djd07 (16289) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2016 Indecipherable (14) - - NOV 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not overly rum flavour, get a bit of cherry/tart aroma and flavor. Quite black, thin head...decent beer overall
Bottle thanks to Diego. Pours a dark brown with medium tan head that lasts. The aroma is strong roast, cocoa, dark fruit, rum, wood. Medium body, similar flavors to nose, light tartness, nice booze finish, really enjoyed this. ineedbeer (2296) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 28, 2016
Poured from a 750 ml bottle.
Aroma is fruity with quite a bit of cherry, raisin, fig and prune with some lighter tropical fruit. Medium light rum note with a hint of oak. Light chocolate and roast notes with a bit of toasted bread and caramel. A touch of alcohol spice.
Pours black with some dark brown hues on the edges and a large, thick, dark tan head that shows great retention as it slowly recedes.
Flavor is somewhat sweet upfront with moderate roast notes and some lighter chocolate. Moderate acidity hits mid palate with some tart cherry, figs, prunes, plums and raisin. Hints of tropical fruit and citrus. Medium bitterness. Some medium light rum notes with a bit of spice and oak. More acidity, tart cherries and some berries as it warms.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium high carbonation. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth.
Overall, an alright beer, but far form my preferred beers. This is more like a rum barrel aged dark sour ale. I’m not a big fan of dark sours and am so-so on rum barrels so this doesn’t do it for me. Its better as it warms and your palate adjusts to the acidity. PhillyCraft (8189) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2015
Bottle shared. Pours black with huge coffee head. Nice lacing. Notes are dark sour saison over porter and the rum is ultra light which is welcomed. Balanced well and dialed in on all accounts. Brett, light cocoa, sour berries/fruit. Didn’t expect to like it on paper but SARA impressing again. jtclockwork (17604) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2015
Bottle. Pours black tan head. Nose/taste of rum, oak, chocolate brownie and vanilla - medium body. hopscotch (11409) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle... Pours tar-black with a mid-sized, creamy, mushroom-colored head. Fantastic retention. The aroma is an earthy, boozy mélange of musty leather, fallen wood, and either fruity liquor or fortified wine. Full-bodied with a raspy mouthfeel and vibrant carbonation. The flavor features clean acidity and mild roastiness. Finishes crisp and tart. Not sure this was intended to be a “wild” beer, but I like it. Bottle courtesy of 50belair!
bottleforager (3211) - Gray, Maine, USA - APR 28, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to JBPortland ! Pours a dull van dyke brown color with a finger of eggshell foam. Nose is a mix of heavy earthy roast, prune, pumpernickel and a touch of sweet rum. Palate follows with a strange combination of bitter walnuts, dark vinous fruit, cocoa nibs, some musky vanilla and lots of earthy roast. JBPortland (1574) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - APR 27, 2014
750ml bottle thanks to bytemesis! Pours dark brown balck with 2 finger foamy head. Nose is spicy rum, roasty cocoa, some acidic fruit. Taste is fruity roasty cocoa with some spicy rum acidity. Finish is mildy tart rum spiciness, roasty bitter chocolately malts. daknole (11048) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Dark brown pour, medium brown head. Quite roasty up front, some barrel notes, but not a lot. Prunes, raisins, carbonation is quite bubbly. Not bad not super amazing. wchesser (2159) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle from a buddy in Aptos. Dark brown-black. Nose is dark malts, oak, light coffee. Taste is light coffee, very much muted from the base beer I recall having on tap, some sour funk, wet wood, with a tart finish that thins out the palate. Had after some bbq, and it was a nice palate cleanser for sweeter barbecue sauce elements. Improved as it warmed, becoming more complex, with a hint of the rum if you look for it, and more coffee. Rum really barely discernible. cubs (10740) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle @ Steve_0’s palace, courtesy of Stephen. Thanks! Pours a deep brown appearance with a dark brown head. Some twanginess in the nose. A bit of dark fruit, chocolate, and roast as well. Somewhat boozy, kind of barrel forward. Carbonation is a bit heavy. Some burnt and fruity notes as well. Ehh.