Iphonephan (4300) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 75 cl bottle (number 270 of 1500) shared at home. Pours a hazy gole with an off white head. Light aroma of butterscotch. Flavors of caramel, oak, vanill and rum. Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel, bitter finish.
Beerdedone (2933) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 416 of 1200. Pours a golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma of rum, oak, fruit, caramel and vanilla. Flavor of rum, caramel, oak, sweet toffee, raisins, vanilla and some fruitiness.
ElCapitan22 (250) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a slightly hazy orange/amber color with next to no lacing. Smells of toffee and butterscotch. Tastes of spiced rum. A nice drink that definitely reminds you of rum, but not a memorable drink.
TomDecapolis (4617) - Milton, Delaware, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy golden orange with a small bubbly white head. Aroma was initially oxidized, hints of rum, oak, vanilla, citrus and spicy yeast notes. Flavor of citrus, light oxidation, light rum, vanilla, oak.
jefcon (1491) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lengthy palate for such a light tasting beer. Lots of boozy alcohol, and I can’t say the rum is special in this context or a particularly beer-friendly spirit. It’s raisiny, plummy, and overpowering. Still, the beer is meant to showcase this technique, and it is successful at showing what golden ale in rum barrels should aspire to be.
solidfunk (5159) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lots of malt and some boozy perfume like yeast hear. Pours cloudy golden without much head or lacing. Finishes sweet and lightly bitter. Cones together pretty well. Tap at Max’s.
HeadyDE (569) - Delaware, USA - JUN 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 bottle pour..solid pop from cap...light amber caramel color..slight 1/2 finger creamy head rests atop..plenty of carbonation here..nose is interesting with booze, wood, vanilla, and what seems like rum soaked butterscotch..mouthfeel is medium bodied to start with no real alcohol heat at first..taste is smooth and complex and the rum is nicely done here..the alcohol legs return with a warming lingering presence..an enjoyable sipper and another solid barrel offering from EVO..has qualities of various styles in play here..
pushkinwow (2227) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2013 bottle from Capones. Pale copper with a faint head that fades to nothing. Sweet caramel, rum, mild oak, vanilla, booze, mild carbonation and moderate body, some green apple on the finish with some yeast, more booze and lots of brown sugar, caramel and some toffee.
TheBeerGod (5532) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - 750mL crowned. Courtesy of my friend Noel. Spring 2012 vintage. Bottle 679 of 1200. Hazy amber with a short white head. Aroma is fruity and sweet with yeast, light boozy notes and bread dough. Taste is sourdough bread, rum notes, fruit notes, sweet malt, soft wood notes, light vanilla and hints of banana. Body is medium with a soft creamy carbonation. Ends with more fruit notes, sweet malt, booze, rum notes, bread, light wood notes and hints of vanilla.
Sammy (9442) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Malt liquor variety strong ale, with some coconut from the wood ageing. Someone sweetish, in a word alright. Not complex.