rlgk (9492) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at "Darkness comes to town", 131116. Pitch black beer with a decent beige/brownish head. Vanilla aroma, chocolate, cocoa, toffee, roasted, creamy, milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, rum notes, licorice, tar notes, raisins, rum, woody notes, warming alcohol. Caramel finish, roasted, rum barrel, milk chocolate, some raisins. Very good beer!
daknole (8557) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Doug kills it! Dark brown color, brown head. Aroma is loaded with vanilla, chocolate, rum, toffee. Flavor is sweet and bold, but balanced. The vanilla and rum do so well in the base beer. Rich and freaking delicious. Thanks Doug!
hopscotch (8552) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Growler… This beer rocks!… Pours tar black with a mid-sized, creamy, khaki head. Fantastic retention. The aroma offers a rich, complex swirl of big-time vanilla, cocoa, pouch tobacco, coconut, brown sugar, caramel and dark rum. Full-bodied with a silky mouthfeel and soft carbonation. The flavor offers a generous measure of strong dark rum, fresh-sticky vanilla beans, charred oak and coconut. Boozy, red-hot rum lingers a short while after each sip. I can absolutely feel the alcohol on its way down my throat and into my stomach. Comforting. Another world class effort brewed by Doug and generously shared by ctipping! Also, congratulations to Doug on the opening of Cycle Brewing in St. Pete this past weekend!
crossovert (6367) - Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml. THis one is just a booze fest. So much rum, harsh, alcoholic. Nto great.
phaleslu (5878) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml swingtop growler shared by TheAlum- thanks again, Adam! This is the 3/8/13 dated Nooner. Rum-vanilla. Pours a deep, opaque near-black color with brown edges and a tiny ring of beige. Vanilla and rum both really pop here. Rich chocolate, molasses, coffee, brown sugar, caramel, and a little bit of raisins. Medium-bodied, with an oily, smooth mouthfeel and low carbonation. Decadent. This was very, very tasty.
TheAlum (5205) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft on tap at Peg’s Cantina (Gulfport, FL). Woot! Pours a rich deep blackish pour, thick and near opaque, dark with frothy light brown head atop. Frothy lacing atop dies to a filmy layer, laces ok. Aromas throw vanilla, cocoa, and coffee. Touches of spirit, oak, and roastiness. Creamy and mellow sweet vanilla bean doesn’t overwhelm. Initial is fuller, sweet with touches of Rum, vanilla bean, brown sugar. Roast, chocolate, coffee and caramel. Lusher rum vanilla flavors are apparent, sweet and tasty. Middle has some body, roast and caramel, rum vanilla, cakey, and cocoa wafts in. Backend is sticky caramel, spirit warmth and barrel tannins. Vanilla, rum, and caramel. Cocoa, a bit more dry, this doesn’t have a huge body but offers some good girth, sticky malts, good flavors that envelope the palate. Tasty, assertive vanilla bean and rum play well together. Tasty. Rich flavors. Nice.
jredmond (5039) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at pegs during the barrel-aged event with Maggi. Pours a deep black body with thin wispy lacing. Aroma is super rich vanilla, Sweet sugar, bourbon and light oak. Mouthfeel is smooth and rich with notes of bourbon heat up front and some sweet vanilla in the finish. A bit too much heat, but still an excellent stout.
tkrjukoff (3900) - SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Peg’s. Pours pitch black with small brown head. Aroma is acidy roasted a bit astringent fruity a bit sweet. Flavor is roasted malty not too sweet, nicely bitter and a bit astringent vanilla. Finishes bitter roasted and vanilla.
Ernesto987 (3372) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 20, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow this is awesome, huge thanks to Collin. You’re the man. Not overly vanilla is what vanilla stout fail but havin rum instead of bourbon saves this one. A slight bit boozy keeps it from the top
SrSilligoose (3133) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another courtesy high boost brew tossed my way by thealum. Holy tamole. Big fudgy chocolate with a surprisingly pleasant clean vanilla presence. Some rum cake. Milk chocolate. Fine.