Fritz123 (1195) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Syb Pig Club bottle share. Thanks! Small snifter. Pours a dark brown with some small head. Aroma is very malty, boozy, cocoa nibs, dark chocolate, spice, and rum barrel. The star anise really shines through. The taste though...man I was expecting more. Besides the anise, it is a glob of chocolate, rum barrel, booze and thick malts. Full body, spicy rum finish. It just felt lacking though.
jtclockwork (9864) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown tan head. Nose/taste of clove, cinnamon, oak, chocolate, rum, vanilla bean and star anise. Medium body.
Marheb (2641) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 2, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
En fût sur place: Une base chocolatée robuste mais complètement renversée par un déluge d’épices à rhum et de sa chaleur. Aussi intense que désagréable.
Bacterial (1829) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour at the taproom. Thick dark brown pour. Spicy nose with some citrus going on. Taste is interesting but a bit too much like a fall candle at grandma’s house. Hmm. Ya, muddled mess in the finish.
Dr_Fellini (673) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft the the bruery. Pours a deep brown color with virtually no head. Aroma is spicy, potpourri, rum. Flavor is spicy sweet, huge spiced rum, lingering into the finish. OK. Not my thing.
nuplastikk (4832) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at GTMW ticket wait out line 2014, presumably Ben. Rummy, boozy, rich, pretty tasty. Steady beige head. Syrupy sweet booze finish. Very heavy, liqueur like. More like a spiced rum than a Porter. Really tasty. I like it. Unique.
Thisis12ptfont (908) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - OCT 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ The Bruery. Fantastic aromas of big tropical rum, oak, toffee, coffee beans, blueberries and barrel wood. Appears black with no foam at all. Taste is chocolate, oak, toffee, brown malts, cocoa nibs, nutmeg, spices and honey. Finishes sweet with massive tropical rum booziness, spices, vanilla, coconut and heavy barrel wood characteristics. Overall, this is a real treat. Very well balanced with huge complexity. A+ rating.
kathouse (1169) - Nevada, USA - SEP 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Looks much more like a stout with the dark brown foam and oily body. Smells terrific with chocolate, toasted oak, and cinnamon aromas. Rum soaked malts make the alcohol presence known but the middle and finish are vanilla and cinnamon. A little burn at the end. Nice.
bhensonb (11796) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at The Bruery. Pours black with a slight dark tan head. Aroma of spice, chocolate and rum. Full bodied. Flavor of spicy rum, treacle, heat and a suggestion of anise/chocolate. Rum! Delicious.
Travlr (14167) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of gendv138, thank you sir! Clear deep maroon brown color, beige head. Aroma of coffee, cocoa, licorice, vanilla. Taste is wow! Very rich brunt licorice, espresso, dark bitter cocoa. I like this one.
Ed5388 (2362) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle of non infected beer, shared by Dan P. Poured black with a small foamy dark tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate, smoked malt, jäger, cinnamon, and caramel. Taste of campfire, chocolate, spiced rum, dark fruit, and oak. Definitely an interesting beer.