cgarvieuk (18566) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at home ... huge thanks to Ben... deep black ... thin tan lacing ... massive roast ... big coconut nose ... dark chocolate .... way tooo coconut .. dark roast .. dark chocolate malts ... dark roast... light woodyness ... heavy malts.. tooo much barrel
Clownoisseur (389) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - SEP 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thanks to DocJitu (Dennis) for this bottle! Pours pitch black, one-finger bubbly mocha head that fades to a ring with lacing abound. Very oily in the glass, plenty of legs. Aroma of rum upfront, chocolate and vanilla mingle with toasted nut and fruity esters. Taste is not as hot as the nose would suggest. Silky/velvety mouthfeel carries a nice dark fruit sweetness, molasses, chocolate and vanilla hints for a good while. Clinging to my palate and masking the rum character until the very end. Nice body to this, nice carbonation, just a really nice beer!
djd07 (6619) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Will. Pours a very dark brown with beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong rum, cocoa, dark chocolate, wood. Slick mouthfeel with a light wood, dark chocolate, very sweet, lingering dry finish, very nice.
DocJitsu (1375) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Clugs out of the bottle like what pours out of a 1983 Chevette that’s never had an oil change after wrenching off the drain plug. A beautiful red-brown head forms, but unfortunately falls way too quickly. So much richness in the nose. Dark roasted grain, sweet chocolate and vanilla, a touch of tobacco, coconut. Just a fade of smokiness. Big, thick, chewy mouthfeel. Chocolate, prune, Amish Bread, vanilla, and coconut flavors. Just a fade of alcohol comes forward toward the finish. Truly legendary.
maneliquor (3479) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 15, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Beau at the meatball tasting. Pours like it should. Nose is chock full of vanilla sweetness and mild spice before you are enveloped by dark fruits, brown sugar and buttery fudge. The taste upfront is dominated by milk chocolate and vanilla with loads of stewed sultana and raisins. A nice currant undertone goes throughout with mild spice and Christmas cake fruitiness and depth. Creamy and balanced for such a big beer. World class
TheEpeeist (3608) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle. Dark brown with tan frosting. Nose is chocolate, rum, dates and wood. Silky like cocoa, then hot like a shot. Taste is bittersweet chocolate, rum raisin, brief vanilla and tobacco. Barrel adds depth without dominating. Tasty and distinctive.
Experiment_Ale (1090) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At common table with Colin, Jacob, Justin, and friends. Pours black with a hint of lacing. Aroma is huge pungent rum, smooth roast, a complex and authentic sweet note that almost reminds me of double barrel huna. Taste is same as aroma is. I really like this, but it burns a little too much.
Daniel719 (144) - Safety Harbor, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Smell is all rum. Comes out black with a nice tan head. Taste is very smooth. A nice balance of the richness and the barrel. Easy to drink for such a strong beer. Comparable to BA Zhukov. Just as good.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
jtclockwork (11798) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at weekly tasting. 666th rating for imperial stouts. Thanks Jake! Pours black brown head. Nose/taste of roast chocolate, earth, chocolate cake, rum, oak, vanilla. Full bodied.
vtafro (5256) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Rum, oak, chocolate and sweet aromas. Sweet vanilla, oak, rum and other sweet flavors.