Sarlacc83 (2514) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 24, 2018
Bottle thanks to MotoToddHead.
A: Mahogany in color with a firm ring of creme color foam and lacing.
N: Deep layers of rum, brown sugar, and melting caramel. Toffee and toasted biscuit. Medium roast coffee and a bit of barrel character. Char lending baker's chocolate. Ample vanilla and some coconut. Touch of floral hops and peppercorn just on the outside of the tongue.
T: Lusciously sweet followed by a quickening bitterness. More of the caramel and rum here, along with what I'd more accurately describe as: barleywine. (Or strong ale.) Licorice, kind of a blend between black and red, as well as the molasses.
M: Medium body, soft carbonation with a couple bursts here and there, and a lack of alcohol.
O: A warming beer for a cold Wisconsin-like winter's night. This was appropriate in so many ways, and I would love to have another to let it age for longer just to see how it develops. deyholla (12803) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2017
On tap at GTMW 2017. Pours a clear amber brown with a yellowish brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of rum with sweet grains, bread and a touch of nuttiness backing. Flavor has sweet dark grains, rum, bread and a bit of nuttiness in the finish. mrjaxson (643) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 25, 2016
Vanilla, molasses, chocolate and, surprise, rum, released in the aroma from a heady pour. A little dry alcohol bite at the end of the long, sweet finish that’s spot on for rum (because science demanded a shot of rum be consumed alongside this ale). Another wow brown-ale variation from Tyranena arkurzynski (2484) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2016
Mud-water brown. Nose of nutty cocoa brownie with fruity rum and light woody coconut. Flavor is walnut brownies with fruity rum. German chocolate cake. Travlr (27116) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 31, 2016
Sample at RBSG PGH 2016. Clear dark brown color, scant head. Aroma of milk chocolate. Taste is earthy cocoa. Nice.
JStax (7453) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2016
Bottle shared at RBSG. The beer is a clear brown with no head. Aroma has notes of toffee and chocolate. Moderately sweet. Medium body and moderate carbonation. jtclockwork (17914) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2016 Bottle on bus at RBSG Pittsburgh- pours brown white head - nose/taste of caramel, rum, oak and light toasted cocoa - medium body djd07 (16513) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2016
Bottle on RBSG Bus. Pours a clear amber with small beige head. The aroma is toasted grain, cocoa, caramel. Medium body, caramel, bready malt, light booze, very good. AWISLguy (3530) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 9, 2016
12oz bottle (or two) from the source. Dark brown pour with a brown head leaving some lace. Aroma is led by chocolate and rum. Caramel follows. Taste is of sweet vanilla, sweet rum, dark chocolate, sweet caramel, some coconut, some nut and light cherry. The coconut gets stronger down through the glass. Super smooth and tasty. The blend is well done, the body is medium and the carbonation is a bit low. Alcohol presence is there, but not as strong as the taste acts that it could be. Finishes to the sweetly vanilla-y side of bittersweet. The rum. The coconut. The solid chocolate component. The smoothness. This is excellent. 15.8 tmoreau (4888) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2016
On tap at The Rigby Pub & Grill in Madison, WI. served to a slightly tulip rimmed snifter, showing a black/brown hue, with a presentable layer of light tan head foam, and wavy spots & strands of lacing. Somewhat similar to the previously enjoyed, Wrath of Rocky, except a bit more dark caramel to the nose, noticeable rum instead of bourbon in the flavor, and a thinner body & texture that was assisted a bit by some amped fizziness to the effervescence. Enjoyed just as well.