JulienHuxley (2416) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From growler, shared by tom10101. Pitch black pour with thin veil of brown foam. Multi layered aroma, vanilla, molasses, coconut, rum, cake, caramel, fairly dim roastiness, definitely on the sweeter side of things a carribean treat. Chocolaty flavor, roasty acidity, rather dry compared to the aroma, was expecting something a lot sweeter and dessert-like. Palate is silky, creamy, a bit light for an american IS but quite enjoyable nonetheless. Could use more body but an interesting original take on the good ole IS.
Minderbinder (1526) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with very low brown head. Some lacing. Aroma is of caramel, malt, alcohol, fruits. Taste is of caramel, wood, vanilla, chocolate, roasted malt, alcohol. Palate: Medium-full bodied. Overall: Surprisingly "ligth" body.
Ungstrup (28228) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. A brown beer with a thin brown head. The aroma has notes of coffee, chocolate, and vanilla. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, and chilis, leading to a roasted finish.
hopdog (8444) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flip top bottle. Dark brown, almost black with a tan head. Oaky / woody, rum, roast, vanilla, chocolate, and coconut. Rum came out more in the tastes and more as it opened up.
tom10101 (2092) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler (500 ml). Thanks to Etan! Pitch black with almost no head. Aroma is rich and complex with rum, vanilla, fruits, coconut, roasted malt, oak, spices and slight chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet with vanilla, fruits, coconut, oak, cacao, spices and acidic notes. Full body. Low carbonation. Good Imperial Stout, but not a top-50 beers in my opinion. I would be interested to try it on tap though.
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - APR 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml growler from Tommy, thanks! Pours a pitch black with no head and no lacing. Aroma oak, vanilla, spices, cocoa. Taste has some vanilla, big coconut presnce, light cinamom, cocoa, some acidity. Full body and very low carb. Good beer but not mind blowing. Maybe if it was a fresher growler it would be better..
XmnwildX12 (2077) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Brian, nice dark coffee pour with no head. Aroma is nice sweet caramel dark fruit/raisin aroma. Taste is big creamy chocolate, with extreme barrel flavors and finishes with night dark fruit and finishes with a nice oak.
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ryanfolty (1737) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
April 25, 2013 - growler shared by brian. Super excited to try this. Dark brown pour with no head. Nice aroma with a touch of rum. Taste was very sweet and had a mild tartness. Didn’t live up to the hype for me, but would have been nice to try on tap.
BVery (5443) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2013 Growler from Eric - thanks! Aroma is rum sweetness, slight roast. Fuller palate but not thick. Quite sweet on the taste. Some chocolate and coffee, but it’s sweet more than roasty / dry.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
500 ml growler served in a Bourbon County snifter. Big thanks to eorwar for bringing this bad boy to our BCBS vertical/horizontal tasting.
A: Pours a dark black color with some cola edges. A thin tan head forms on the pour and recedes to a thin ring. Some splotches of lace are left down the glass.
S: A ton going on here. Marshmallows and rum booze. Oak with some vanilla. Dark chocolate with some raisin-like dark fruit flavors. More sweet than earthy. Brownie with some rum fruitiness.
T: Just like nose. Incredibly smooth booze notes. The rum is sweet and adds a fruitiness to the beer that is very nice. Dark chocolate with some molasses. Raisin sweetness with some bitter roasted malts. A tinge of oak with some vanilla and caramel sweetness.
M: Medium to heavy bodied with a slick and oily mouthfeel. Medium low carbonation with a very smooth finish.
O: Absolutely delicious. Incredibly smooth and the rum barrel really added a unique fruitiness that was enjoyable. Much better than the Rum Huna I had over the summer.
Serving type: growler