creamy texture that finishes with a long lasting smoky finish.
12-31-2013 01:46:35 | More by Ankur
3.7/5 rDev 0%
Fubark Imperial Stout is planned to be a once yearly brew with a yearly variation in taste.
This is batch 1000
Aged on Oak and spiced with Anise.
375 ml bottle
A - aggressive pour into 22 ounce glass yields a straight black brew with a short head that fades very quickly but leaves lacing.
S - anise in the aroma, dark malts, but I don't detect much wood. I'll let some warm and look for the wood later.
T - simple straight forward bittered stout with flavor additions of anise and some trace of wood resin. Not too complex but also not harsh.
M - smooth but light bodied and undercarbed from what I expect an imperial stout to be.
O - easily drinkable but not remarkable
Drop the price a bit and this would be something I'd pick up on a yearly basis to see what different flavor additions do to the base beer.
12-10-2013 00:25:07 | More by Beer4Baltimore
3.2/5 rDev -13.5%
12.7 oz bottle into a tulip.
A: Pours an extremely dark ruby color. The head is about one fingers high, with a khaki shade. Retention isn't very good, neither is the lacing.
S: The main addition (anise) immediately takes the aromatic forefront. Some spicy oak tones come through behind that, with a hint of dark fruits further behind that. And there's even something suggesting a mild hoppiness. Overall, the anise portion is rather overdone - then again, considering how I don't like (overdone) licorice/anise in my beer, this is to be expected. Still, I don't hate the aroma, so some hope about a decent flavor is preserved.
T: Boom. Anise hits the palate immediately. There's an oaky note on the back end, but this is mostly an anise bomb. Remember earlier how I said I don't really like anise? Still, it does bring some complex notes - coffee, mint, chocolate, and the like. I'll give it a 3 because it is well made (if imbalanced): scoring subjectively, it would probably be a 2.5 or something.
M: I really enjoy its mouthfeel. Sure, it's a bit thin, but it's relatively crisp and dry without being harsh. In that regard, it drinks quite well. A sweet oiliness is left behind on the palate which serves to quash its dryness. It's not very tannic or carbonated.
O: Your enjoyment is going to be decided on whether you like anise in your imperial stouts. I don't, so this is pretty middling for me. The whole idea of this beer interests me - I'd love to see next year's batch use something like chocolate, coffee, or hell, even coconut.
12-14-2013 22:05:50 | More by ThisWangsChung
Fubark from Pub Dog Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.