fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Mike. Thanks! Pours pitch black with thin head. Aroma is roasted malt with intense rum alcohol notes. Medium mouthfeel. Flavor is a nice mix of the rum, oak, vanilla, roasted malt, and finishes with a semi sweet note. A very nice beer. I thought it was going to be an alcohol blast when I smelled it. But its got a nice balance.
BuckeyeBoy (3865) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 6, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle 254 of 300. Pours out black topped with a tan head. Nose is roast malts chocolate espresso rum barrel notes and some vanilla. Taste is roast malts chocolate coffee and plenty rum notes.
beechner224 (976) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2015 Bottle to glass. Black with tan head. Aroma is chocolate with some spiciness. More complex than the base alongside . Taste is a tad tangy, not the chocolate bomb the base is. It’s light bodied and the coating on my mouth is a tad off. I don’t get the spicey warmth from the rum. Not my favorite.
TheEpeeist (3583) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12.7 oz bottle. Dark brown with tan froth. Nose is molasses, rum, candied nuts and plum. Oily medium body with a tingle and some heat. Taste is walnuts, rum, golden raisin, chocolate and wood. Needs some mellowing to shine.
koleminer20 (1259) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 mL bottle shared by Spencer. The pour is a medium to dark black with a thin ring of darker tan head and no real lace to be found. The aroma is really sweet. There is a nice booziness here the roast takes a back seat as does the discernible walnut aspect. The flavor is good. There is a nice sweetness and a good roast that is overshadowed by the sweet rum. There is a little barrel but the rum sweetness dominates. The mouth feel is thin and watery. There is minimal carbonation and a slick quick fading aftertaste. It’s sweet with a touch of walnut and a sweet booze out the back. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Dr_Fellini (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Received as an extra in a trade. Thanks AMCimpi! This is a very unique beer that I find difficult to rate. Pours a deep brown to black color with a thin creamy light brown head. Aroma is sweet, black licorice, roasted malts, rum, nutty. Sweet and nutty in the flavor. Thick and creamy mouthfeel. Overall, a very nice beer.
italianjohn (2562) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black thick oily pour with a thin tan head .... Aroma is of candi sugar, rum, light licorice, rum, roasted and chocolate malts .... Taste is of oak, nuts, candy sugar, light licorice, bakers cocoa, roasted and chocolate malts .... Mouthfeel is slick, oily and heavy ..... Finish is very dry with a lingering sweet rum and dry oak ... Slightly boozy good stuff
baraciisch (2395) - California, USA - JUN 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black pour... Aroma of dark malts, licorice, walnuts, rum barrel... Flavor is sweet, dark fruits, nuts, chocolate, rum notes... slightly astringent on finish... Solid
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Aniela (4195) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black beer with an brownish head. Malty fruity, vinous, dark fruits, caramell, chocolate, coffee, rum, vanilla aroma. Malty roasted, caramell, tar, chocolate, coffee, liocrice flavour. Nice one :-)
nathan30533 (913) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rum barrels really make this one. Incredible brew with such complexity. Smooth and tasty. Enjoy!
radarsock (1126) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12.7 oz. bottle supplied by StFun -- many thanks! Served at 52° F and opened on a particularly breezy partially sunny afternoon. May or may not have been blasting Chemical Brothers’ 1997 album, "Dig Your Own Hole" on a Sony surround, as I decadently sipped the sooty liquid from a just-dried snifter. But If I was, you can bet your cigarette and chewing gum money that I only managed to put my dancing shoes on for "Piku". Honestly: And I thought I’d be deliriously lost in, "Lost in a K-Hole" 23 seconds into the song. That bass, dude. Fuck. But I was down for the count 17.5 seconds before "Setting Sun" arrived on the speakers. It was unquestionably a sad moment in Radarsock’s groovy history.Just, no.
Oh, yeah...gotta rate this unmovable object."Fear shrouds, but I, in your dreary, upset eyes, linger. I linger like a wounded, unfriendly beast come to sexily destroy you while you sleep like an opium drugged adolescent ready for dreams to occur in your head about winning the approval of Midwestern coaches, seducing pretty brides,and making a good living in a good life. I am still here -- and you should know that."
One of my favorite lines. Do you know who it possibly could be? Guess. If you’re right, I’ll give you a beer.If you’re local, I’ll buy you one from a bar I haunt.
Rawr. RAwr. RAWr. RAWR.
Brocoli. BRocoli. BROcoli. BROColi. BRCOCOli. BROCOLi. BROCOI.
(I like brocoli. If you don’t like it, you must be a fucking communist.)
To oversized snifter, it pours a purplish-tinted dark brown/black combination, wityh which a light khaki-ringed head barely 1 fingernail in length stood.
Aromas of smoked butterscotch, floral hops/flowers, salted caramel (unexpectedly explosive on the nose), dried dates, walnut butter,blue agave syrup, and some pipe tobacco.
Tastes much the same with the addition of chocolate almond milk, roasted soybeans, coffee syrup, and sage.
Rum barrel oak, vague cooking spices, straw, and yeast experienced by swallow.
Alcohol showed no mercy; very flavorful beer but its strength shot out of the dugout right from the get go.
Nice clean finish, though. The bitterness (from the nuts and the hops) definitely stays a while, but the chocolate and rum virtually disappear upon swallowing the beverage down your throat.
<I’d like to give a shout out to my pal, Sandy Plunkett, whom had done the artwork for this bottle. Wonderfuly talented man. Grew up with his wisdom.