fonefan (51593) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 1, 2017
kermis (14716) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2016
Bottle 750ml. shared at [ A Day To Sink All Sea Shepards tasting. ], Brussels, Belgium.
[ As Side Project Derivation Blend #5 ].
Clear dark black brown color with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, beige head. Aroma is heavy malty, coffee, vegetable coffee, chili fruit, alcohol - sweet alcohol - rum, moderate to heavy roasted. dark malt, spicy notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet, light acidic and moderate bitter with a long duration, chili, dark malt, roasted, coffee, dark malt, vanilla, chocolate, tart notes. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic - rum. 
Bottle shared at A Day To Sink All Sea Shepards tasting. Full lineup of 1-6 + DB. Black with a ring tan head. The strangest of the series so far. Aroma of coffee, vanilla, but then some unexpected notes like fruity chilli pepper and spices, with chocolate, malt, caramel and molasses. Flavour is heavy sweet with a light sourness. Full bodied with soft carbonation. [17-09-2016] rouhlas (3900) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - SEP 22, 2016
750 ml bottle shared at the original Chez Moeder Lambic’s cellar. Thanks to Cory and Fux!! Black color with brown head. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate, strong coffee, spicy notes, alcohol. Sweet, bitter and acidic taste. Medium to full oily silky body with soft carbonation. kraddel (9170) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 17, 2016
@ A day to sink all seasheppards. Thnx for sharing, everyone !! Pours black, no head. Smell is booze, rye whisky. Taste is sharp, bitter,even some sourness here... not sure if it should be this way, but I’m not diggin’ it. phaleslu (10748) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2016
Bottle at the brewery, shared with my man dbsdelight. Pours an opaque midnight brown with a nice brown head that settles into a nice cap before finally settling into a lasting ring while the film dissipates slowly. Leaves some legs in the glass, as well, although not to the extent that D1 or D2 did. Beautiful, consistent aroma and flavor, with notes of rich roasted coffee, vanilla, toasted coconut, roasted marshmallow, marzipan, charred oak, dried dark fruits (raisns), milk and dark chocolate, brown sugar, and caramel. Full-bodied, with a smooth, coating mouthfeel and modest carbonation. Nothing here outdoes another element - the rum barrel aging is delicate, the roast is offset by sweetness, which isn’t the least bit overwhelming. Perfectly in balance, which is rare for rum barrel-aged beers. Gorgeous and utterly satisfying.
djd07 (15661) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2016
Bottle shared by Cory. Pours black with small tan head that lasts. The aroma is strong vanilla bean, roast, cocoa. Thick mouth, chewy, roast, vanilla, cocoa, nice sweetness, barrel character is amazing, so impressive. rxeight (3281) - Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2016
750ml at the Side Project Cellar. Pitch black with no head. Aroma is intense dark coffee at first with a bit of dark rum. Taste along the same lines, dark bitter coffee. Picks up a touch of vanilla as it warms, but very subtitle. Had this at the coffee crawl event so slowly consumed over the course of several hours. More and more vanilla as it warms. Best at room temp. Perfect vanilla bean flavor, not extract or vanilla alcohol like most vanilla stouts. gregwilsonstl (2689) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 2, 2016
UPDATED: APR 2, 2016 Thick. Nice rum characteristics. Not boozy. Not sweet either. Split w carter. Strong barrel taste. Not getting as much coffee as expected (but that might be because today is maplewood coffee crawl and i have prejudices about what to expect) b3shine (9201) - Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2016
750 ml bottle to goblet at SPC. Looks good; a nearly opaque dull black with beige head that steadily dissipates into thin lacing. Smells delicious! LOADS of chocolate fudge alongside notes of coffee, oak, and a bit of well-balanced, high-quality rum. Some roast as well. Tastes like it smells, but not quite as robust and decadent. Still awesome though. Mouthfeel is full-bodied and exceptionally smooth for the abv. The best # I’ve had so far.