jjgmd (2163) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2015
At the brewery in St Pete, pours a deep intense black pour with a beautiful coffee Java head. Nose is through and through whiskey, with vanilla and dark fruits, with strong cherries. Taste is chocolate and dark fruit malt, heavy and velvety and laced with strong rum. Finishes on the same dark fruit rum notes. Exquisite !!! Quaff Score 9 / 10 zgaier (1951) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2015
On tap at Cycle Brewing. Pours pitch black with a brown head and very nice aroma of rum, vanilla, and chocolate. Taste is strong, nice strong run notes with dark fruits, vanilla, chocolate, and alcohol into the warming finish. Complex and delicious brew kermis (13480) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2015 Bottle shared with Deanso. Pours near black with a thick, short lived, brown head. Massive aroma as soon as the bottle was popped of dark chocolate, boozy rum and oak barrel, fudge, molasses, light licorice notes, forest leaves and deal fruity, almost slight vinous notes. Flavour is heavy sweet and bitter. Warming in the mouthfeel with a medium oily texture. Full bodied with a strange pleasant moderate prickly carbonation. First tick of 2015! :-) deanso (10141) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - JAN 1, 2015
Bomber courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Big thanks.
Rum aroma. Small tan head. Clear black pour. Rum in the aftertaste. Very well brewed. An excellent imperial stout. Dfonorow (2216) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle. Pour is deep brown with some slight red tints and a small khaki colored head. Aroma and flavor of dark rum, moderate fruit, apple cider, roasted coffee, light chocolate, and lemon juice. A bit strange, tastes like a barley wine mixed with a dry stout.
RobertDale (6480) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 28, 2014
22 ounce shared bottle. Pours almost black with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, rum, and vanilla. Taste is dark chocolate, rum, vanilla, roasted malt, dark fruit, and barrel. World class! TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Pours a dark, dark brown, almost black like motor oil with thick khaki colored head. Rum, vanilla, toasted malt, chocolate, and coconut on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with cocoa and rum. Lubiere (13915) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
A dark brown stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, superb sweet vanilla fudge and chocolate malt, coffee grind, musty character, beautiful sweetness. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity chocolate malt with loads of alcohol warmth, vanilla, bourbon barrel, licorice notes, molasses, wonderful beer. Garlic_of_Doom (645) - SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2014
Pours black and thick, forming a small beige foam ring and some nice lacings.
Aroma has rum, dark chocolate, marzipan and vanilla.
Taste has rum, dark chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt and, slight liquorice, pepperiness and bitterness. No alcohol.
Full body, soft carbonation, velvety smooth.
Short dry after taste.
Lukaduke (3206) - Gray, Maine, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Pours a smooth black umber color with a finger of khaki foam. Nose is a mix of sweet chocolate, earthy roast and layers of coconut, spiced cola and a hint of licorice. Palate follows the nose with nice integration of rum and stout flavors. Body is a touch thinner than expected but still has a nice mouth coating viscosity. Solid.