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.
TXBadger (2496) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an opaque dark brown almost black like oil with the same type of viscosity and khaki colored head. Rum, oak, vanilla, nuts, chocolate, and candy sweetness on the nose; follow onto the palate. Very complex and full bodied. Finishes with plenty of barrel and chocolate.
Douberd (4752) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Jackie O’s Rum Barrel Oil Of Aphrodite) Bottle 375 ml at home, served into a snifter, tasted side to side with the Sherry barrel. ABV 11.5%
Totally black colour on the body with a small and thin dark brown heas on top, with low retention.
Aroma of rum, alcohol, light vanilla, chocolate as it warms up.
Taste is intense rum, light soy sauce, strong alcohol, faint roasted malts.
Medium body with good carbonation.
Pretty good although rather boozy.
jandd1983 (3791) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - DEC 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. It poured a black color with a brown head. The aroma was fruity, with raisins, caramel, vanilla, chocolate and rum. The taste was similar to the aroma with more roastiness, caramel, chocolate, rum, wood, fruits and nice warming alcohol. Good stuff.
JBPortland (1480) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle pours dark brown black with small tan head. Nose is fruity, light minty spice, cola, nutty, brownie and baker’s chocolate. First sip is huge nutty notes up front which give way to fruity cola, some herbal spice and mint, baker’s chocolate and dark brownie. Finishes with some balanced sweetness, light acidity, dark fruits and char, roast dark nutty chocolate.
demmbonz (716) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 9, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to snifter. Thick and oily. Lovely nose of rum barrel aging. Started out fantastic but as it warmed it definitely got a little tart. Shouldn’t have waited so long to drink as it’s definitely started to turn but still pretty good.
Bule (1809) - California, USA - NOV 7, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml bottle pours a thick black color with a bit of head. Rum aroma as soon as the cap came off. Nice rum flavor finishing with some burnt sugars.
Countbeer (5998) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber: #41/192: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Pitch black body. Brown head.
Aromas of coffee, rum, alcohol, roast, raisin, chocolate, caramel, soy... Complex and great aroma!
Flavours of roast, chocolate, coffee, rum, earthy, praline, caramel, wood roast, bitters... Etc etc... Tasty!
Aftertaste is bitter, roasty, dry, some wood and rum tones, chocolate/cacoa, caramel/fudge and a coal tint.
Low carbo, thick to oily mouthfeel, full body!
Complex, interesting, rich and delicious!
BuckeyeBoy (5796) - 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 (1017) - 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 (3709) - 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.