koleminer20 (3591) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2017
From notes. Enjoyed at a tasting at Jake’s house on May 20. 750 mL bottle. The pour is a lighter muddy brown color with a thin ring of tan head that vanishes with haste, presumably due to the pure ethanol I’m about to consume. The aroma is incredibly sweet. There is toffee, rum for days, a dark fruitiness abound, a sweet alcohol, light brown sugar, a hint of vanilla… Jesus. This is everything that’s out to ruin my pancreas. At this point we all took turns offering out Wilford Brimley impressions. It’s true, we got Diabeetus. The flavor is much of the same. The alcohol is huge, but the rum sweetness, the dark fruits, the brown sugar, the caramel and toffee, it’s all just too much. The alcohol is a little sharper, but it’s a mess. The mouth feel is a little lighter and softly carbonated with a sweet rum and searing alcohol on the finish. This is something else, and I think it might need a few more years to calm down. Fuck. beerplace (1691) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2016
A bottle on Black Christmas 2016 at 12 Kings. Aroma is dark fruits, brown sugar, rum. Same taste. Very good stuff. Bule (2160) - California, USA - NOV 20, 2016
750ml bottle pours a dark brown color with a bit of head. A little syrupy sweetness. Rum comes through as slightly toasted dark brown sugar.
Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 6, 2016
750mL pours with a dirty murky brown body that supports a nice dark tan head. The aroma offers up plenty of residual sugars, brown sugar dusted stewed plums, caramel covered figs, soft thin rum, oak and molasses drizzled charred wood. The taste is smooth and rich and deep with molasses, some caramel, plenty of sugar stewed dark fruits where a date sensation plays a large role. To midway it picks up a modest degree of boozy barrel rimmed thinly by smooth sweet rum. It gets a bit more boozy into the finish as the rum grows some creating a slightly warming finish. Solid sipper, plenty sweet (too sweet?) but a solid sipper. chinchill (4991) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 23, 2016
Large shared bottle.
Boozy sweet aroma with the alcohol more hidden in the taste.
Very sweet, this drinks like a beer liqueur. Rather subtle rum flavor.
Moderate complexity at best.
Tmoney99 (14457) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2016
Bottle shared by alexsdad06.. Poured cloudy dark brown color with an average frothy tan head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt, dark fruit, wood and rum aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted dark sweet and rum flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where met with a standout beer. bytemesis (8357) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 5, 2016
Bottle, shared among friends on the 4th. Pours a murky brown, as do all in the line, minimal head without a super vigorous pour. Aroma is really rummy, vanilla, dark fruits, toffee, its like a fruitcake in a bottle. Flavor is fully sweet, light finishing bitterness, rum, vanilla and fruitcake. Fairly hot but a truly enjoyable sipper. Full body, thick mouthfeel, not quite making it to chalky. alexsdad06 (10384) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2016
750 ml bottle shared with Tmoney99, voodoofish65usf and Fifty West. Pours a hazy caramel brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have big sweet caramel malts, toffee, brown sugar, rum, wood, dark fruits, big beer, I got every bit of the 17.5%, still good. hopdog (12510) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2016
750ml bottle. Poured a brown color with a small sized tan head. Caramel, wood/oak, rum, vanilla, and brown sugar. Alengrin (5334) - BELGIUM - MAR 1, 2016
At Bruery Sucré Tasting. Same limited head formation as the others, colour a tad darker than the New American Oak version, more like the Tequila version. Aroma has the same basic characteristics as the NAO version, expectedly, but is a bit dominated by a strong, almost glue-like alcohol presence, as in cheap white rum. More wryness in the mouth as well, strong alcohol flavour, yet less outspoken than in the Tequila version. White rum flavour lingers. Boozy like the others, but equally complex.