Style: Stout (Barrel-aged)

ABV: 12.0

Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 20
Mouthfeel: 4

The Big Friendly Rummy (2023)

What the brewers say

“Imperial stout aged in Caribbean rum barrels.”

What our panel thought

“Deep black pour with faint head. Nice rum-barrel aroma from the first whiff. Distinctly dried black currant aroma. Some vanilla. Malted-milk-ball sweetness. Reminds me of a Fig Newton. Barrel character assertive but not overly dominant, nicely balanced with malt. Cloud-like body floats across the palate dropping flavors of rum, cherry, dates, chocolate, vanilla. A unique experience that delivers on flavor and drinkability given the ABV.”

What our editors thought

“Benedictine and amaretto liqueur aroma—nutty and gentle despite the obvious ethanol. Swirling energy in the sip with tannic Spanish cedar, stewed plum, a hint of ancho chile, and mounds of dark chocolate. Unexpected yet rewarding in its creativity.”

Review printed in: The Malt Is the Message (Spring 2024) (View All Issues)



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