maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle on 06/28/2010. Clear dark brown body with a small tan head. Sweet roast and chocolate aroma. Sweet chocolate and roast flavor. Medium full body with moderate carbonation.
badgerben (4395) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Just near black color with a falling medium head. Strong rum and molasses aroma. Fairly acrid, burnt malt taste. Light rum. Taste kind of like it was aged in a heavily charred barrel. Hints of sweetness.
LinusStick (2842) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2010
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A decent foreign stout. Aroma was very weak. Ginger ale and sugar which threw me off. Pour was a flat dark black with a few rising bubbles and just a few tan bubbles for a head. Taste was actually decent. Coffee, bitter roasted malt and just a hint of chocolate on the top of the mouth that comes out fuller as it warms. The carbonation is decent and the sweet chocolaty aftertaste brings this beer up from below average to slightly above average. Not bad!
SrSilliGose (3248) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 26, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
first thing you notice is the rum, definitely. then some anise and coconut. a bit of grainy chocolate. weird unique beer. rum transforms into more of a molasses as it warms, which is nice since the rum had a grain alcohol essense to it that was a little off puting. neat to try, but wouldn’t care to drink more than few ounces of this.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big City Brewing Company, Kingston, Jamaica--Jamaica Stout--Proudly Brewed In Jamaica--2010 12 oz. Bottle. 7.60% ABV. 10 IBU’s? (3.0 / 5.0) Sediment hint. Thin lacy tan head. Opaque dark black color. Fruity black cherry toffee toasted mild hop front. Mild sweet dark fruit chocolate hint mild citrus body. Mild hop EtOH hint lingering toffee fig end. Too fruity for me smooth Stout. Sampled 8/21/2010. 6-Pack $13.99.
caralkaline87 (435) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 29, 2010
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours near black with a small brown head (i.e. normal stout pour). Nose is interesting; there are hints of what smells like rum (or, more appropriately, molasses) and a bit of breadiness, along with a milk chocolate smell. The flavor is a quick, full burst of dark chocolate and coffee and quite good and rich....but suddenly it fades to a sharp and oily metallic taste. Finish is slightly metallic and bitter. It goes from good to nasty in a hurry. Too bad.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has a belgiany stout nose...some brine, some salted nuts, belgian stout yeast, salt, peanuts..hmmm...dark brown beer, tan head. Flavors are fairly nutty, brittle like...a touch salty..interesting for sure but needs a little more sweetness to bring out those interesting attributes. Somewhat acidic palate kind of engulfs the carbonation but it works.
theisti (3217) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUN 2, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz twist off bottle purchased at the Beer Authority in Lake City (Seattle) Washington. Poured into my Ename Chalice. Pour is hazed black with a smallish tan head that lasts on the surface. Aroma is mild licorice and even milder roast coffee. Clean, but subdued, nose. Taste picks up a bit, again mixing the licorice and roasted coffee and malt, along with a cane sugar finish. Palate is medium bodied, soft active carbonation, velvety smooth and easy driniking. More of the cane sugar in the longish finish, but not cloying at all. Not a ton going on here, but nicely smooth. Hides the 7.6 well.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 19, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Alcohol,hops and chocolate malt ,in that order,a little sharp in the nose, a little soapiness from something. not unbearable, bitter roasted malt, thin body, a little bitter Hersheys cocoa powder in finish,alcohol just peeking out,has a hint of sweetness 30 seconds after the swallow. Might be ok on a cool Jamaican night
drowland (5996) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
5/11/10. 12oz bottle into a pint glass. The pour is black with reds when held to the light with a fizzy tan head that fades to nothing immediately, no lacing. The aroma is harsh alcohol with some dark fruits lingering in there - it smells almost like a cheap port or old chocolate wine. The taste is immediately metallic followed by sour roasted malts, chocolate, and old raisins. Not very good.