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Camerons Obsidian Imperial Porter Rum Barrel Aged

Brewed by Camerons Brewing Company
Style: Imperial/Strong Porter
Oakville, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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Cameron’s Obsidian Imperial Porter Rum Barrel Aged is next in the Barrel Aged Series. Obsidian Imperial Porter is 9.2% Alcohol by Volume and is offered in a 650ml bottle. Dark & intriguing as the midnight sky, Cameron’s OBSIDIAN Imperial Porter is loaded with magnificent and robust flavour. Aged for seven months in Caribbean rum barrels, roasted malt and chocolate character abound in this velvety nectarous ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bahumat (91) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
Cameron’s Oak Ages Series Obsidian Imperial Porter Rum Barrel Aroma: 9/10. Treacle, toffee, rum and raisin, pleasantly yeasty. Appearance: 5/5. Pours black with a brown head that lingers. Taste: 9/10. Thick coffee and rum, caramel, and more chocolate. Imperial Porter exellence! Finishes with chocolate and blackberry and rum and coffee. Many layers! Only lost point is for slightly too bitter for my tastes. Palate: 4/5, great creamy mouthfeel and nice smooth finish. Lonnnng finish, chocolate icing and coffee and blackberry. Overall: 18/20. WOW. Where did this come from?! The best porter experience I’ve ever had. Nice lighter option versus imp stouts!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
CanIHave4Beers (3185) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 8, 2014
808s n FartRates review #24, courtesy of course of a kindly northerner who’s name unfortunately escapes me.
Pours basically black with a nice ol’ head.

The aroma is roasty but also sweet. It’s got some chocolate cake stuff happening with some light and well integrated booze.

The flavor is decidedly heavy on apple forward rum. It’s ashy with some dark chocolate, and has a higher level of malty bitterness than I would prefer. That’s not to say that it doesn’t have an enjoyable enough flavor, but too boozy and bitter for me to find much balance in.
Really though, whoever offered me this... thanks for breaking up all the Malt Liquor ratings with something like this... really thank you!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16410) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty rum aroma with chocolate hints. Roasted malty woody chocolate flavor with hints of rum. Had a roasted malty woody chocolate and rum finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gendv138 (1028) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle during RBSG 2014. Dark brown with light tan head. Aromas of rum, toast, roast. Tastes of rum, toast, dark fruit. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (10642) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle @ Presidential Suite. Thanks to the Canadian Contingent. Black in color with a tan head. Lots of roasted malt and dark chocolate. Slight rum and vanilla. A bit of ash and licorice, perhaps some black cherry. Good bitterness of roasted malt, coffee, and dark chocolate. Moderate toffee and dark fruit sweetness. Subtle spirit and barrel. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (7991) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle. RBSG St. Louis. Pours brown tan head. Nose/taste of rum, oak, toasty chocolate brownie and cake. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (6988) - Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2014
650ml bottle. Huge raisin notes that kind of meld with the rum, stoutlike-attack.Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SirADNielsen (8948) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle @ the pussy palace. Pours a dark brown appearance with a tan head. Chocolate, caramel, white fruity, coconut, vanilla aroma. Medium body. A bit boozy finish. Sort of nutty, caramel, dark chocolate flavor. Fun brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (6505) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle thanks to Kevin. Pours black with a dark brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has musty dark grains, and light roasted malts with a hint of rum underlying. Flavor has nice roasted malts and dark grain combination with a nice touch of rum.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6013) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2014
22oz thanks to Kbudd! Shared at RBSG hotel tasting. Black color. Thin light brown head. Leaves good thicker lace. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of chewy lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Good roast, coffee, light dark fruit. Moderate to bigger bitter taste, light dry finish. Shiit, this is good. Solid stuff. Nice light spicy rum notes. Solid.

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