wyzzywyz22 (2102) - 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 (8837) - 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 (2495) - 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 (2551) - 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 (2345) - 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 (3605) - 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
kermis (7000) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Brewdog, Camden. Pours clear dark brow with a small tan head. Aroma is rum, vanilla, caramel. Sweet flavour, initially rum, leading into a long vanilla and sweet toffee finish. Normal porter characters don’t seem present, but the BA works well. Full bodied with low carbonation. A great beer!
magdalar (516) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAY 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown, with a small dissipating head. Smells strongly of rum, roasted malt, caramel and some alcohol.
Tastes of a heavy sweetness, medium bitterness, a warming alcohol, and very much of sweet rum.
Medium-full bodied, light carbonation, oily texture.
Finishes with a warming and somewhat biting alcohol.
Sigmund (5734) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle in cardboard box, Cardinal Pub & Bar. ABV is 11.5%. Very dark brown colour, nearly black, mahogany in the highlights. Moderate beige head. Strong and impressive aroma of rum barrel (= oak, dark rum, vanilla). Sweet and very malty flavour, again with strong notes of rum barrel, also molasses, caramel, raisins, chocolate and mild coffee. The domination of the rum barrel is no doubt intentional, but as BrewDog are normally not afraid to use hops (to say the least), I think they could have used some more of them here. But by all means, this is a lovely beer, when you want to satisfy your sweet tooth.