yespr (30747) - 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.
anders37 (16441) - 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.
fiulijn (14340) - 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.
Dedollewaitor (13761) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Trade with Hackobock. Thanks. Pours dark brown with a small off white head. Massive sweet and boozy nose. Coconut, caramel and dark fruit. Raisin and rhum. Perhaps some berries. A true example of a sipper. Winter Warmer bla bla. Clicheees. Sippable.
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(12oz bottle) Pours a black body with a spare tan head. Aroma of rum, toffee, toasted coconut, figs, caramel, and chocolate. Flavor of oak, rum, chocolate, caramel, raisins, and figs.
brokensail (10641) - 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.
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of BeerandBlues2, thanks! Dark brown color. Aroma of intense coconut, coffee. Taste is chocolate covered coconut. Very easy drinking and light as a feather, no heat whatsoever.
Ratman197 (9530) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of toasted coconut, dark chocolate, rum, dark fruit and light oak. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of dark chocolate, coconut, rum and dark fruit with a smooth lingering chocolatey coconut finish.
BeerandBlues2 (9454) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Ratman. Pours nearly opaque black with a small, fizzy tan head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is chocolate, roast, and coffee malt, coconut, dates, figs, earthy and spicy hops. Flavor is malt dominant, moderately sweet, coconut, spicy alcohol, dark fruits, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and light carbonation.
SirADNielsen (8949) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2013 Bottle @ home, thanks to Steve_0 for grabbing me some bottles @ the release! Pours a black appearance with cola-like tan bubbly/carbonated head that dissipates within a few seconds. A fair amount of white coconut particles stick to the edge of the glass along with some alcohol legs. Boozy, spicy, alcoholic rum really are the first impression in the nose. Also some dark chocolate, coconut, vanilla, and a moderate sweetness in the aroma but it’s honestly quite boozy. The flavor, while very hot and boozy, is reminiscent of a Mounds bar with a ton of dark chocolate and coconut. Some cola, caramel, and cake notes but mostly just coconut and chocolate. Really a lot of residual sweetness with a ton of brown sugar that almost amounts to a goopy syrup. My throat and mouth really got coated in this goop which lead to a seriously sweet aftertaste. Not as boozy as you might expect from 17% abv but it’s definitely pretty fucking hot. Pretty one-dimensional and in all honesty, I think the goopy sweetness bothers me more than the booze. In all fairness, this shit will definitely get you buzzed quick. Update: tried again with six months age and is a bit smoother yet still super sweet.