olio (5953) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle as "De Molen Moord & Brand (Rum Barrel Aged)" (10.8% abv).
Pours jet black color with a large beige head. The rum is very strongly present on the aroma, it practically overwhelms all other aromas almost completely, some minty tones and maybe faint vanilla can be found also.
Flavor is quite intense too, dark roasted malts on the flavor, some grainy notes, cocoa, dark chocolate and some faint honey also.
Very thick oily palate with a bitter malty and a bit dry finish. Alcohol burns at the end a bit, some very heavy stuff this is. Excellent.
Vaiz (3284) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in a field in Hungary. Black pour, thin tan head. Aroma of rum, leather, licorice, chocolate, molasses, caramel, ripe fruits and a bit alcoholic. Flavor is quite sweet and spicy worth a strong alcoholic warmth and an almost clinical iodine finish. Strange barrel choice, not sure if I really like it. Definitely unique.
uckelman (239) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUL 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle. Pours dark brown, opaque. Oily film on top. Very rich aroma. The rum definitely comes across from the moment the bottle is opened. After the rum, there’s a bit of smoked malt. Flavor is pleasantly unsweet, with hints of leather on the finish. Full, somewhat oily body.
sarauckelman (160) - Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUL 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thick dark black, utterly opaque. Oily film instead of a head. Strong nose of rum. Tastes like molasses, with extra burn and rum, plus harsh coffee notes on the finish (almost too harsh). Mouthfeel like watered down molasses.
ametras (342) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle. Black with minimal brown head. Flavors are dark chocolate, dark fruits, roasted malts, oak, rum, alcohol, tobacco, caramel and vanilla with salty notes. Full body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Pretty good, definitely a sipper.
rouhlas (78) - GREECE - JUN 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle at The Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Black color with small nice beige head. Aroma is rum, rum (again), raisin, chocolate and alcohol. Taste is sweet and almost the same as the aroma. Medium to full body, creamy with soft carbonation.
Stuu666 (1711) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Huge alcohol hit from the rum, spicy, coconut, sweet chocolate, dry roast, very tasty!
gam (3183) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick oily pour and dark small beige head weak carbonation aromas rich rum influence sugary caramel chocolate coconut coffee rich fruits the flavours oily thick sticky roast coffee medium bitter rum is sweet lovely touch sugary note great barrelling influence caramel liquorice lovely sweetness marzipan rich imperial hops good the finish rum delight rich malts sweetness and bitter well balanced rewardingly lovely imperial
tderoeck (4447) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 21, 2014
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
2/V/14 - 33cl bottle as "Moord & Brand Rum Barrel Aged" @ ThirstyBird’s place - bottled: 9/IX/13 (2014-472) Thanks to ThirstyBird for sharing the bottle!
Dark brown beer, small irregular layer of beige bubbles, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: shitloads of rum all right. Also overripe banana, alcohol, some marzipan, bit of overripe pineapple. MF: ok carbon, full body, thick texture. Taste: rum overload, sweet, bit of citrus, overripe banana, lots of marzipan, Maraschino cherries, some caramel, sugary alcohol. Aftertaste: pretty bitter, overripe banana, some chocolate, rum, alcohol, pineapple juice, some marzipan, more alcohol. A bit over the top, this one. Could hardly finish a quarter of the bottle.
ThirstyBird (1486) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAY 3, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours black/ brown with a small head. The smell is rum, rum balls, dark fruit, alcohol esters. The taste is rum, smoke, over ripe fruit, alcohol. The body is and oily with minimal carbonation. A sipper that is not really my thing.