mathieuc (1571) - Québec, Quebec, - JAN 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pitch black with a toffee colored head that lingers for a while. Nose is boozy, with rum notes and a considerable amount of roasted malt. Flavor-wise there is a good malt backbone shining with a decent amount of sweetness covered by roasted malt that comes out ashy at times (which I despise usually, but this time I’m able to get over it). Alcohol is well hidden and the syrupy mouthfeel from the restrained carbonation makes the experience really enjoyable only in small quantities.
tbonde (15) - DENMARK - JAN 30, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
50 cl. bottle at home shared with girlfriend to accompany a Beeramisu (!) where the ladyfingers were soaked in this brew instead of a liquor. And it worked! Great dessert and this extremely rich brew once again showed its powers. Dark, intense, with notes of smoke, coffee, oak are dominant though in this particular batch, the rum was not too prevalent. Not very fizzy, but then the bottle had been opened for a while when we enjoyed it. As the bottle had a 2022 last sell by date, it was a pretty young example and they do get better with age. Won awards when it was introduced in 2008 and it still holds up. If you are a Porter/Stout enthusiast, you must try this mamouth!
Ferris (5280) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Deep dark chocolate notes and a very rich nice sweetness. Deep jet brown black with a rich brown head. Dark roast, bittersweet dark chocolate and a nice sweetness. Really nice.
WojciechW (13) - POLAND - JAN 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Jet-black and dense, in aroma there is a lots rum, chocolate, some sherry, bery godd taste, good bitterness, its like liquid chocolate, GREAT BEER
Abrakarl (355) - SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of the best beers yet. Rum barrell ageing should be tried by more. Lovely rich aroma and creamy feel. Long lasting nice taste.
sokuzs1 (65) - - JAN 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: complex, chocolate,rum, oak, coffee, alcohol, a hint of smoky aroma in the background
Taste: sweet, medium bitterness, chocolate, alcohol, rum, coffee
shoulderbroken (2331) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Craft. But of rum in the nose, but the taste is just roasty and oaty. Bit of sweet vanilla. Nice but maybe a bit too boozy, although I can’t taste it. (seems I was smashed)
xlts (35) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours jet black, rather small beige head. Aroma is heavily on the roasted side, tons of coffee, some floral notes. Taste is smooth, chocolate-y. Strong roasty aftertaste
Moolesen (249) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle 50cl. Pitch black with a foamy brown head. Nose has hints of typical stout, oak and some smoked/roasted malt. What a great rich taste, fantastic. Coffee, subtle hopped and very intense. Long finish. Superb beer.
Klimaet (346) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a medium brown head. Aromas of vanilla, cocoa, light chocolate, some sweet fruits, some roast. Taste is pretty roasty up front, vanilla, cocoa, coffee beans, dark sweet fruits.
Japalo (1295) - DENMARK - DEC 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@home. Black. Small mokka coloured head. Dried raisin prune dates and figs. Rum strong alcoholic. Great brew.