Lukaduke (2506) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to adnielsen ! Pours a rich thick viscous burnt umber color with a finger or so of eggshell foam. The nose is sweet milk chocolate, deep dark fruit, coconut, rum booze... the palate follows and there are moments when my eyes roll into the back of my head and Im wrapped up in a beautifully balanced cacophony of needham’s candy, rum booze and milk chocolate syrup. There are other moments where I feel like Im just way too stereotypically American and like this beer because its sweet, but then I look at the abv and say shit... Im getting wasted ! Yummy beer that I would drink again anytime as long as its for dessert.
wedgie9 (2501) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted on 11/16/13 from a capped 12oz bottle at our Avery Barrel-Aged tasting. Pours clear but very dark brown with a very thin tan head that slowly disappears. The nose is hot with a ton of dark molasses, milk chocolate, and vanilla oak. The flavor is super sweet and very hot with tons of brown sugar, milk chocolate, and vanilla with some coconut on the back of the palate. The body is massive with light carbonation and a long sweet coconut, milk chocolate, and vanilla finish.
Homer321 (2492) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nose is silky and smooth with light vanilla. There are actually chunks in my glass. I hope that is coconut. Lush rich and chocolate. Really yummy. Very smooth initially. A slight boost as it warms. Nice.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle shared with friends. Lots of coconut, rum and booze in the aroma. Drinks very easily though it’s sort of hard to tell what style it should be called. Not dark enough for a stout, somewhere along the lines of an imperial brown or porter.
jcnielsen (2416) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Exira Beer Summit IV. Pours a black color with tan head. Coconut, roasty, chocolate, tangy aromas. Syrupy, chocolate, coconut, candy bar, toffee, alcohol flavors. Big alcohol, and sweet and syrupy.
jcartamdg (2331) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours jet black with no head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, and molasses. Taste is sweet, chocolate, coconut, caramel and brown sugar. Very sweet.
hallinghansen (2219) - Odense S, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Dedollewaitor., thanks. Dark brown body with a medium head. Lots of dark fruit, raisins, plums, sweet caramel, berry notes, alcohol. A bit to sweet IMO.
craftbeerdesign (2204) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle thanks to Ratman197. pours a dark brown / light black with floating specs of coconut. some carbonation bubbles up upon pouring but quickly dissipates. sweet nose with layers of rum, chocolate, dark sugar, alcohol and light coconut. certain aspects of the aroma are hidden by the sugars and alcohol. very sweet throughout with really nice layers of chocolate, coconut, caramel and rum. tastes like a desert / candy bar. very warming on the finish as the alcohol is evident. soft carbonation with a very creamy body. excellent flavor profile from start to finish.
pushkinwow (2184) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle as a bonus from minor threat. Just a warning for those who don’t always pay attention to bottles like me that this is a 17% beer so maybe don’t open it by yourself :) Black with a ruby hue, faint biege head that fades to nothing and some white floaters (coconut maybe?). Roasted coconut, bit of malibu rum without the overwhelming sweetness that I associate with that liquor - more of a rich dark rum, some alcohol but not a lot, dark vanilla, bit of PC cola too (including some of the sugar. Mild carbonation, moderate+ body, booze is present but to be honest fairly well hidden, smooth yet sticky, sweet without being cloying, more alcohol on the finish then anywhere else along with some sticky and sweet malt with a bit of molasses. An odd combination but it works and its quite interesting - be sure to drink it with one of those little umbrellas in your glass.
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big aroma of rum and some coconut. Taste is similar but a bit close to cloyingly sweet, good with the small pour.