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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Imperial stout aged in Jamaican rum barrels.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 10, 2014
"I was intrigued by this one as I’ve had a few really nice rum barreled stouts. Thinner than expected pour (and feel). Nose and flavor a little hot...definitely could scale back the rum barreling a bit. It imparts some very nice tropical fruit and spice aroma and flavor, but almost completely overshadows the base beer. Less would be more here, but it was still enjoyed (expectations were quite high after having Bomb! - an amazing brew). I couldn’t help but compare, and this was well thinner while also being well hotter, but for all it’s faults was still a tasty brew. Thanks again Hannah."

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (9519) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle... Pours black with a small, creamy, off-white head that’s gone in a flash. The aroma offers loads of dark rum, espresso and hot, gooey fudge. Full-bodied and creamy with acceptable carbonation. The bouquet is a whirl of acrid, bitter and charred notes interwoven with espresso and warm, smooth rum. Lengthy, burnt, moderately bitter finish. Really nice! Bottle shared with the south Florida crew by biggsbowler!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (2128) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Shared large bottle. Very dark opaque redtoned edges. Very full thick feel with low but adequate carbonation. Alcohol burn reduces the rating. Tastes very rich with moderate complexity. Restrained rum barrel effects.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marheb (2298) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2014
Immensément sucré avec une forte présence vanillée et épicée. La présence en bouche est moins impressionnante que certaines versions sinon la décadence y est.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (2348) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of malts, chocolate, coffee and whiskey. Taste is coffee, chocolate malts and a hint of whiskey.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 22, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Chocolate-flavored pastries and brown rum surf roasted cereals in this sugary Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the dark brown-hued black.
-Barrel flavors are nicely integrated.
-This was as good, not better, as the ’regular’ Noir. A fun variation.
-The mouthfeel is soft and plump.
-Light spiciness is perceived.

Bottle.

2.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Thanks Brady This one pours a black tar with a short lived tan etching. The first and most intense part of the nose is that of finger nail polish and/or acetone - really not nice. Under that there is alcohol burn, sweet coconut, cocoa powder, touch of oak and raisin. Flavor is rich fudge, sweet molasses, some bitters (the drink additive), some alcohol and oak. Medium bodied on full with moderately limited carb and a semi dry finish. I’m rather happy I’m not in the trading circuit, this appears to cost a ton more than it’s worth.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TXBadger (1522) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2014
Reviewed from notes: Cocoa and rum on the nose. Rum, cocoa, and roasted malts on the palate. The rum barrel imparts an interesting sweetness on the finish. A bit young and hot right now, I’d be interested to see how this one ages.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Experiment_Ale (1043) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2014
At the marina on grapevine lake with Seth, Scott, Noah, Matt, and Kevin, fall 2013. From an unlabeled bottle Scott got for helping Chase move. Pours black with foamy tan thick head. Aroma is subtle rum that melds with the dark malty notes into a soft smooth toasted nose. Very nice. Taste is savory toasted maltiness with an accent of sweet non-boozy rum, coconut, marshmallow. Full bodies and full flavored with a soft smooth mouthfeel. An awesome beer, might be a little young at this point.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (4167) - Connecticut, USA - APR 1, 2014
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, some rum, light chocolate and coffee notes, some dough and light bitterness. Flavor the same. Thicker texture. A decent imperial stout but could have more rum and more flavor overall.


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