Sebilinz (2621) - Linz, AUSTRIA - NOV 10, 2017 Sean9689 (286) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reviewed on 03-12-12 at Peg’s.
Pours black, mocha head, thin collar, spotty lace, wisps. Nose is smooth booze, chocolate (milk/dark/bakers), light caramel, excellent level of rum notes in there too. It’s very easy to pick out the rum version versus the regular Rare DOS and it’s cool to have them side-by-side. Flavor is rum, chocolate, vanilla, burnt sugars, excellent barrel character. The booze is just oh-so-smooth and enjoyable and just to my liking. I think the rum adds something else to this beer instead of taking away from the base Rare DOS. Really just outstanding stuff. Full, rich and smooth, nice subtle carbonation, creamy finish.
I have to say, this is slightly better then Rare DOS for me. The rum barrel really adds another layer to this beer, even though I didn’t think it was possible. Not sure if I’ll ever have it again, but hey, my fingers are crossed!
Bottle. Thanks to Werkmeister. Black body with brown head. Aroma is fruits raisins �barrel caramel dark roasted malts hints of alcohol. Taste is alcoholic fruits malts raising plums coffee hints of alcohol and Candy. Aftertaste is sweet. PowY (1043) - AUSTRIA - NOV 5, 2017
660 ml bottle, shared by Werckmeister, many thanks! Pours a very dark, nearly black, red-brown with a light red-brown head. The aroma is full with spicy Caribbean rum, oak - very dominant barrel notes - along with roasted malt behind - mild coffee, hints of hazelnut, some dark fruits. Full oily body with a low carbonation, a medium to medium-heavy sweetness, a light bitterness and some noticeable alcohol. The flavor is again full of rum along with molasses, brown sugar, chocolate. Finishes with rum barrel, some vanilla and sweetish roasted malt.
Werckmeister (3329) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - NOV 4, 2017
0,66l bottle at home from a trade shared by me. Vintage 2016. black color, small coffee colored head. smells of rum, earthy, licorice, bit boozy, nutty, marzipan, wood. very nice smell. full body, light carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes marzipan, coconut, earthy, vanilla, licorice, rum, spices, wood, dried fruits. finishes rather balanced with a light roasty bitterness and notes of rum, vanilla and some coconut. very nice barrel treatment, very smooth to drink, very rum forward though. very nice one but not my kind of imperial stout. barrel notes a bit too dominant. BlazerT (1251) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - JUN 3, 2017
Intensywny aromat - mleczna czekolada, wanilia, taki likier waniliowow-czekoladowy, taka krówka w płynie. No i przede wszystkim rum. Smak słodki - od początku do końca, podbity aromatami beczki. Ciało raczej pełne, wyraziste, ulepkowate, syropowate. Po ogrzaniu niezwykle fajnie się otwiera - wyraźnie czuć organiczne aromaty rumu i ta mleczna czekolada, która się momentami przełamuje, cukier trzcinowy, mega. Zdecydowanie lepsze po ogrzaniu. Mega piwo :) jake65 (4000) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - MAY 14, 2017
Bottle at the 10th Boise Imperial Stout Tasting. Dark brown pour with a smallish brown head. Sweet aroma of chocolate and espresso, vanilla and rum barrel notes. Silky and substantial body, big flavor of vanilla and chocolate with the rum barrel accent. Blended together seamlessly.
BuckeyeBoy (8476) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 13, 2017
22oz bottle thanks to Steve. Pours out black topped with a tan head. Nose is nice roast malts chocolate sweetness big rum barrel vanilla. Taste is more of the roast malts chocolate sweetness rum barrel very nice. gregwilsonstl (2661) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 11, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2017 Dark black. On way to Chris f’s wedding reception. Rum. Sticky. Nice stout. Thx Markwise BeerandBlues2 (13814) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 24, 2017
Draught at the brewery. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is moderate sweet run, chocolate and roast malt, vanilla and figs. Flavor is moderate sweet rum, oak, chocolate and roast malt with vanilla and prunes, and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation. Travlr (26091) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2017
Draft at Edmund’s Oast. Jet black color brown head. Aroma of vanilla toasted coconut rum. Taste is sweet dark cocoa licorice espresso vanilla coconut. Comes together nicely. koleminer20 (3976) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2017
Rating #3000. Bottle shared with ebone1988 for the Koleminer20 turns 3k and Ebone1988 turns 1.6k Bonanza. 22 oz bottle. The pour is a nice black color with a thin ring of medium khaki head and no lace to be found. It’s typical Cycle thin. But it’s great. The aroma is fantastic. There is a beautiful heavy rum, without the alcohol. The barrel is great and the sweet dark fruits just balance wonderfully. The malt has a nice chocolate on the back end that is just lovely. The flavor is great. The bright dark fruits and rum balance the chocolate malts and a hint of charred oak. The balance is amazing. Fruity, chocolatey, nice rum balance, a hint of vanilla... this is spectacular. The mouth feel is the typical Cycle thinness with a great soft carbonation and a lingeringly sweet chocolate, fruity rum on the back with a hint of great char. Fuck me this is good.