DalzAle (2026) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUL 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Nater31176! Rich dark black pour, little carbonation and an aroma of sweet dark chocolate and some light booze. Flavor was nice mellow meld of slightly rummed up chocolate, just enough raisin to be noticeable and sweet milk sugar on the aftertaste. Solid.
Enjoyit (3757) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black of color with a brown head. An aroma of liqurice, vanilla, roasted and sweets. A flavor of alcohol, liqurice, vanilla, sweets, roasted and a nice oily texture.
jcnielsen (3220) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Grand Tasting during RBSG. Pours a black color with off white head. Cocoa, bourbon, oak flavors.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted at RBSG grand tasting. 750ml bottle. Very dark brown color. Minimal head. Bigger body. Awesome chewy texture to it. Great dark chocolate, light spice. Moderate roast. Good bitter taste. Light bit of warmth. Mild sweet. Yeah. Good stuff.! Met expectations, considering..
Homer321 (4318) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared at RBSG 2014. A ton of dark fruit and booze. Taste is sweet with a chocolate and raisin note. A ton of alcohol warning. Kind of harsh.
daleharshman (1045) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber (from original 2011 batch, I believe) shared at my house recently by my buddy Shem who has acquired a very nice stash of rare aged ales. Pours pitch black with only the thinnest layer of brown foam. AROMA of charred malts, smooth dark chocolate, hints of rum, and some spice. FLAVOR of semi-sweet chocolate (fudge brownie), nutty roasted malts, some dry cinnamon, smooth rum, and some dark fruit. There’s a nice balanced between the sweet and the roasty in the mount. Must confess that I could not help being a little disappointed on this one...the mere premise of this beer (imperial milk stout with raisins and rum-aged) had my mouth watering. So my hopes were too high...but this is still a very good beer. (242, 876)
mar (5256) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black with a deep khaki head. Sticky, light cinnamon, vanilla, wood and sweet. Thick and hearty, molasses, sweet, vanilla, wood, chewy, alcohol, rum, great finish.
pentaz (1264) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, plenty of dark fruits, lots of rum, oak. Taste is heavy sweet and bitter. Body is full, texture is thick oily, carbonation is soft. Finishes boozy and intense. Nicely integrated flavours.
dchmela (3013) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
From the bottle, on a glorious beauty of a winter Sunday in Florida. Pours an inky black with very little head. Huge roasted grain, dark fruit and rum notes in aroma. Thick smooth malt body, lots of roasted grain, chocolate, rum, vanilla barrel notes, dark fruit in the taste. Just a big thick tasty stout, absolutely awesome.
mverity (294) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
NYE bottle share a Proof. Poured a pitch black with zero head. No collar, and no lacing, but some decent legs from the thick body. Aroma is of very dark malt with a lot of coffee and a touch of spice (cinnamon, clove or nutmeg?). Taste has a lot of raisin up front, with the deep malt in the middle, a touch of booze (rum) throughout. Extremely low carbonation but that thick body lends to a good mouthfeel.