Dark Age - Rum Barrel-Aged
Wicked Weed Brewing

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From:
Wicked Weed Brewing
 
North Carolina, United States
Style:
American Imperial Stout
ABV:
12%
Score:
91
Avg:
4.14 | pDev: 7.73%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
19
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 08, 2019
Added:
Oct 12, 2013
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  4
SCORE
91
Outstanding
Notes: None
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Rated: 4.69 by FlaS4 from Florida

Dec 08, 2019
 
Rated: 4.07 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

May 22, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by fthegiants from California

Feb 03, 2017
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

3.89/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Much like the original with the chocolate fudge, char, vanilla and oak, but the molasses, sugar cane and especially rum overpowers all nuance, reducing the smell and taste to a surface level experience, that while enjoyable misses out on the potential of this beer. Smell is less effected by the booze heat than the palate. Feel suffers the most compared to the original that was elevated and complete, this is a bull in the china shop by comparison, good chewiness helps though. It's fine but could have been so much more
Dec 29, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by BEER88 from Washington

Dec 14, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania

May 20, 2016
 
Rated: 4.49 by ironchefmiyagi13 from Tennessee

Apr 22, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by Gkruszewski from New York

Feb 06, 2016
 
Rated: 3.93 by KingEdward from North Carolina

May 30, 2015
 
Rated: 4.5 by SeaOfAsh from North Carolina

Sep 29, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by mtpHokie from Virginia

Jul 09, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Mar 07, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by FUwolfpacker from South Carolina

Jan 02, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by cardsfan from North Carolina

Dec 31, 2013
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Reviewed by Pencible from Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: This poured opaque black with thick tan head.
S: It smelled like sweet raisins and brown sugar, with some honey wheat and oak.
T: It tasted like honey wheat and toffee, with some raisin and brown sugar and oak. It had a smooth sweet aftertaste with some alcohol warming.
M: It was thick and chewy with a little fine carbonation. Great slick body.
D: This was more like a dark rum barleywine, with little stout character. But the scent and taste and body were all fantastic. The finish was smooth, with some heat, so perfect to sip. Would age well I'm sure, but doesn't need it. Excellent brew.
Nov 29, 2013
 
Rated: 4.25 by KevinGordon from North Carolina

Nov 17, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by Falcone from North Carolina

Oct 30, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by navin from Virginia

Oct 30, 2013
 
Rated: 4.5 by JISurfer from South Carolina

Oct 27, 2013
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Reviewed by Thesoundandthefury from Washington

3.42/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
High hopes when I see a rum barrel aged beer, but this was a bit off. The oak took charge, and in a big and bold way. The base beer seems like it would be great with a little less barrel character, but the oak dominates the other flavors. coffee chocolate, and rum are there, but playing second fiddle to the oak. For a big boozy beer, this is it, but for a more refined barrel character, look elsewhere.
Oct 24, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by ChrisKayler from Virginia

Oct 21, 2013
 
Rated: 4.5 by AngusOg from North Carolina

Oct 20, 2013
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Reviewed by mntlover from Tennessee

4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours black no light getting through at the bar at least when held to outside porch. Head is small bar pour size coco in color with some light lacing left behind.

Aroma is roasted malts more chocolate then coffee notes. Fairly sweet almost lactose like sweetness, almost. Some light rum notes might be adding to the sweetness personally consider rum on the sweet side myself.

Taste is like the nose roasted malts good chocolate notes light coffee some warming from the alcohol that blends very well. Like the rum barrels maybe because its different more mellow the bourbon but adds to the sweetness of the stout. Some pepper like notes in the finish along with spicy alcohol notes.

Mouthfeel is big medium seems little light for 12% stout but maybe it leeched some alcohol from the rum barrels.

Overall enjoyed this and would have again think I like the rum not overpowering but adds some flavor. Solid beer worth a try. 40 IBU OG 1.099 according to the caulk board.
Oct 12, 2013
Dark Age - Rum Barrel-Aged from Wicked Weed Brewing
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 23 ratings