Nocturne (1992) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2013
On tap at Mikkeller Bar SF. Dark black with a brown head that quickly vacates. Huge rum notes in the aroma. I can’t get enough! Very smooth and drinkable, with an almost minty and buttery edge, however the heavy barrel presence starts to make me wonder what other flavours it might be smothering, and also whether rum really complements a stout. It certainly worked well enough here, but they don’t strike me as perfect bedfellows. Quibbling aside, a brilliant beer, but fell slightly short of the hype for me. jcwattsrugger (12524) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2013
@RBWG-JAX Grand Tasting-thin lt brown-black that sheets. A-rum/wood, anise-dk malt. T-rum/wood, vanilla, rich chocolate-dk malt, some balancing hops. Occasional.
wheresyourball (575) - El Cajon, California, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Growler shared by Steve. Black pour with a small tan head. Roast, rum, vanilla, chocolate on the nose; some tartness from infection up front, followed by coffee, chocolate, spice, wood. Very smooth, finishes bitter. fluffy (2461) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2013
like Rare, but with more alcohol burn. again, not that fascinated with it. decent of course, just not super exciting. johnnnniee (4408) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Growlerette received in trade from MeadMe, thanks for the opportunity.
Pours a thick inky black color with a tiny tan head that dissipates quickly. The aroma is heavy on the alcohol and rum with bits of roast, chocolate, dark pitted fruit and caramel. The flavor is chocolate, brown sugar, and caramel with a heavy presence of ethanol, rum and bits of earthy wood. Faint smokey malt and bits of dark fruit round out the flavor nicely. Medium to thick body with a light level of carbonation, and a slick, oily mouthfeel. This one gets a bit hot and is a sipper to be sure. This grew on me as I got towards the end.
Ataraxia (572) - California, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Opaque black, thin khaki lacing. Black rum, plum, cherry, chocolate syrup, leather, and charred wood. Light sweetness at the front, liquor bitterness in the back. Silky smooth, viscous, and full-bodied. A bit boozy, but plays well with the flavors. Lingering bitter finish that’s very pleasant. Using rum barrels seems to result in a gentler barrel character. hallinghansen (3421) - Odense SV, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2013
Growler, trade from sean9689, thanks. Black body with a medium light brown head. Aroma is coffee, licorice, salty, roasted malt, oak. Flavour is licorice, coffee, dark chocolate, hoppy notes, oak. I sense the rum as well. Very balanced impy stout. Soft carbonation. This is amazing, imo a little better than rare dos. Yummy. AirForceHops (7811) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Batch is 2013 mid year. Insane pitch black color, very thin tan head. Nose is rum spice, rich roasted malt, vanilla and mild dark chocolate. Flavor is decadent. Not to be a cheap rater but... All the same flavors as the aroma. The mouthfeel is real creamy with lots of silky texture. Full body with a great level of complexity. Rum is one of the few hard Liquors that I really enjoy, this gives me an imperial stout with rum barrel, a big Grand Slam home run for me, really awesome stout! AdamChandler (5181) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 17, 2013
New batch mid 2013. okay okay okay, this one is NOT infected! :)
bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2013
A - Looks the same as Rare, oily black, silky smooth.
S - Smells wonderful. This has a tootsie roll nose with chocolate and cherry pie with some earthy aromas. Definite rum nose as well.
T - You get a mix of cigar tobacco, dark fruits, TONS of delicious south-florida rum and a mild bitterness. Load of chocolate. I also get some vanilla very faint, berries? wow.
M - Heavy body, thick and oily, very nice
O - I LOVE this version of DOS. WOW. Memorable and delicious! Could drink the whole thing myself.
(Growler) Pours an opaque black body with a small tan head. Aroma of rum, chocolate, toffee, and maple. Flavor of chocolate, rum, toffee, and caramel.