5000 (6265) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Pitch black pour, little head, little lacing. Has an oily cola like appearance on the glass as I swirl it. This one is gonna be heavy! Nose of raisins and other associated dark pitted fruit. Light alcohol, a little sweet fig pudding as well. Heat right up front, roasty, smooth, heavy malts, with some subtle hints of Rum on the tongue. Low hop aspect overall. Lots of graham cracker on this one too. Cinnamon doesn’t really make an appearance, at least to me. Body and mouthfeel are smooth, moderate to full. A little warming on the backside, slightly astringent (green), with graham cracker, alcohol infused raisins (or dates), and a touch of Rum.   I expected this one to be more Rum like, less heat, and a bit sweeter. I think maybe if you have one of these, sit on it a while longer so that it can mellow a bit. Good as is, even if a little bruising. Thanks for the rare treat Jason!
HonusWagner (1368) - Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet, rum-soaked, kinda like chocolate ice cream and rum raisin ice cream were blended together. Pretty good flavors but not incredibly tasty and really tough to drink. Basically, an imperial stout that is very solid but nevertheless far from the pinnacle.
jandd1983 (2541) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the RBSG 2014. It poured a black color with a tan head. The aroma was slightly boozy, with rum, brown sugar and some spices. The taste was of rum, brown sugar, raisins and cinnamon. Awesome.
gendv138 (1232) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle during RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting at Schlafly Tap Room. Black with tan head. Aromas of rum, caramel, chocolate. Tastes of rum, dark fruit, spices, cookies, chocolate. Full body with a dry finish. Very enjoyable.
DalzAle (1978) - 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 (3455) - 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 (2064) - 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 (6321) - 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 (1876) - Rock Ridge, 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 (903) - San Diego, 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 (4825) - 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.