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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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A robust porter aged in dark rum barrels. The sweetness of the rum infused barrel dominates the palate - hints of vanilla and chocolate follow. ABV 9.0%. Offered in 12 oz bottles.

DRUM will be released October 8, 2012 in select stores and restaurants along the Front Range of Colorado.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (7687) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2014
Bottle 12 fl oz from Argonaut Liquors in Denver, on April 5, 2014.
Black color, teal to tan head. Acidic, light vinegar, some roasted notes scent. Acidic, light roasted taste. Acidic aftertaste. Fizzy mouthfeel, low to very low bitterness.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
notalush (4795) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Tap at CS taproom - dark ruby with a thick, sudsy head - aromas of wood, moderate acidity, dough, chocolate, mild oak - a little thin bodied - flavor is moderately acidic (acetic acid), which covers up the some of the other qualities of the beer (oak, chocolate, toffee) - the alcohol is in no way apparent, so kudos there - the sad thing is that the acidic character is far to strong and covers up the other compexities of the beer - this seems to be a fairly common problem for this brewer - infection - sometimes works in their favor - often times doesn’t.

2.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
budznsudz (554) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Pours really dark brown with a thin ring of tan head. Really nice aroma of oak and vanilla. Unfortunately, the taste falls flat. It’s very one dimensional. Bland and a waste of time.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
emacgee (3981) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2013
Clean garnet/dark copper with one finger of creamy mocha tan head. Vanilla in the nose with some oxidation (papery...) and booze. Vanilla and pepper flesh/capsaicin, burnt sugar, dark fruit, oak. Medium body and warming finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2013
Bottle shared by emacgee - thanks, dude! Nice pour with tons of vanilla in the nose (even if little in the way of actual rum notes). Still a slight sharpness and tartness, though nothing as horrid as the stout. Barrel character pretty one-dimensional and there’s not a whole lot to the base beer. Okay.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (3857) - Frisco, Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Bottle. The smell is malt balls, chocolate cherries, raisins, wood, vanilla and ok. The look is dark, eggshell colored head, brown black color. The taste is alcohol, malt, wood, chocolate, and good.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (3641) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Black in color with a small beige head. Aroma is of cherry, chocolate, roasted malts, wood, toffee, vanilla. Taste is of booze, dark chocolate, bing cherries, oak, vanilla.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (6157) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2013
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, molasses, chocolate, roasted grain), with notes of pickles/vinegar, wood, alcohol, whiskey, raisin. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter, slightly unclean. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic. The aroma is not without some pleasant aspects, but I cannot escape the awful vinegary pickle smell, it makes me want to retch (hate hate hate pickles partly because I really dislike the odor of vinegar, always have). The acetic acid is quite apparent in the mouth as well. Without that flaw, this would probably rate in the low to mid 3s, so it’s really a shame.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (9530) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2012
Bottle poured a hazy dark reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of rum, brown sugar, oak, carmel, toffee and light fruittiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of rum, oak, carmel, toffee and a hint of fruittiness with a smooth lingering rum finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stumpyiliz (213) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Nice opaque caramel pour with a tan head. initial smell is rum and vanilla. taste is well rounded and lingers for a while on the palate. rum comes through as the beer warms up. A very nice pairing of brew to barrel.


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