Ratman197 (8824) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle shared by Doodler (thanks Scott!) poured a clear dark reddish brown nearly black with a lasting brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, rum, oak, cocoa and alcohol. Palate was full bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, bakers cocoa, light rum and light oak with a smooth lingering cocoa finish.
Superman75 (187) - - SEP 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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teddybeer (2055) - Madrid, SPAIN - SEP 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Animal. Black with a tan head, very creamy and dense, good lasting and nice lacework. Aroma has roasted malts notes, with hints of wood and ashes, malts and ripe fruit are present as well. Flavor is roasted and toasted malts, licorice, coffee, slightly bittery but fine compensated with alcohol, notes of wood. The final is bittery, strong coffee with a good duration. In the aftertaste we can find notes of dark rum with wooden hints.
GothGargoyle (891) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Craft Beer Co, Clerkenwell. Black with a good pale brown head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, molasses, and the subtlest hint of rum. Creamy mouthfeel, full bodied, bittersweet on the palate with a little harsh booze on the finish. Taste is dark chocolate, dark rum, raisins, brown sugar, oak, roasted malts. Good but just a touch too harsh at the end.
Theydon_Bois (6328) - 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 (896) - 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 (510) - 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 (1200) - 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 (5785) - 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.