JBPortland (1542) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2014
22oz bottle shared thanks to Lukaduke! Pours dark brown black with small tan head. Nose is a combo of boozy rum spice and vanilla oak with fudge and dark chocolate. Taste is creamy, dark rich chocolate truffle and some rum spice notes, cinnamon, soft oak, touch of booze, raisin. Finish is bitter dark cocoa with some earthy ashy chocolate cake and dusty rum soaked oak. Layered and very well done. Really enjoyed this one. Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2014
This poured a dark brown with a beige head. Aroma was of rubbing alcohol, rum and chocolate. Flavor was similar, booze not as strong and chocolate coming through. Art (3217) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2017 Bottle thanks to mdbrady12. Pours a deep dark brown black. Light brown head. Aroma of nutty rum, slight booze. Taste is a bit hot, sweet. Medium light body, medium high carb. charule (2257) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to artmcd8. Poured black with beige head. Aroma of sweet dark fruit vanilla. Light carb med bod. Light rum taste choc char. Steasy66 (1155) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Really sweet aroma, creamy cake batter and roasted malt. Flavor is similar, sweet chocolate cake batter. Pretty fantastic beer.
allmyvinyl (10486) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Oh, mama! Pours jet black with a tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, liquorice, blackcurrant, vanilla, coconut. Taste is toffee, boozy vanilla, coconut, more dark chocolate roastiness. Finishes long in to the night. Cracking.. BenH (3439) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle thanks to Dennis. Black with dark brown head. Aroma of chocolate, coconut, vanilla, oak. Taste of licorice, coconut, chocolate, well balanced and delicious. Thick and sweet with a bitter finish. Stuu666 (13019) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is coconut, toffee, chocolate, vanilla, taste is rich chocolate, spicy, vanilla, boozy. cgarvieuk (24166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2014
bottle at home ... huge thanks to Ben... deep black ... thin tan lacing ... massive roast ... big coconut nose ... dark chocolate .... way tooo coconut .. dark roast .. dark chocolate malts ... dark roast... light woodyness ... heavy malts.. tooo much barrel Clownoisseur (473) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Big thanks to DocJitu (Dennis) for this bottle! Pours pitch black, one-finger bubbly mocha head that fades to a ring with lacing abound. Very oily in the glass, plenty of legs. Aroma of rum upfront, chocolate and vanilla mingle with toasted nut and fruity esters. Taste is not as hot as the nose would suggest. Silky/velvety mouthfeel carries a nice dark fruit sweetness, molasses, chocolate and vanilla hints for a good while. Clinging to my palate and masking the rum character until the very end. Nice body to this, nice carbonation, just a really nice beer!