Lukaduke (2566) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared thanks to JBPortland. Pours a viscous deep umber color with a finger of khaki foam. Lots of malted notes with some spicy booze, cocoa dust, burnt toast, licorice, lingering plum and vanilla.
JBPortland (1102) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle thanks to cparles! Pours dark brown, very slight gusher, big 2 finger+ brown head. Nose has roasty cocoa, licorice, ashy dark fruit, some herbal spice, light minty greens, round dark chocolate. Taste is creamy with ashy cocoa, rounded dsrk baker’s chocolate, some chocolate mint and light herbal spice, some sweet toast and light vanilla. Finishes semi sweet, roasty dark fruit and herbal chocolate, coffee and subtle vanilla bean. Tasty!
mmahut (1379) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 7, 2015
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, thank you santa! Pours in deep dark black body with low ring tan head. I get the sweet vanilla on the nose right away with nice maple syrup like character, dried plums, toffee, the balance is amazing, really gentle woody notes too. At first sip, I get whiskey right away, after a while the palate opens, cocoa, roasty, espresso, nutty, finishes amazing woody character. The bitterness is low to medium, with slight acidic profile. Body is heavy, oily, medium soft carbonation.
john-hansen (24) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a foamy brown head. Flavors are vanilla, chocolate, caramel, coffee and herbal hops. Barrel treatment brings some very nice rhum flavors, woody character and a bit of alcohol heat. An interesting twist on a classic beer.
daknole (10112) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour, decent sized light brown head. The rum barreling has kind of hidden the great aspects of the beer. The cover and vanilla take a backseat to the barrels and the beer is a lot drier too.
mabel (7059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
[6693-20140823] Bottle. Super cocoa chocolatey aroma has a sweet rum barrel background. Black body with a quick foamy brown head. Rum wood-infused chocolate flavour has a long boozy chocolate barrel aftertaste. Full body seems boozy but is actually nicely blended. Delicious, very drinkable. (10/4/9/3/17) 4.3
(Tap Takeover Event @ Volo, Toronto, ON)
Franckg (387) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 22, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Vintage 2013. Arômes de vanille et d’épices, venant surement du murissement en barriques de rhum. Des arômes de chocolat explosent en bouche et laissent tranquillement la place à la vanille et à un rhum épicé doux.
MotherBrother (783) - Aalborg, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour an oily black, with a brownish hue, and a small khaki head.
Aroma has plenty of chocolate, licorice, nice amount of vanilla, faint rum notes, caramel, roasted malt. Pretty complex, with a lot going on, but very well balanced.
Taste is pretty sweet up front, with a nice roasted bitter middle and finish.
Watery body, with a semi flat, yet lively carbonation. Thanks a bunch to my man Mr. Boggy for this treat.
VT (1795) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 4, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
341 ml bottle. Pours black with a resilient beige head. Aroma is rum, vanilla, wood. Flavor is chocolate, wood, rum, leather, cocoa, vanilla. Finish is dark chocolate, booze, metal, leather and rum. Lingering wood, leather, cocoa, vanilla, and a tad bit of alcohol afterburn. Light to medium body, soft and velvety mouthfeel. Weak carbonation. Awesome.
Sammy (9328) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smooth drinking stout. Pours very dark brown. Nice ménage initially, offering more barrelling and coconut as it warms.