KingCecil (1912) - DENMARK - APR 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home .... it pours very dark brown with a caramel colored small head... the aroma is rum, dark fruits like raisins and honey.... The flavor is honey, rum, warming alcohol and dark fruits....
bergstaden (887) - Røros, NORWAY - APR 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber with brown head - sweet malt and vanilla aroma - good sweet malt with some vanilla and wood with some dark fruit notes in there as well - finishes with lingering sweet malt and some wood - this was very good
laiti (4557) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle @ O’Hara’s Freehouse. Batch #176, bottled 05.11.2011
Aroma has vanilla, raisins and alcohol.Also some sweet malt with caramel and woody notes. Flavour is sweet with raisins, some stinging alcohol, wood and caramel. Looks, smells and tastes like a barley wine.Alcohol is clearly present here but it doesn’t disturb much even though this feels a bit thin. A very slow sipper like LA Deliverance or Angel’s Share.
olio (4830) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle @ O’hara’s Freehouse, Tampere. batch #176. Bottled on 05.12.2011.
Pours hazy red color with a small head. Aroma of raisins, toffee, caramel malts, some yeast and wood. Mild rum also. Flavour of sweet ripe fruits, toffee, caramel malts, faint vanilla and wood. Soft carbonation with mild sourish palate. More like an barley wine or american strong ale than an porter. Very nice sip beer anyways.
sblsimone85 (138) - USA - APR 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Birra di colore scuro,note aromatiche e speziate al naso. Sentori caramellati e cioccolatosi con un corpo ed un equilibrio quasi perfetto. Birra da degustare a piccoli sorsi ma di ottima fattura.
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wainwj (10) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very dark, champagne like head.
Rich, smokey, bombfire toffee with a slight rum finish.
Amazing beer but BrewDog’s Paradox range is better.
giorossonero (7) - - MAR 19, 2013 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Colore scuro, impenetrabile;schiuma leggera chiara e poco comppatta; note aromatiche molto evidenti con una lunga persistenza delle stesse; struttura complessa con i sentori di rhum che la fanno da padroni!
berlinoise2go (553) - NORWAY - MAR 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (33cl). Clear, dark golden brown colour. Small offwhite head reducing to a ring with a small amount of lacing. Malty aroma with raisins, rum, oloroso sherry, molasses, wood, caramel, hint of vinegar. Medium/full body, soft carbonation, oily mouthfeel. Sweet malty taste, balanced by a solid acidity (akin to dry sherry) and mild bitterness. Long, relatively dry aftertaste with rum and wood.
crube88 (1) - - MAR 9, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Beer produced in collaboration with the brewery Port Brewing Co. (Lost Abbey) Marcos (California).
It is a Imperial Porter, produced with seven different malts and a single hop, not to emphasize the bitter notes, and then left to mature for more than a year in barrels previously used for the weathering of the rum.
Try to Moonshine bar was a truly amazing experience for the senses.
One of the best beers available in my opinion.
adamjackson (1761) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A - Very dark brown / amber ale with a finger head that fades fast. Decent lacing.
S - Loads of raisins on the nose with a hint of caramel and vanilla
T - taste is boozy but not as much as I expected with a nice fig / raisin presence. Rum of course comes through adding more sweetness. some "jelly donut" characters with a caramel and raisin finish
M - Medium body, hard to form much carbonation on the mouth swish.
O - I could drink the entire 12oz to myself but I’d prefer not to. Very sweet, needs to mellow with age? or maybe this is just a very sweet beer and should be split with a friend.