esp0r (1890) - NORWAY - JUL 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Boxed bottle enjoyed at home
Pours dark brown, thin tanned head. Smells of liquorice, dark caramel, tart fruits and roasted malts. Heavy heavy sweet, quite dominant caramel, some of the tartness from the aroma blends in., also some fruityness and roast. Moderate bitter, fruit bitterness and some earthy notes. Quite strange mouthfeel, the bitterness fuzz up the smooth texture, i can’t really say it’s all that pleasent. I like alot of the aspects of this beer, but it don’t blow me away in any way. Still, the fancy box makes my expectations a bit to high for what this beer actually is
mkel07 (3017) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle. Dark black in colour with a skinny tan head. Spice and rum in the aroma which is pleasant. You can taste the rum in the flavour and the alcohol content is well contained. An interesting and very good beer.
bluevegie (3049) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost dark brown body with short head and a greenish tinge. Rum, caramel, raisins and tar on the aroma. Sweet taste, fullish body but fairly easy to drink, some chocolate coming through, also brown sugar and liquorice .
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wyzzywyz22 (1942) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Stirchley Wines, Birmingham. Dark brown pour with a small fading tan head. Sweetish nose with notes of roasted malts and dark fruit. Similar themes occurred in the flavour which had some nice rum notes alongside some dark choc, vanilla, wood and fairly prominent booze. As a rum lover I enjoyed this. A worthy collaboration.
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours deep brown with bronzy / reddish tinges. Small tan coloured head that feel away super quickly. Nice aromas shows dark fruits, honey and light caramel. Some alcohol comes through nicely to balance. Really nice nose. Flavours show some light caramel sweetness before a somewhat booxy finish. Nice beer.
leaparsons (7923) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very dark brown with a beige foam. Aromas are marzipan and vinous fruits with raisins and sweet cola. Molasses and soy with bready yeast. Flavours are fudge and chocolate with Xmas pudding and spicy marzipan alcohol. Raisins with plummy apricot and black currant jam. Sticky fruit with dates and damson jam. Spicy and warming on the finish. Good stuff.
finol (2091) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Systembolaget.
Pours dark brown with a tan head.
Bit sour porter aroma with coffee and booze barrels.
Sweet brew with taste of vanilla, chocolae, strawberries and used coffee grounds.
hirigalzkar (2225) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Sweet aroma with notes of wood, coffee beans and milk. Notes of caramel, vanilla, strawberries and peanuts in taste. Oily.
jonno (2231) - JAPAN - MAY 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This wasn’t bad - except it was flat, which dulled the impact. Rum, candy floss, vinious and dark malts. Decent body despite the lack of carbonation. Some added vanilla and soy sauce in the taste.
gam (3159) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small solid biege head very black pour mild medium carbonation aromas of dark rum rich coffee dark chocolate lots of dark fruit dry as well liquorice vanilla caramel the flavours caramel sweetness vanilla rum influence not overdone good ageing malty chocolate coffee liquorice plum prune raisin dates cracking porter the finish got the aging perfect rich malt dark tastes fruits dried and dark smooth tastes they being the aftertastes good porter nice medium bitter