j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring at the grand tasting at RBSG in Philly. Pours a deep jet black. Big chocolate and roast. Great aromas but my oh my is it sweet. Syrupy, with chocolate and roast, chocolate pudding, brownies. Sweet, sweet, sweet, and more sweet. Chewy brownies on the finish.
pineypower (2754) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thanks to someone for bringing this to RBSG. Pours out black with a thin tan head. Aroma is of some sweet raisins, roast, oak, and light alcohol. Nice creamy mouthfeel with some nice notes of raisin, cinnamon, chocolate, roast, oak and some light boozy rum notes in there also. Kind of like if someone made a chocolate rum raisin ice cream, minus the ice cream part.
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 15, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dak sent me this in a trade so I brought it to the BA Speedway release. Big and black and thick. Super sweet with raisins and rum. Nuttiness comes out a little in the back, but mostly dark sweet and rich rummy. Smooth.
drowland (7051) - Georgia, USA - JUN 15, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
6/15/11. 750mL bottle. Deeep black pour with a small tan head. Awesome sweet raisin and spice aroma like a wonderful raisin bread or some other dessert. Sweet raisin and rum flavor with a dash of chocolate and lingering coffee. Quite nice!
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 15, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle lagunitasfan. Dark oil pour, whispy brown head. Roasty nose with a little boozy rum floating in the background. Sweet, roasty, malty flavors with some brownie and nuts. Sweet but soft, somewhat velvety with fudge in the finish and the rum rounding and softening and refining things. Pretty damn good...if not maybe just a touch too sweet...but the rum makes that a lot more tolerable than it would be without the rum.
Drink4Satan (676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 14, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Churchkey in D.C. (full pour). Pours impenetrable black with the deepest, frothiest brown head Iíve yet to come across. The aroma is ripe with black currant, black cherries, smoke, molasses, dates/prunes, rum, oak and berries. It is violently overwhelming and I love it! The flavour is a bit salty (slightly off-putting) with intense milk chocolate, tannic notes, ash, coffee, and black pepper. Slimey/sweet vinous malts hide the booze. The mouthfeel is slick, gently carbonated, and as full-bodied as they come with an uber long palate duration. The finish leaves violently intense chocolate and smoke impressions. This is not for the faint of heart. A beer truly reserved for the sturdiest of palates. The only thing that I could really have done without was the odd salty tinge. aside for that, this is magnificent!
GT2 (9364) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL at RBSG 2011. The pour is a flat, ink black with ruby highlights. Nose is red fruity, vinous, currants. Taste is ashy, chalky, tobacco. Palate is astringent, tannic, ashy. Feels over oaked. Would like to retry.
1FastSTi (3344) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
The beer pours to a pitch black body with an ultra dark brown head. Creamy. The aroma is tomato juice. Very strange that I get that, but Iím sticking to it. The flavor is spiced rum and chocolate with a subtle tangy bloody mary and a really dry black patent malt on the finish. Deep raisins with subtle cinnamon. At times, some vegetal components. The palate is really thick and full bodied. Booze is well hidden. I think itís simply off.
MrChopin (3726) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tepid red-brown, thin tan ring. Cocoa, oatmeal, chocolate. Dirty vinous chocolate, bit of oat and roasted malt, short finish with thin vinous body. Chalky sugar, messy body, but decently balanced for ccb.
jrallen34 (3497) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to Sean9689 for this... pours a dark black body with a dark tan head, a decent head rises but fails to thin ring... nose is outstanding, the best rum barrel aged beer Iíve come across, unreal sweet rum and coconut notes, subtle rum with a hint of roast... taste is fantastic, totally a bohr and dirac blend with a lot of roast and smoke coming through but its smoothed out and muted by the rum which adds a great sweet quality to this... palate is perfect, velvet alcohol... this is the real deal, get this