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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.38   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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50% aged in Rum barrels, 50% aged in Apple Brandy barrels


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beardaxe (169) - - JUL 11, 2014
Poured from a bomber into a wine glass. Dark pour, but not motor oil like. Little head. Very boozy aroma (more of brandy than rum) with moderate soy saucey smell. Flavor is terrific, as expected. The beer is quite sweet, but not cloying or overwhelming like dark lord. The blended barrels work well, though I do think the brandy is much more prominent. The chilis are faded a little bit compared to regular Hunahpu but that is to be expected with so much going on. Despite the huge smith of flavors in this beer it has a unified coherent flavor. Really great stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
writerljberg (668) - Oregon, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle broken out a tasting by Douglas. Thanks! A: Thick black body, cappuccino head. N: Pepper, cinnamon, cocoa, vanilla, caramel, apple brandy, rum, sugars, chilies. T: Sweet as hell, pretty much cloying except for the intense spiciness on the back of the throat. Chocolate and chili is usually good, but Iím not digging this concoction. M: Huge body, sticky, oily. O: A different version of this well known RIS. Like the Apple Brandy variant, it is intense. However, despite the complexity, itís not actually something I want to drink. Itís just too much, and that doesnít appeal to me.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
douglas88 (5841) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 6, 2014
750 ml bottle thanks to Dan. Pours a jet black color with a small brown head. A big sweet boozy nose with clear rum and sugary sweet malts. Dark chocolate, rum, heat, coconut, a bit of licorice and brown sugar. The brew is overall really sweet and hot, but complex. The clear brandy and rum barrels make it shine. Loads to love here. The beer is actually very drinkable despite being boozy and super sweet. I think most of the work here is due to the barrels, awesome treatment.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
neepsntatties (1185) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle sample from "Douglas88". Colour...totally black with no head. Helluva a lot of tendrils on the swirl. Nose...sharp, intense and loaded with Bourbon vanilla, rum, burnt marshmallow and hints of apple brandy in apple tart flavour. Palate... instantly bitter, tangy and then ultra sweet! The cocoa is quite intense and then thereís plenty of coffee to go with it all. The booze is quite evident and yet its well blended with the flavours that are present. Ultra dark chocolate exists thorough out and adds to the bittersweet chocolate finish. Noice stuff! Thanks, Doug!

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mR_fr0g (2534) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2014
Keg at the Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2/5/2014 yellow session. Thick black treacle visvous pour, relucant tan head. Aroma is barrel, booze, bourbon figs& raisin. Flavour is rich oakand soft roast,cherry and slight spice in the finish. A little toasted cocnut in there as well. Big full body, very viscous and smooth. Again huge depth of flavour. The BA version just edges it.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Zekada (79) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2014
Draught at CBC. Nose of sweet, dark chocolates and a significant smell of coconut. Solid black colour with a small brown head. Taste is sweet, dried fruits and again the very noticeable note of coconut. Palate is prefect. Lingers just enough to be pleasant and leaves you wishing for more. One of the best beer Iíve ever had.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernesto987 (3611) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 2, 2014
increbile flavors, so many, roast, ash, apple, sweet, molasses, vanilla, spices, tons and tons of cinnamon. I love it!!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TXBadger (1272) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Pours black like oil with tan head. Cinnamon, chocolate, roast, oak, vanilla, and rum on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with some brandy raisin flavors. Extemely complex, delicious.

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Leveejr (91) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Pours jet black with small khaki head. Smells of chocolate malt, rum, cinnamon, and cocoa. Taste is cinnamon, raisin, vanilla. Phenomenal beer. Flawless, balanced and amazing flavor ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5277) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Opaque black color with a small, dark tan head that left sticky lacing on the glass. Aroma of tons of wood, charred wood, roast, apple, rum, chocolate, dark fruits, and some alcohol. Taste of roast, burnt wood, dark chocolate, molasses, apple brandy, and strong alcohol.


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