j12601 (13659) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2017
Can split with my wife. Pours a deep black with a thin tan head. Big roast on the nose, cocoa, a bit of sweetness and a hint of paper. Big roast, cocoa. Medium bodied, lots of earthy roast and a soft bit of chocolate. Cocoa into the finish, a bit of warming alcohol. Tasty and warm.
djd07 (16675) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2017
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with small beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is wood, maple, roast, dark chocolate. Medium body, similar flavors to nose, very sweet, boozy, very good. lefossoyeur (615) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2017
Potch black with a bubbly brown head. Very nice rum barrel character eith candied apples, brown sugar, maple candy. Full bodied, smoith and velvety, maple, and a beautiful warming rhum finale. It goes down so easy for such a big beer. Beautiful. Johnsense (1850) - - OCT 23, 2016
Black pour, medium sized brown head with some lace. Rum, roasted malt, light maple, dark toffee in the aroma. Rum prominent in the taste but compliments rather than overpowers the base stout. Molasses, Maple, roasted malt, dark coffee. No alcohol warming. Fuller body, slick mouthfeel. bytemesis (9814) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 7, 2016
Bottle. Pours opaque black, medium creamy dark brown head, good lacing. Aroma is chocolate, maple, rum. Flavor is medium sweet, medium bitter, roasty, rum and maple syrup, cocoa and molasses. Full body, creamy mouthfeel. Pretty damn good.
Bulk_Carrier (6064) - Vermont, USA - JAN 30, 2016
This was poured into a snifter.
The appearance was a black color with a quickly dissipating off white to tan head that left no lacing.
The smell had sweet maple rolling into the subtle sweet milk chocolate and roasty to bitter coffee tones.
The taste was semi-sticky sweet through the combination of the maple and the milk chocolate. Boozy heat is mild, but there. Dry milk chocolate aftertaste with a robust semi-sticky finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a nice sticky sipping quality about it. Carbonation feels good allowing the stickiness from the maple hit my tongue nicely, almost cloying, but tame.
Overall, really awesome Imperial Stout that I would love to have again. Benzai (17009) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 11, 2015
Sampled from bottle @ Hey Julien is back and Dean’s floor is moist tasting. Opaque pitch black color, average sized medium to dark brown colored head. Aroma is malts, liquorice, some liquor. Taste malts, liquorice, lightly earthy, liquor, lightly roast. Medium to full body, medium carbonation. Martinus (4806) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2015
Black, tan head. Roasted coffee aroma, maple, rum, banana, vanilla. Light bitter coffee flavour, vanilla, caramel, brown sugar. Light sweet finish, wood, rum.
(from bottle @ Hey Julien is back and Dean?s floor is moist tasting. Thanks for sharing, Julien!) Maakun (7235) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2015
Bottle at THT. Black with light brown bubbly head. Sweet chocolate, rum, lots of spices, vanilla, licorice, cinnamon buns, molasses. Quite sweet with a nice roasted bitter finish. Full bodied with sticky feel and soft carbonation. Nice stuff. rxeight (3347) - Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Small format bottle. Black pour. Heavy on the roasted malts. Lots of sticky sweetness but not really a pronounced maple flavor. Definitely a rum presence.