adnielsen (10360) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Darkness Day eve, thanks to StFun for sharing. Pours a black appearance with a thin brown head. Dark chocolate, caramel, brownie, a bit nutty, spicy nose. A little bit of booze in the mouth. Kind of spicy. Thick mouth feel. A touch smoky, brown sugar, and dark chocolate in the mouth. I think I’d prefer the bourbon version but I’d really like to try them head to head again.
BVery (9162) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Oily dense deep brown pour. Rum and wood. Fairly rich. Slick smooth mouthfeel. Very nice.
fitwitchik (433) - Ohio, 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 (181) - 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 (449) - 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 (11469) - 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 (3749) - 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 (6741) - 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 (5987) - 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 (537) - 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.