tom10101 (2699) - 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 (2078) - 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 (1836) - 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 (6072) - 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
PhillyCraft (3166) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2013 Growler bottle shared with Bill and Frank. Pours black with thin beige bubbly head. Notes of dark fruit, rum barrel, coconut, caramel, molasses, prune, roast. Light to medium in body, very warming In chest. Sticky palate. Really nice russian imperial, if it had more body it would be a homerun.
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler from the release. Cheers to my friend who secured this one. Pours a nice obsidian color with a dark tan head that recedes. Nose is roast, ash, some light coconut, some rum, and some vanilla. Flavor starts with out with dark chocolate, earth, roast, rum, some mild fruit, and some wood then moves into lots of spirit, then finishes with with mild rum that borders on boozy then excuses itself into a polite exit leaving just a hint of rum. Medium in body and delicious overall.
drewkub (6) - - MAR 14, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I enjoyed this beer, though the rum taste is powerful. Pretty sure he ages it in small 5-10 gallon barrels (which I heard sends out a lot of boozy tastes). I love barrel aged beers, and he does a great job on these.
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TheAlum (5672) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft on tap at Peg’s Cantina (Gulfport, FL). Woot! Pours a nice pitchblack thicker pour, dark and dreary, good legs with a frothy light brown head atop, dies to a film and laces ok. Aromas are rum, oak, and roast. Firm spirit, toffee, and cocoa. A bit roasty, ash. Initial is fuller bodied, rum and cocoa, roasty with some toffee, toast, and gentle spice, brown sugar, and warmth. A bit tannic. More dry and spirit laden, the barrel makes a more impressive show here. Dryness, bitterness, vanilla and oak. Some spirit, roasty and dry backend. A touch of red dried fruit, roastiness, cocoa, caramel and spirit. Warmth, toffee, and cocoa. Rum, brown sugar, touch of vanila. More spirit, oak, and toffee. Dry, tannic backend. The vanilla version softens this. An impressive beer, it really depends what you like more. I prefer the vanilla.