StevieT (540) - - NOV 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2014 Mild sweet aroma, strong smokey favour, rum is definitely there too. It?s a very strong, intense beer, not for the faint of heart.
AndySnow (2907) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where: Tasting at omhper 20140516.
Appearance: Black colour with a small beige head.
Aroma: Smoke, vinous, rum.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Smoke, rum, malt, vanilla.
omhper (19219) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Near black, beige head. Aroma of rum and licorice. Mid sweet with medium-full body and well rounded mouthfeel. Coffee and rum, some vanilla. Warming finish with low-medium bitterness.
NBird (341) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looks. Oily black brown, viscous and aml tan head.
Smells. Smokey, peaty.. Fruits..raspberry/cherry, some of the rum barrel.
Tastes. Smokey roasty and plum/dark fruity into continued smokeyness with rum and some choc liquorish liqueur like finish.
madmitch76 (14454) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
20th February 2014
Fare thee well Josh tasting at Bruce’s. Thanks to our Josh for another Australian rarity. Opaque dark brown - black beer. Small pale tan - cream head. Nose is an unusual mixture of smoke and flowers. Palate is light, softish and semi dry. Light tangy dark malt, little dark chocolate. Mild smoke and tcp. Not getting any rum, mores the pity. Light finish. Not bad.
Theydon_Bois (7937) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Josh’s Farewell bash, thanks to the man himself, 20/02/14.
Extremely dark mahogony brown meets light black with moderate tan spotting/edgework.
Nose is light smoke, medicinal tones, TCP, dark roast, toffee, ashtray, all about the smoke.
Taste comprises lighter levels of smoke, dark maltings, dark toffee, pinch of spice.
Medium + bodiment, fine carbonation.
Ok smoke laden impy.
Leighton (10512) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared in London at Josh’s farewell tasting. Thanks to Josh himself for this Aussie treat! Pours clear, dark brown with a creamy beige head. Novel aroma, a bit of smoked malts, perhaps some burnt meat. Light to medium sweet flavor with smoke, burnt ham, minerals, a bit of basement must. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Musty dark malt finish, some smoke, dank earth. Interesting.
Scopey (6251) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Josh. It pours near black with as all tan head. The nose is rich roast, plum, prune, candy, port, wood, rum, smoke, medicinal and vinous notes. The taste is prune, plum, roasted malt, toast, earth, faint burnt notes, medicinal notes and good bitterness with a dry finish. Mediumish body and moderate carbonation. Solid.
ComradeK (989) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Pours an opaque black, with a large beige head, which lasts well and leaves a little lacing. Bitter dark chocolate malt is overlaid by smoky peat and sweet rum warmth to create an interesting aroma. Mild spice hops up front mix nicely with rum sweetness. This persists into the mid-palate, where it is joined by dark chocolate malt. Bitter cocoa and peat make a pleasant combination in the finish. I was a bit sceptical about using rum and peat in the same beer, but the flavours here work really well together. It could do with just a little more body, but this is otherwise highly enjoyable.
tlind2 (1116) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@ Hilpeä Hauki. Blackish-brown color, lasting tan head. Sweet aroma with some wood and rum notes. Fairly dry, smoky flavor, warming alcohol in the finish. Full body, medium carbonation. Slightly tart mouthfeel. The rum brings an interesting twist.
marom92 (47) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 29, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
330ml Bottle. Black colour with a nice covering from a beige head. Aromas of charcoal, sour cherries, roasted malts and wood. Very smokey flavour, with roasted malts and chocolate, with a sweetness from the rum and hints of vanilla. Full bodied and delicious