Theydon_Bois (5320) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Craft Islington, 19/09/13.
Dark black with a moderately sized dirty tan head that retains well.
Nose is big roast malts with dark chocolate, light run and raisen back waft.
Taste comprises sweet chocolate notes, roast malt blast furnace, brown sugarsm dark toffee fudge, light rum notes.
Medium bodied with oooomph, fine carbonation but over cooked.
Decent enough impy let down a little by the spritzy feel. The rum is well integrated into the beer though so not the sweet sticky messy it could have turned into with the wrong brewer at the helm!
Hopday (1) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Could have been called Rum and Raisin. Lovely aroma with a really balanced rum presence throughout.
Niall73 (669) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at CBC Brixton. Pours a dense black/brown with a tan head. Aroma is coffee, choc and prune juice. Medium to full body, fine carbonation which makes it tinglier than most big stouts I've had. And this is big and sticky. It's coffee initially, then the dark fruits - prune, figs. The rum isn't massive, just present. There's treacle too, and a meatiness with soy/teriyaki. Good.
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Nische (442) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black color with a small tan head. Roasted malt, chocolate, alcohol and some coffee. Flavor is roasted malt, dark chocolate, some alcohol and burnt notes. Full bodied. Aftertaste is roasted with some bitterness.
KansaiBeerLvrs (884) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Øltorget. 11% aged in rum barrels then added 30 bottles of rum. Thick pitch black pour with a rich tan head. Dark coffee & mild rum aroma. Coffee, some chocolate, vanilla, toffee & maybe some sweetness from the rum. Very nice.
KyotoLefty (5575) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at CBC. Pitch black with a low, dark brown head. Burnt nose with bacon, coffee, brown sugar, soy sauce. Super sweet flavor, soy sauce, chocolate, vanilla, coffee, burnt toast. Over-the-top. Tasty but too super sweet and cloying.
kryon (1032) - SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with brown medium head
Aromas of milk chocolate, hints of coffee, dark malts, cant really find the rum
Taste has chocolate, rum, bitter dark malts
It has an ok palate but could have bigger body
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SuperTiti33 (233) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 10, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Noire. Gros collet. Mousse moka. Nez: boisé. Cacao. Alcool. Cannelle. Truffe au chocolat. Bouche: liquoreuse sans être trop sucré. Belle amertume. Café. Épicé. Boisé. Rhum. Ne fais vraiment pas son alcool. Herbacé. Torréfié. Légèrement sucré (pour le %). Chocolat. Sublime.
SnakeTown (315) - SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Kolsvart med brunt skum och lite skum! Massor med Kaffe och choklad och lite rom i smaken!
BarryKonrad (80) - NORWAY - AUG 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pitch black, with a rich creamy beige head. The head dissipates quickly, but leaves some lacing behind. Aroma is predominantly burnt and smoky, with some coffee notes in there as well. Good creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is smoky on the palate, with bitter and roasted coffee malts in the finish. Some hints of oak as well, the rum is hardly noticeable though. I give this one thumbs up, a fine imperial stout.