Pailhead (4362) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 3/20
On tap: The aroma consists of heavy rubbing alcohol, light rum, and a hint of chocolate. Itís a transparent brown with a touch of orange with a minimal off-white head. The flavor starts with a quick dose of chocolate and caramel. The finish is heavy rum and alcohol. Itís rough...real rough. Itís medium bodied with mild carbonation. Overall, this is WAY too rum forward and the alcohol flavors are too much. Itís borderline doing a straight shot of rum...and Iím not a rum fan at all.
Tmoney99 (9977) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap sample. Pours clear dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that was lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted dark chocolate, coffee and dark rum aroma. Medium to full body with a thick smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted sweet malt and rum flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of long duration. This is a standout porter.
bwa5879 (501) - Portage, Michigan, USA - SEP 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark walnut brown to black pour with a small amount of offwhite head. Smells like sour wild ale and red wine, like sangria. Nise nose. Soft carbonation, wine-y mouthfeel, clean finish with just a touch of alcohol heat. Taste is definite rum and what seems like bourbon barrel aged-ness, carmel and vanilla. Tastes a lot like rum, not my favorite but unique.
b3shine (4215) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft to 8 oz snifter at Eccentric Cafe. Looks good; a dark and fairly opaque cola with off-white lacing. Smells good too; rum first and dark malt second. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. Rummy, but good stuff!