nathan30533 (870) - 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 (1112) - 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.
Beerman6686 (5179) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured a very dark brown with a beige head. Aroma WA light rum,, chocolate, and light rum. Flavor similar, rum is light, chocolate and roast
Art (2128) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown black pour. No real head to speak of. Aromas of fudge, alcohol. Taste is sweet. Silky sticky smooth.
SudsMcDuff (6673) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
i drank this from a glass while sitting in a tin .. pours a dark viscous black .. glimmering ink with small puffs of foam .. . rum, barrel, tar, and mild sweet chocolate .. . full mouth, finish drops off slowly .. . . batman was a chump, a cape is never acceptable.
mikesaum (618) - Newark, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Abv on my bottle reads 11.5, pours like used motor oil, very dark and thick, nice dark brown head. Aroma is very roasty, leather, chocolate and barrel hints. Taste starts sweet with chocolate and rum notes, goes a bit roasty and bitter and leaves a lingering taste of anise and walnuts. mouthfeel is very full. Definitely would pick this up again.
bluejacket74 (1511) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12.7 ounce bottle, label says 2014 vintage. Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about a quarter inch tan head that didn’t stay around long. There’s a decent amount of lacing. The aroma is nice and sweet, the brew smells like rum, molasses, nuts, dark fruit, burnt wood and vanilla. Taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like rum, burnt/charred malt, walnuts/nuttiness, molasses, bittersweet chocolate, vanilla, dark fruit, and some roastiness. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit coating and smooth with moderate carbonation. I think this is a pretty good double stout, Jackie O’s has done a great job with this one! Definitely worth picking up! $11.99 a bottle.
kermis (6601) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared. Pours black with a thick brown head. Aroma of toffee, chocolate, fudge, vanilla, rum and woody barrel notes, slight fruity qualities. Flavour is heavy sweet. Full bodied with soft carbonation and a fairly thick oily mouthfeel.
kkleu357 (541) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice sweet aroma. Smells like a good bottle of rum. Tastes sort of like Bacardi though. seemed to have that sourish taste Bacardi has. Didn’t really care for that since I’m not a big Bacardi fan. Drank too much 151 back in the day.
ICEatALAMO (1097) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. The pour is black. The aroma has rum coming through big time, sweetness. The taste has rum coming through, but the stout is lacking. Decent, but could be better.
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