Drake (9999) - 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 (2509) - Melboring, 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 can’t tell if it’s the rum or if it got funked somehow. Ok, but I would keep cold and drink fast if you have this.
solidfunk (4911) - 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 Travlr’s place.
bytemesis (4136) - 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 (483) - 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 (2776) - 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 (4021) - 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.
vyvvy (4540) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the RBSG14 Grand Tasting - Pours dark brown with a tan head. The aroma has chocolate, smooth richness, dark caramel, vanilla, butterscotch and licorice. It has a medium / full smooth body. The flavor begins with licorice, caramel, vanilla, alcohol heat, barrel and an overall smoothness and integration of flavors. Nice.
Stuu666 (5660) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Chocolate, coconut nose, sweet, nutty coconut taste, dry, chocolate, rum spice, gingerbread.
Dfonorow (1707) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pre-DLD bottle share at Hampton Inn. Pours black with a small dark brown head that fades and turns into lacing quickly. Aroma and flavor of dark caramel, rum raisin, dark fruit, molasses, and burnt toffee. Finish is very oily and sweet with a bit of warming rum.