fiver29 (1035) - 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.
fitwitchik (349) - USA - SEP 24, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a bottle into a snifter deepest brown black with minimal head.
Aroma is rum chocolate. Sweet comes to mind as well as booze.
Flavor is warm to the mouth with rum then sweet chocolate. Incredible.
A truly beautiful brew to savor.
cernjoh (135) - Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from a bottle into a snifter. Pours dark like old engine oil with a small tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is of chocolate and rum. Taste is more milk chocolate than dark with rum vanilla and a slight roasted malt. A very tasty beer. Palate is perfect for this style with just right amount of carbonation and viscosity. Overall, excellent. Get some and try it yourself you will not be disappointed. Cheers!
Ataraxia (377) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost black, thin beige head. Cocoa, some nuttiness, light coffee, dried dark fruits, and malt. Leathery, dry bittersweet flavor. Smooth, a bit oily, and some booziness.
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber shared by Travlr at the DC Summer Saison & Sour Tasting, 7/12/14. Pours a dark brown color with a thin tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, nicely balanced rum, a faint hint of tart fruit. The taste is raisin, rum, wood, roasted malts, coffee. Medium bodied, slightly boozy. Nice beer.
Homer321 (1961) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Thanks to Chris, I think. Light rum and cocoa with some spiciness. Taste is lightly tart with a weird nuttiness to it. Seems like there is something weird going on with this and I canít tell if itís the rum or if it got funked somehow. Ok, but I would keep cold and drink fast if you have this.
solidfunk (4135) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good amount of rum barrel in this. Roast, light caramel, booze. Medium bitter finish. Some sweetness. Not a huge amount of dark chocolate in here but some. Some nuts. Bottle thanks to someone at Travlrís place.
bytemesis (3308) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Sean! Shared at the Homer "welcome to California" tasting. Pours dark black, small brown head, decent lacing. Aroma is rummy, raisins, dark roasted malts, chocolate. Flavor is medium sweet, light bitter, anise, rum and chocolate malts. Lightish body. Decent for sure, but not really coming together for me.
barn0216 (407) - California, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting aroma. Sweet dessert feel but non distinct. But the taste is thin, watery, somewhat astringent. Rum and roast are there as well but... Oof, big letdown.
GenDV138 (1434) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle during RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting at Schlafly Tap Room. Black with tan head, some brown hues. Aromas of rum, chocolate, fruit. Tastes of rum, dark fruit, chocolate. Medium-full body with a dry finish.
RobertDale (3545) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at SRBG Grand Tasting 2014. Pours dark brown with a decent tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, fruit, and rum. Taste is roasted malt, dark fruit, chocolate, and rum. Hides the alcohol content well. Very tasty.