icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Oily black pour with brown head. Aroma of dark malts, chocolate, and rum balls. Big, chewy mouthfeel. Exceptionally sweet, making this a very robust dessert style beer... 10 oz would be enough. radarsock (1203) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Delicate stuff. Aromas of rum raisins, oxidation, burnt fudge, leather, graham cracker crusts, and chocolate almond milk. Growing pleasurable heat. Share this amongst friends, don’t horde. charlotte (5394) - rødovre, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2013
Bottle.Pitch Black colour with small beige head.Aroma is sweet and vinious with hint of dried fruits,raisins,prun and chocolate,smooth and well balanced with hint of Vanilla and alc,smooth and nice finish. SlackerMads (3406) - DENMARK - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle at Theis. Pours thick black with a medium sized dark brown head. Rum soaked raisins, cocoa, chocolate, warming, some light cinnamon adds a nice spicy touch. Full body, heavy sweet and bitter, soft carbonation. Soft, heavy and warming. Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle at FoCo Stout Tasting 2013, courtesy of Dave. Thanks man! Pour is pitch black with a small brown head and decent lacing. Big toffee, caramel, bourbon, cocoa, coffee, raisins, figs, and cinnamon in the aroma. Taste is rich chocolate, light spice, toffee, caramel, raisins, bread, earthy, vanilla, and leathery with a light bite on the backend. Slick mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Really nice stuff.
sunevdj (4094) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle at Theis LA-box tasting. Pours an opaque black with no head. Sweet with aromas of caramel malts, alcohol and lightly roasted malts. Hints of coco nut and tobacco. Medium to full bodied. Soft carbonation. Sweet with a mellow dry finish. Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2013
Real treat for the night. Aroma is licorice, dates, figs, dark chocolate and rum sugar. Pours black and viscus with no head or carbonation whatsoever. Taste is dark and sweet with prunes, licorice, dark chocolate, cherries, oak, sweet rum, and dates. The roast darkness of this really shines and the rum flavors are very subtle. This is a dangerously easy beer to knock down. Was super grateful to try this. bytemesis (8584) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 15, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2014 Bottle. Pours inky black with a tiny black fizzy head and no lacing. Aroma is rum, raisin, date, roasted malt, coffee, more rum. Flavor is the same, plus anise, medium sweet, some bitterness. Medium body, silky mouthfeel. Surprisingly hot for 10%. barn0216 (550) - California, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Bottle from bytemesis, big thank you. Very dark, no foam. Boozy aroma, chocolate and dark fruit (raisins), almond. Similar flavor, booze, almond, raisins. Fair attempt, just too strong alcohol notes. jbeatty (1253) - New York, USA - SEP 19, 2013
Review from backlog, 06/23/2011. Pours pitch black, with a dark tan head that quickly fades. Aroma is rich chocolate brownie, not overly sweet, with spices, mostly cinnamon, mildly sweet grapes, rum raisin and brown sugar. Taste is initially sweet, dark fruits, prunes and currants, slightly smoky, ends with gentle roast and mild dark chocolate, coffee finish. Body is rich and creamy, flavors blending nicely. Really enjoyed this one- the rum barrel treatment and raisins bring a nice richness, a great treat.