drpimento (3814) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 2, 2010
Shazam, these folks have done it again! Beer mastery extraordinaire. Poured a nice tan to light brown head that lasts with lots of lace. Color is pure unadulterated black- blacker than my soul. No highlights; just straightforward, pitch black. Black hole indeed. Aroma is malt, toffee, coffee, cocoa, rum, whiskey, dark ripe fruit. Flavor is like nose plus lots more: the rum really comes out and plays with the bittersweetness. Man what a wickedly lovely brew. Body is velvety, full, round, with perfect carbonation for this concoction. Quaffable, in spite of its barely concealed power. Finish is like flavor & slowwwly tapering . Perfection. badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 24, 2010
Black with a light brown head that starts out fluffy and ends creamy after settling. Huge chocolate, caramel, vanilla, spice, rum and oak aroma. The taste is big and in your face. Heavy palate between buttery and velvetty and slightly sticky. Earthy bready chocolate, rum, hints of raisin up front with caramel, vanilla, and rum tastes following and finishing with alcoholic warmth and bitter chocolate. Excellent complexity on this great sipping beer. patrickfannon (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2010
Bottle. 12.7 oz. Split with my Dad. Pours a stright solid obsidian black shiny with a wispy, slightly frothy beige head, Nice lacing down the side of my Tremens glass. Aroma of butter, cream, caramel, vanilla, honey, roasted almonds, sweet malt, oak, dry, spicy rum and lovely touches of hops and cocoa. Full bodied, but not agressive. Palate is insanely buttery, smooth, soft, and creamy. Boozy finish, but it balances out the sweetness. Seriously awesome Imperial stout. dbklord (6) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 8, 2010 does not count
Not nearly as much sweetness as the non-barrel aged black hole. A lot of alcohol and molasses flavour. Cuso (8950) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 4, 2012
Bottle from beerplanet.eu. Almost dark color with no head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, rum, raisins, molasses, wood. Taste, roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, honey, rum, wood. Coffee bitter finish. Awesome imperial stout.
Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2010
Bottle at home - shared with Mette. Pitch black - brown head. Sweetness. Alcoholic. Brown sugar. Coffee. Peppery. Barrel. Wooden. Light sharpness. Burned. Dark fruits. Coconut. Rum. Very nice. DocLock (11189) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2010
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours onyx w 1f brown head. Nose is oaky rum, dark malt, choc, peat, molassses, blackberry, port, hops. Tastes malty, with oaky, rum, spirit, molasses, hops, an overall earthy peaty quality, and a medium palate. Late heat, and the rum barrels seem to dry this one out and add a hoppy and strong cognac element late, making this one most suitable for a snifter.