brokensail (11854) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 4, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ 10K + OT. Thanks for sending this my way, Aaron. Muddy dark brown pour with little to no head. Smells like chocolate syrup, fudge, raisin, rum, and vanilla. Light coconut, roast, and wood. Really, really sweet tasting. Quite syrupy and very low carbonation. Hershey’s syrup, rum, raisins, and a hint of coconut. Quite a bit of vanilla. A touch of Mrs. Butterworth’s, too.
jkwood04 (4254) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle in a snifter. Pour dark brown with small, beige head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, light coconut, rum barrels, and light toffee. Flavor the same with a decent blend. Average to smoother texture. A cool beer but not as good as I was hoping for.
fiulijn (15378) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy of Anders
Dark brown color almost no head. Deep aroma of chocolate with coconut, alcohol. Full bodied, extra sweet, with partial balance given by the strong alcohol presence; strong raisins, some nuts, spirit (rum), touch of coconut.
Nice drink, very strong, not graceful but pleasing.
yespr (33066) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 fl oz bottle. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty, chocolate and liqourice. Thick malty, minerals and roasted. Overripe fruity. Thick malty and fruity dense coconut, rum overripe fruity. Dry, dense fruityand thickplum cake like finish.
BuckeyeBoy (2897) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle thanks to chris. Pours out a dark brown no head. Nose is coconut sugar roast lots of sweet malts. Taste is as the nose with lots of booze coconut chocolate.
sherm1016 (1182) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle, thanks Aaron! Pours a deep, dark brown color with a tan head and some coconut floaties. Aroma is boozy, nutty, chocolate. Heavy, syrupy on the palate with light carbonation. Flavor is sweet, very sweet, vanilla, rum, chocolate, some light coconut, not much, but a little, with a sweet, boozy finish. Very tasty.
hackobock (1793) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, February 15, 2014. After some time in the cellar it’s taken a more vinous port-like character, the coconut is barley noticeable and the rum notes are more subtle. This bottle had some of the coconut flakes in it as well. It’s past it’s peak.
Bottle on release day. Pours brown with a small tan head. Aroma is is a very nice mix of rum and chocolate, vanilla, oak, dark fruits and light coconut. Taste follows with sweet rum, chocolate, vanilla dark fruits. Full bodied with low carbonation.
djd07 (3982) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Will. Pours a dark brown with paperthin beige head and small yeast floaties. The aroma is strong boozy chocolate and faint coconut. Strong chocolate and coconut, oak with nice roasty boozy finish. Very good.
jbrana (512) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Extremely sweet with some almond flavors, as well as brown sugar, rum, and oak notes. Very boozy, yet easy to drink.
anders37 (17931) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a fruity malty woody spicy chocolate aroma with hints of coconut and rum. Sweetish malty warming woody chocolate and caramel flavor with weak hints of coconut. Has a sweetish malty woody caramel and chocolate finish with hints of rum.