OldGrowth (3393) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - DEC 3, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle/ batch 165/206 from trade with UCusty. Good Roma, sweet, malty, barelly ( is that a thing) strong on rum barrel, chocolate. Dark brown black color, no head or lace. Heavy sweet medium bitter flavor. Full body, still, creamy oily mouthfeel, no carbonation, sweet bitter hot finish
Cybercat (5458) - Georgia, USA - OCT 15, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours opaque coffee sable with a thin tan head. Aroma features rum, roast malt, molasses, smoky wood, and subtle roast coffee notes. Flavor delivers dark fruit, roasted malt, rum, woody, molasses, and subtle roast coffee tones. T’would be hard to improve this one! Firm mouthfeel includes plenty of fizz. All hail Aphrodite, Goddess of Love!
TXBadger (2733) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an opaque dark brown almost black like oil with the same type of viscosity and khaki colored head. Rum, oak, vanilla, nuts, chocolate, and candy sweetness on the nose; follow onto the palate. Very complex and full bodied. Finishes with plenty of barrel and chocolate.
Christos (5352) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Jackie O’s Rum Barrel Oil Of Aphrodite) Bottle 375 ml at home, served into a snifter, tasted side to side with the Sherry barrel. ABV 11.5%
Totally black colour on the body with a small and thin dark brown heas on top, with low retention.
Aroma of rum, alcohol, light vanilla, chocolate as it warms up.
Taste is intense rum, light soy sauce, strong alcohol, faint roasted malts.
Medium body with good carbonation.
Pretty good although rather boozy.
jandd1983 (4094) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - DEC 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. It poured a black color with a brown head. The aroma was fruity, with raisins, caramel, vanilla, chocolate and rum. The taste was similar to the aroma with more roastiness, caramel, chocolate, rum, wood, fruits and nice warming alcohol. Good stuff.
JBPortland (1529) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle pours dark brown black with small tan head. Nose is fruity, light minty spice, cola, nutty, brownie and baker’s chocolate. First sip is huge nutty notes up front which give way to fruity cola, some herbal spice and mint, baker’s chocolate and dark brownie. Finishes with some balanced sweetness, light acidity, dark fruits and char, roast dark nutty chocolate.
demmbonz (732) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 9, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to snifter. Thick and oily. Lovely nose of rum barrel aging. Started out fantastic but as it warmed it definitely got a little tart. Shouldn’t have waited so long to drink as it’s definitely started to turn but still pretty good.
Bule (2050) - California, USA - NOV 7, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml bottle pours a thick black color with a bit of head. Rum aroma as soon as the cap came off. Nice rum flavor finishing with some burnt sugars.
Countbeer (6387) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber: #41/192: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Pitch black body. Brown head.
Aromas of coffee, rum, alcohol, roast, raisin, chocolate, caramel, soy... Complex and great aroma!
Flavours of roast, chocolate, coffee, rum, earthy, praline, caramel, wood roast, bitters... Etc etc... Tasty!
Aftertaste is bitter, roasty, dry, some wood and rum tones, chocolate/cacoa, caramel/fudge and a coal tint.
Low carbo, thick to oily mouthfeel, full body!
Complex, interesting, rich and delicious!
BuckeyeBoy (6969) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 6, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle 254 of 300. Pours out black topped with a tan head. Nose is roast malts chocolate espresso rum barrel notes and some vanilla. Taste is roast malts chocolate coffee and plenty rum notes.