Hermod (3879) - Vantaa, FINLAND - APR 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @Viisi Penniä 16.4.2012. Poured black with a thin creamy brown head. Aroma had vanilla, wood, licorice and rum. Flavor was similar, lots of licorice, vanilla, roasted malt, alcohol and some ash. Long roasted finish. Sweet, oily and sticky mouthfeel. Full bodied.
piscator34 (2040) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled sample via Fred82 (I think), and shared with oakbluff. Near black in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas of red licorice, molasses, and a bit of chocolate. Flavours are of MacIntosh toffee, chocolate, a bit of roasty black malt, and faint orchard fruit. Only medium bodied, so a bit light for the style. Has a bit of "foreign stout" about it. Quite drinkable considering the alcohol level. Solid.
laiti (6536) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
50 cl bottle @ ISKTR. Rated on 20.03.2011
Aroma has coffee, some licorice and vanilla. Flavour has some well roasted malt, coffee, licorice and hints of vanilla. Could not locate the rum here – and actually this is rather light stuff for an 11% ABV beer.
Minderbinder (2318) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black, with high brown head, featuring some lacing. Aroma is of coffee, roasted malt, sweetness, some spices. Taste is roasted malt, sugar, rhum, some bitterness. Sitcky mouthfeel. Well balanced, though maybe unorthodox.
tom10101 (3576) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 500 ml . Appearance: Beautiful beer. Pours pitch black with a medium brown head. Aroma: Coffee, roasted malt, sweet, rhum. Taste: Sweet, roasted malt, rhum with a bitter finish. Sticky mouthfell. Overall: Not bad. One of the most beautiful beer i’ve seen (appearance). A bit too sweet for an imperial stout. Don’t like the taste of rhum in a beer.
BeerViking (2931) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Treacle and liquorice nose, slightly oily body, treacle, coffee, salt liquorice, a hint of rum, a little red fruit, then a dry bitter coffee finish with touches of herby hops and salt liquorice.
BrianWillum (217) - København S., DENMARK - MAR 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating from note. Bottle. Aroma of sweet caramel and roasty malt. Dark beer, but with no real head. Taste of sweet caramel and maybe rasins as well. Maybe a bit to sweet, but great balance between sweetness and bitterness.
j12601 (7386) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at a tasting at James’ place. Pours a deep brown to black with a thin beige to tan head. Cocoa and rum on the nose, chocolate. A touch almost metallic, but not metal flavors, just an odd thinness to in the body. Softly sweet, more cocoa powder and chocolate on the finish. Easy drinking.
jtclockwork (10260) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at my house. Pours black with brown head. Nose/taste of vanilla, fudge brownies, cocoa, roast chocolate and mild spices. Taste is more of a burnt black malt with some lactose sweetness. Medium body.
AndySnow (4502) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bortle @ Monk’s. Dark brown/black colour with some head. Burned chocolate alcohol aroma. At least like to think that there is some rum flavour among the stronger chocolate and alcohol ones.