brokensail (9155) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Phil. Black pour with a tan head. Roasted malt, rum, chocolate, and soap on the nose. Charred wood, some booze, and a touch of vanilla. The flavor is kind of soapy. A bit of booze, rum, and roast. Dark chocolate, hints of vanilla, and charred oak. Maybe a touch of fruit. Kind of disappointing, particularly next to the other variants.
jbeatty (846) - New York, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 12/5/2013. Pours black, light tan head fades to a splotchy film on the surface, thin ring of lacing built up around the edge of the glass. Aroma is spiced, earthy dark chocolate over dark fruits and berries, boozy rum overtones and dry roast, wood. Taste is chocolate malts, somewhat powdery vanilla notes, bitter coffee grounds, mild fruity rum notes in the finish. Moderately thick body. A bit rough around the edges but tasty nonetheless.
msante79 (2187) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
C&C bottle I picked up in Norman. Pours black with tan head. Aroma of chocolate, rum barrell, roasted malts, and a little sweetness. Flavors of the barrell, roasted malts, chocolate, black licorice, and warmth from from the abv. Nice body and flavor. Pretty solid stout.
devman171 (511) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours black with low head, aroma is roast and sweet booze. Taste is roast and a nice rum finish, could use more body but nice beer!
burg326 (2757) - Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle corked and caged, poured a dark black color with aromas of roast, booze, and some light spice. Flavors are chocolate, roast, earth, rum, cinnamon, oak, light vanilla, and some more rum. Amazing beer overall, this could be a dangerous beer if I didnít know the abv.
jredmond (4595) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at THE FESTIVAL 2013 in Maine with Andrew, Kramer and Jay-dad. Pours a deep black body with nice tan lacing. Aroma is vanilla, spice, caramel, toast and booze. Mouthfeel is medium and somewhat dry with notes of chocolate, rum, oak barrel, creme brulee, pepper and toast. Nice stout.
italarican (1148) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Mike. Massive, massive, massive. Loads of cinnamon and rum. Slight cocoa presence with a thin body. Plenty oí sweet spice. Good Lord.
drowland (5688) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - SEP 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
9/6/13. 750mL shared by Brent - thanks! Black pour, good khaki head. I actually didnít know what this was when I had it. Good aroma, vanilla, oak, ashy black malts, coffee, and a distinct booziness (I realize now this is probably from the rum). Nice flavor, loads of coffee, some chocolate, ash, vanilla, some booziness (see above). Tasty.
PhillyCraft (2581) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by jason, thanks brah. Pours blackish color with thin off white head. Aromas is fruity esthers, smoked barrel, light rum if any, char, sugar. A little boozey and thin for the style.
RobertDale (2608) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml. bottle. Pours black with a nice tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, vanilla, and alcohol. Taste is roasted malt, vanilla, rum, wood, and dark fruit. Nice.