RATINGS: 215   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pirate Noir is our Jamaican rum barrel aged imperial oatmeal stout. This beer takes our already delicious Prairie Noir and adds intense notes of vanilla, coconut, and rum to the beer.

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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
superspak (5212) - Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2017
12 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 11/14/2016. Pours dense pitch black color with a small dense tan head with solid retention, that reduces to a minimal spotty lacing cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toffee, fudge, vanilla, coconut, cream, toasted oak, brown sugar, and dark bread; with lighter notes of molasses, rum raisin, fig, date, cherry, licorice, smoke, charcoal, roast/toast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and rum barrel notes; with great strength. Increasing booziness in the aromas as it warms, but not overwhelming. Taste of huge dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toffee, fudge, vanilla, coconut, cream, toasted oak, brown sugar, and dark bread; with lighter notes of molasses, rum raisin, fig, date, cherry, licorice, smoke, charcoal, roast/toast/oak earthiness. Light roast/char bitterness and rum/oak spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toffee, fudge, vanilla, coconut, cream, toasted oak, brown sugar, dark bread, rum, light dark fruit/molasses, and roast/toast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and rum barrel flavors; with a great roasted bitter/sweet and rum/oak spiciness balance; and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Light dryness from roast bitterness and rum/oak spiciness, lightly increasing through the glass. Light-medium carbonation and full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky, and lightly slick/chalky/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. A small pleasant warmth of alcohol from 12%, with minimal barrel booziness. Overall this is an incredible barrel aged imperial stout. All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and rum barrel flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the huge ABV. Incredible stout/barrel balance; never acrid/astringent on roast or tannic/drying on the barrel. A highly enjoyable offering.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlazerT (932) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - MAR 8, 2017
Bottle. Teku. Pitch black with tiny, light brown head. Almost no lacing and head retention is poor. Moderate roasted malts aroma, but mainly strong rum notes, along with some vanilla, surprisingly not really boozy. Taste is light heavy sweet with light to moderate bitterness in the end of degustation. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. After warming up slightly boozy, the body could be thicker, but all in all very good brew with strong and delicate rum notes. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfinney23 (3082) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2017
Disappointing only because I was hoping for more coconut. Its there but cant compete with the chocolate, rum, dark fruit and such.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmac (5964) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2017
12oz bottle via trade from the site that has no name. Poured a rather unimpressive solid viscous pitch black with a smaller super fast fading bubbly mocha colored head. Aroma of chocolate, light rum, barrel, a touch of spice but there is an overwhelming smell of burnt rubber that appears throughout the whole aroma I just cant get past that drags this one down. Flavor luckily skips the burnt rubber and goes straight to dark bakers chocolate, rum, barrel, burnt toast, spice cake, burnt chocolate muffins, burnt toast and some burnt coconut on the end. Body is sick thicker, oily, lighter carbonation and a lingering heat that hits towards the end and lasts and lasts.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinator (2150) - The Colony, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2017
Full body and creamy. Roasted malt with chocolate and rum. Hints of coconut and vanilla. Great dark color with a thin tan head.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
darla70 (30) - - FEB 8, 2017
Another excellent stout, bottle, definitely motor oil pour, heavy rum little vanilla, but overall very palatable.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thomashall (884) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - FEB 5, 2017
12oz bottle shared. Dark motor oil pour. Aroma has nice vanilla, booze. Taste is slick, booze, chocolate. This is crazy good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (10051) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 5, 2017
Bottle shared by Tom - thanks! Rich dark oily pour with minor head. Vanilla, rum, coconut. Slick. Awesome!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (9846) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2017 12 oz. bottle from a local. Thanks, Drew. Pours an opaque near-black with a small dark tan head that settles into a lasting ring. Notes of vanilla, coconut, chocolate, marshmallow, brown sugar, charred oak, dates, raisins, and warming rum throughout. Medium-plus bodied, with a smooth, sweet, coating, warming mouthfeel. The rum makes it sweeter than other barrel treatments. Like a holiday rum dessert. Gets better as it warms. Takes a while.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ICEatALAMO (1329) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2017
Bottle. The pour is black. The aroma is has some rum, not really any vanilla. The taste is strong on the rum. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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