cgarvieuk (15379) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle at home ... at the Lets do a Chris O tasting...deep black ... thin tan lacing ... dark roast malt nose ... sweet malts ... light rum ... light chocolate... light deisal oil
djd07 (3976) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle as shown. Pours a dark brown with beige head that lasts. The aroma is chocolate, roast, rum, and oak. Thick mouthfeel with strong roast and booze with cocoa and light boozey finish. Very impressive.
Errl (1782) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to the homie Jstax..Pour is dark black with a nice bubbly tan head..Nose is nice walnut, rum, brownie, spice, chocolate, nice fudge..Taste is nice fudge brownie soaked in rum, dry, sticky, chocolate, coffee, walnut..
wedgie9 (2230) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 10, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted on 4/28/12 with the Nashville and Knoxville crews at Curtis’ old house, I provided this one. Pours completely black with a thin, cascading brown head that leaves thin lace. The nose is black walnut liqueur, molasses, dark chocolate, vanilla, and some bitter chocolate. The flavor is lightly sweet, with tons of vanilla, nutty liqueur, molasses, very complex. The body is syrup thick with light carbonation and a long nocino, vanilla, and bitter coffee finish.
Brigadier (3125) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A fine imperial stout was a great deal while sitting at the recently opened tap room. Heavy and thick this requires some patience to fully appreciate. If you just want the tick have a few friends. Otherwise it would make a great winter warmer.
Aroma / Appearance - The mocha head and icy legs accompany a heavy black body. Heavy on the rum the nose is thick with dark chocolate, malt, and sweetness. Things mostly work though the ABV is evident right away.
Flavor / Palate - Malts and rum sweeten the palate. A small amount of cloying texture is distracting. Soon though it is masked by the barrel aging. Licorice and coffee help recover from a profile which is well done for the most part. I’d love to try a few other varieties to see how they compare.
harrymel (1504) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2014
2.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Black with an etched surface. Smells fucking awesome, didn’t expect the walnuts to come into me so well. A touch of diacetyl, some oak, rum, sweetened figs, some cocoa, a good caramel dose. Flavor deviates a bit from the nose - plastic, some raisin, some cardboard, a little leather, a little bit of an astringency bordering on tartness that indicates a possible mishap in the bottle. Not willing to say infection, but certainly not what I would suspect they intended. Medium on full bodied with low carb and a dry finish. The nose on this beer is insanely awesome, too bad the taste didn’t deliver much.
LoFi (1627) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 bottle, #119/216, from trade with kmyers8807, cheers!
Black with a small brown head.
Aroma: roasted, licorice, dark fruit and berries.
Taste: rum and cognac, licorice, roasted, cocoa and dark chocolate sauce, dark berries, coffee, toffee, wood.
Travlr (13679) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the source. Completely black color, tan head. Aroma of vanilla, espresso. Taste is more vanilla, rhum, coffee. Nice.
BeerandBlues2 (10243) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewery. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is spicy Rum, prunes and figs, vanilla, roast and chocolate malt, dates, oak, earthy and spicy hops with nutmeg notes. Flavor is lightly tart dark fruits, spicy Rum, vanilla, oak, dark malt, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
AirForceHops (3645) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle shared by jmikolich, thanks for the opportunity! Pitch black, with large, foamy tan head with some decent lace. Aroma of rich roasted malt, chocolate, light coffee and a nuance of Caption Morgans. Flavor has loads of chocolate cake, raisins, roasted malt, molasses. The rum flavor is integrated well and is very subtle. The mouthfeel is slick with real oily texture. Goes well with the name of the brew. The ABV is completely hidden. Overall this is a damn fine stout. When I used to drink spirits, rum was my main choice. So this was a real treat to try, Thanks Jim!