BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 31, 2013gregwilsonstl (2466) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 17, 2016
Bottle and served in my Stone IRS snifter (and yes a bottle I did NOT get from Eric Starnes) : Pours basically opaque with a small creamy tan head, oily viscous legs and some lacework. The aroma has extremely heavy vapours of dark fruits (prune, plum , black cherry, fig) with luscious rum barrel character. What I like is I still get lots of the base beer character of milk chocolate, roast, char, tobacco, leather, tar and herbal hops. The taste is not quite the level of the nose with the heavy fruit, earthiness and barrel fighting off some oncoming sour’d twang. Sweet but never cloy, boozy but never over the top, woody but not tannic. Mikey Likey this a lot... Hopscotch why didn’t I get this from you ;-)
Very dark black...blackest beer I’ve seen. Smells boozy. Is boozy. Rum. Woody. Svartvit (516) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2016
Bottle shared during the November THT tasting at deanso’s place. Pours pitch black with a mocha head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, raisins, roasted malts, caramel, molasses, cinnamon, rum and oak. Taste is very sweet and light bitter, quite boozy. Full body, low carbonation. Almost like a thick barleywine. mariuspoenari (2637) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2016
Bottle shared at the November THT at deanso’s place. Pitch black with a light espresso head. Notes of coffee, tons of chocolate, sherry, rum, dark cherries, caramel and cinnamon. Medium to full body, medium carbonation and a bitter-sweet and spicy finish. sjogro (3951) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2016
Sampled from bottle at "This is not really deanso’s last THT"-tasting. Black with tan head. Deep roasted chocolate malts and big barrel notes, slightly moldy. Big sweet and deep roasted bitter. Full body, malty, low carbonation. Roasty chocolate finish. MrHangover (4439) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2016
Bottle at almost Dean’s final tasting, but we’ll call it his final tasting anyway. Pours a pitch black beer with a small brown head on top. Aroma of roasted caramel, light cinnamon, lots of oak, light on the rum. Boozy in the mouthfeel, as well as very sweet, roasty with a caramel. Aftertaste is long and powerful, very thick and amazing. Very nice.
Benzai (15446) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2016
Sampled from bottle @ Benzai’s final THT although MrHangover thinks it’s something else. Opaque pitch black color, average sized dark brown head that diminishes quickly. Aroma is malts, rhum. Taste malts, rhum, bitter, raisins, dark malts. Don’t really get a lot of the subtle flavors but it’s very nice indeed! Lovely! deanso (10070) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - NOV 25, 2016
75cl bottle shared at the Novembers Tht.
Thin tan head. Clear black pour. Really good. Tmoney99 (14365) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2016
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a black color with a moderate creamy brown head that diminished slowly and produced sticky legs and little lacing. Good roasted chocolate malt, fruit and rum wood aroma. Copious body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Complex dark sweet stout flavor with a rum wood dark sweet finish of long duration. This is a standout beer. alexsdad06 (10268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2016
750 ml bottle shared with Tmoney99 and the Bengals group. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have mild roasted malts, chocolate, raisins, dark fruit, rum adds sweetness, wood, thick viscous mouthfeel, still solid after sitting. rouhlas (3584) - GREECE - JUL 15, 2016
750 ml bottle at Gueuze tasting 2016, Ulfborg. Black color with beige brown head. Malty aroma, roasted, dark dried fruits, raisins, licorice, caramel, smoked notes, wood, alcohol. Sweet and light bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.