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 (14182) - 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 (655) - SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2014
Pours black and thick, forming a small beige foam ring and some nice lacings. bottleforager (3211) - Gray, Maine, USA - NOV 28, 2014
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.
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. JBPortland (1564) - 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 (6611) - 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 (3220) - 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 (2299) - 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 (1158) - 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 (11073) - 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..