alexsdad06 (8737) - Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Oily black pour with a few soapy bubbles hanging around. The aroma had big roasted notes to the point where it is almost ashy, rum barrel, vanilla, honey and coffee. The flavor has a sweetness early from the honey and vanilla, molasses and rum barrel hit next followed by the coffee and a strong ash component. Although I know this is big, I’m a bit surprised that there is not more alcohol burn.
BelgBeerGeek (1308) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAR 25, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smell: coffee, booze, roasted coffee, roasted bread, chocolat, awesome !!
Taste: start is cold coffee, herbs, bit of booze, some oregano,rosemary, touch of anise, end is bone dry chocolat with earthy mouthstinging bitterness , cool !
dnstone (2524) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chocolate aroma with light rum notes. Black in color with tan head. Moderate chocolate; the rum is noticable but nice.
Notes: Borefts fest
sunevdj (3909) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a beige head. Sweet with some dryness. Aromas of dark chocolates, toasted malts and vanilla. Dark fruits. Also aromas of prunes. Lots of wood as it ages in the glass. Full bodied. Medium to soft carbonation.
FullObs (136) - Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2012
2.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours pitch blk w/ zero head. This is thin and lacks any carbonation. Very sweet, but if you don’t mind the rum imparts a pretty nice flavor. Unfortunately cherry coke has a nice flavor profile too, but I don’t want to drink it flat.
dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - FEB 14, 2012
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
After really enjoying the regular Black Hole, I thought that a rum barrel-aged version would be interesting. It was not. It was hardly even drinkable. Super hot and sweet on the nose and then cloying and digusting on the palate. This is a small bottle, but I didn’t even make it all the way through. Drain pour.
PaulUnwin (87) - Pinellas Park, Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow, I love the aroma, the coffee, vanilla, honey rum is all there. Pous a very dark brown colour with a small bubbly head which quickly dies down, tastes great, I tasted it out of the fridge then left it nearly an hour, and the taste got better! Very powerful taste with a lot going on, overall a great beer indeed!
Tmoney99 (13253) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a reddish black color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted and produced fair lacing. Medium to heavy toasted malt, rum and chocolate aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Moderate to heavy complex toasted sweet rum flavor with a medium to heavy toasted sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Complex good brew.
Macegan75 (812) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from 2010. Pours black with slight head that I coaxed out. Nose is slight sour with boozy overtones. First sip is sweet almost sherry like but vanilla and burnt sugar. Finish is cherries with black strap molasses. Mouth feel was not bad for such a flat looking beer.
JohnnyJ (5354) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black pour, almost zero head. Chocolate, molasses, rum, some sweet fruit, and heavy roast (like burnt bitterness). Decent, better then some of the other black hole treatments.