Fritz123 (1533) - 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.
hopscotch (10426) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Pours black with a small, creamy, khaki head. Smells like a marriage of Captain Morgan spiced rum and chocolate - loads of vanilla bean and cola nut. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and tickling carbonation. The flavor features a moderate measure of burnt bitterness and tons of boozy, sweet rum and vanilla. Boozy, bittersweet, toasty finish. Thanks to landhoney for sharing this delicious brew!
ajnepple (4370) - Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at The Bruery. Almost black in appearance. Strong, spicy rum notes in the nose with vanilla, oak, zesty fruit, toasted malt, licorice, light molasses and fall spices. Full bodied with a light boozy finish. Good.
RafeAU (629) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster on tap at the bruery. Overall numerical rating only. Bourbon, dry, vanilla, nutmeg, could use more sweetness
Dogbrick (10409) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the Inventory Reduction Beer Tasting on 08/08/2015. Deep dark brown color with a medium thick khaki head that recedes gradually. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of oak, chocolate, malt and spice. Full-bodied with flavors of oaky bourbon, roast malt, dark chocolate and cinnamon. The finish is sweet and boozy with a spiced rum/bourbon and malt aftertaste. Pretty good beer all around.
JorisPPattyn (8906) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours like black syrup. Intense nutty, roasted, rum notes. And again mint. Mint, rum, sweet-roasted stout notes. Aniseed is there indeed. Syrupy feel, fiery alcoholheat. Not my taste - infected?
GlasgowTAD (945) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at all killer no filler. Pours jet black with a quickly disappearing brown head. Aroma is ginger, booze and something resembling chilli. Taste is ginger, cardamom, chilli heat, gingerbread, slightly doughey.
RobertDale (4721) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml. bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, spice, and alcohol. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, spice, vanilla, coffee, and run. Not infected, just missed the mark.
PartyFowle (791) - - JUL 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep black. Thick-looking. Not much head, but what does appear is a deep reddish-brown like clay. Sweet aroma. Maple, ginger root, orange peel, vanilla bean. A little heavier toward the zest than the barrel. Rummy. Black strap molasses rum, rich and maple-heavy. Vanilla bean is less prominent than in the nose, but still rounds out the flavor a bit. Orange is big, blending with the vanilla in a sort of chocolate version of an orange julius. Finish is impressively clean and dry, with lingering spice bitterness. Moderate CO2, lighter body than expected. Fizzy. I tried this beer on draft when it first came out -- it was a spice rack, huge on the ginger, cinnamon and orange zest. I don’t know if it was the time or just the difference between bottle and keg, but this version is vastly different and vastly improved.
GothGargoyle (1949) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a minimal beige head. Aroma is chocolate, orange liqueur, rum, nutmeg. Full bodied, lightly syrupy mouthfeel, reasonably well balanced on the palate with a slightly boozy finish. Taste is Grand Marnier, chocolate, orange peel, rum. So orangey.
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 8, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the source. Pours dark brown with no head. Aroma is cinnamon and licorice. Flavor is strongly licorice and dark fruits. Doesn't work well yuck.
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