tgncc (3020) - Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
So freakin’ awesome. Like the base beer, with a nice compliment of rum, vanilla, oak. The aroma is fruit, bread, chocolate, booze. The flavor follows exactly. Finish is boozy, sweet, pine. Medium in body. Excellent.
cduncan14 (138) - Sandy Springs, Georgia, USA - JUL 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle into an English pint glass.
Aromas of chocolate malt, bourbon, vanilla, oak. Nearly jet-black with tinges of ruby-red, with a creamy brown head that dissipates fairly quickly. Immediate sweet flavors of roasted malt and tons of chocolate, followed by a growing vanilla-bourbon background and finishing with just enough hop to make it crisp and balanced. This is a very well-done bourbon barrel stout.
Cybercat (4087) - Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Comes out of the growler a rich sable with a thick and rather fluffy light tan head that leaves fairly heavy lacing. Smoky aroma has a definite overtone of rum-soaked wood, plus hints of coffee and molasses. Rich flavor has firm woody, rum and roast malt notes plus subtle coffee, earthy, molasses and nutty tones. Firm, smooth texture has OK fizz and leaves a woody, earthy finish with more than a hint of rum.
So how do you milk a dragon anyway? Very carefully - and with asbestos gloves. Easy, Ramoth!
Fukito (920) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - MAR 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque black with a small beige head. sweetish coffee aroma. dark chocolate with sweet rummy notes. medium to full mouthfeel warming with woody rummy notes and nice.
gonzosauce (157) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A rich, dark rum aroma, accentuated by a hint of woodiness; oak is identifiable. Headless, slightly murky dark brown. Tastes of wood, as in, a felled tree in a wet forest dropped upon for generations by the spilling glasses of tree elves with an affinity for rum. Very earthy, even with the extra alcohol sweetness. A bit of coconut husk. Hot on the palate, with residual warming heat that lasts a short while. Overall, pretty grand. an improvement on a very good beer, and better than expected.