ctipping (1411) - Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2016
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On-tap at Pegís. Originally reviewed March 9, 2012.
Quite black with a nice dark khaki/mocha head. Sticky without much retention.
Nose has strong barrel notes of vanilla and oak. Rum is secondary, which is good because I donít love the rum aroma. Good chocolate behind everything. Really smells quite wonderful.
Rum is definitely more prominent in the taste. Sweet rum flavor with less barrel. Some vanilla and oak, but mostly rum. Chocolate and some bitterness. Good finish from the stout, but the rum lingers for a bit too long making it seem hot.
Tingly alcohol without being too boozy. Low carbonation. The lingering rum flavor is a bit unpleasant, though.
I donít think this is anywhere near as good as Rare DOS, but Iím in the minority. I find that the rum detracts more than it adds.
Countbeer (6222) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle @ Itís raining cats and whales tasting: Served in a taster:
Black beer. Brown head.
Nose of wood, taninne, roast, vanilla, rum...
Flavours of roast, earthy tints, wood, some chocolate, light rum, light vanilla...
Aftertaste is bitter, roasty, wood and chocolate...
Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium to full bodied.
Abijen (2512) - ís-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Zwart bier met een goede bruine schuim kraag. Ruikt rum, alcohol, geroosterd, vanille. Smaakt vanille, alcohol burn, geroosterd, koffie, chocolade.
rouhlas (2803) - GREECE - MAR 28, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650 ml bottle shared with friends at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Black color with small beige brown head. Malty aroma, light roasted, rum, wood, dark dried fruits, chocolate, licorice, vanilla. Sweet and light bitter like aroma with some coffee addition. Full silky body with soft carbonation.
markextrae (3977) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 24, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
bottle shared by and with a friend. together with rare dos. poured a dark pitch black colour with a nice tanned head on top. nose is clear rum notice, dark roasted malts, sticky dark chocolate, oak, coconut. lotís of rum when this warms up. taste if way fuller bodied compared to the rare dos, sticky toffee, i love rum barrel aged stouts. and this is really well balanced. mouthfeel is one of the thicker stouts from cycle. this one is on a tie together with the tuesday as my favourite cycle stout! lovely
Tsekouratos (597) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - SEP 18, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Ok, maybe the best beer Iíve tried so far, not cause itís better than any other beer but I really like Rum, and the wedding of Imperial Stouts and Rum in this one is amazing!!!!! 650 ml bottle shared at a RB tasting session in Chania, Crete. Pours a pitch black color with a thin brown head. Aroma is super intense, with chocolate, rum, vanilla, caramel, and oak. Taste is sweet but not cloying, with chocolate, rum, vanilla, caramel, biscuit, freshly baked bread, some plums on the back, GOD this is amazing!!! The aftertaste is just long till you have another sip!!! Medium to full body with low to medium carbonation.
gunnar (7987) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bottle at Crete RB tasting at Antons place. Pours black with a small creamy tanned head. Strong aroma, roasted malts, dark fruits, coffee and rum. Taste is the same, complex dark roasted malts, some nice herbal notes and lovely smooth liquorice, minty long hoppy finish. Lovely complex IS.
beernbourbon (1558) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Justin a trade a while back. Pour is rick black with a thin ring of tan foam. Also many slowly rising small bubbles. Aroma is rich and boozy with loads of rich chocolate malt, vanilla, tobacco, licorice, and liquor. Flavor is rich and sweet with liquor notes coming through strong. Not much alcohol burn, but the rum is apparent. Vanilla, chocolate, rum. The palate is a little thin but this is really nice stuff.
Vestergaard (1760) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - APR 15, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle @Dangerous Bottleshares 7.0 thanks to Baron! Pours a pitch black with a medium sized, brown head. Nose is sweet with plums, rum, figs, prunes, tobacco, cinnamon, chocolate and some roasty malts.Taste is very sweet with caramel, vanilla, prunes and "brunsviger". Cinnamon, roasty sweet malts, slight licorice, some cigar. Really really nice! Fat, full body and average carbonation.
bursprak (2573) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ Dangerous Bottle Share 7.0. Thanks for sharing guys! Pitch black pour with a small tan head. Nose has loads of rhum notes, raisins, molasses and some spices. Taste is rhum forwarded, spices, vanilla, molasses, dark dried fruits, savory notes, chocolate. So smooth and easy drinkable, ABV is well hidden.