finol (2344) - 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 (2423) - 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 (3488) - 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 (6384) - 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 (5566) - 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.
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1121) - FINLAND - MAY 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown color with a small tan head. Rum, raisins and malt in the aroma. Taste is rum, sweet malt, caramel and chocolate. Some bitterness in the finish. Medium-bodied. A bit unbalanced.
KyotoLefty (7173) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Ajen. Nice, pretty head. Red tints in very dark brown beer. Nose of raisins and rum; a bit simple. Soft, sweet, fruity chocolate and fruit flavor, raisins, wood, rum, cola. Nice stuff, lots of rum.
davidmg (49) - SPAIN - MAY 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma a roasted malts y a alcohol, como si fuera un destilado. sabor recuerda a los vinos dulces del sur de españa con un final seco y amargo. De carbonatacion baja con un final alcoholico y a madera.