nuplastikk (5785) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Boom. One sip of this and I’m in the Caribbean. Sweet, rich, over the top. Opaque brown-black, thin beige head. Big brown sugary tones. Pungent dark fruit. Vanilla. Sticky, sugary finish coats the mouth. I’d say Caribbean Stout is an acquired taste, and that this really does the style justice even though I’m sure it’s overall rating won’t reflect that. Certainly mellows a bit as it sits and approaches room temperature. Rather brutal, like a high ABV Dunkel brewed with Candi sugar. A little hot, but overall a cool beer worth a try.
kramer (5826) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear flat black body with a one finger fizzy brown head that left some sparce lacing. The nose is rather sweet with some roastiness, and a hefty dose of burnt caramel. The flavor is a bit weak and thin, there’s a weird acrid burnt maltiness that doesn’t sit too well for the style or my personal preference. There’s also a rubbery note in there that isn’t too pleasant. Medium bodied with a slight stickiness that makes the rubber not stick around a bit too long. Soft fizzy carbonation. An unusual take, and not one that is especially good.
VAAC (86) - Middlebury, Indiana, USA - NOV 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark black color, smells of coffee and dark chocolate. Also tastes like coffee. Very thick. Nothing overly special, gets this score because I just like this style.
ruskiimperial (308) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a very dark color, with a finger’s worth of very nice tan head. Aroma is heavy on black coffee and black chocolate. The taste is fairly similar to the aroma, though there is a good bit of toffee as well. Body is medium. A good example of the style with quite a bit of character.
EithCubes (5614) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Sweet stout smell, strong velvety chocolate and underlying fruit, delicious! Dark ruby brown pour is close enough to black for reggae and supports a sudsy light brown head. Taste has chocolate, yes, but the key player is dominating roast, aptly supported by dry ash. Which lasts. Lightish medium body. Stings a bit, and a drop too much acidity, but the flavor hammers without losing any grace on the swing.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - OCT 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured dark brown with a thin tan head. Light aroma of roasted malt. The flavor had roasted malts with a chocolate background. Medium body with a roast bittersweet aftertaste.
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 (4864) - 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 (3234) - 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 (3328) - 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.