Tmoney99 (12402) - 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.
coyotehunter (694) - , Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong aroma of bourbon, oak and dark fruit. Taste is very smooth like a good scotch, lots of barrel flavor, cherry, rum and brandy.. Very smooth palate with an enjoyable burn.
b3shine (7106) - Indiana, 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!
drfabulous (5216) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the shared 750 ml bottle. Carbonation in nose (that smell of a carbonated beer). Body is light with brown sugar and rum. Boozy. Different. Glad to try it.
Cbuk1013 (246) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
If you like rum, you’ll love this beer. The rum over-powers the smell and taste of the porter. You do get a hint of raisin though
Dfonorow (1741) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share at Tribes Alehouse. Pour is dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of rum, booze, and brown sugar. Flavor is similar with the rum barrel leading most of it. Boozy and sweet.
crossovert (9957) - Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
VEry strong rum aspect to this one, it isn’t harsh but it really does an overtake of the flavor profile.
Silphium (3190) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft, Roll out the Barrel Party at the Eccentric Cafe. Deep toffee brown body, thin to medium cream head with lacing. Spicy, butterscotchy rum nose; sharp and boozy. Body dominated by spiced rum with bready, caramely sweetness, brown sugar, and hints of grape. Harsh and cloying, unfortunately.
Christpuncher (2268) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Average beer at best strong on the vanilla and heAvy on the alcohol. Had at dark lord days
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft sample at FOBAB 2013. Pours a bright amber-brown with no head. My main note is RUM! Yeah, that’s not exactly subtle here. It overpowers everything. Some dark fruits, some barrel, some sweetness, but I’d be foolish to try to give other tasting notes here. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a hot, coating mouthfeel. If you like rum, you might like this. If not, you’ll hate it. I fall somewhere in the middle. Disappointed and not going to try it again. But it’s not CIB-level bad.