Damico (2214) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours mostly clear copper with no head. Aroma brings raw yeast almost like dough with some malty perfume notes at the end. The flavor brings some malty fruits, creamy toffee really smooth on the tongue from the rum.
Ed5388 (1262) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle (2013, # 254 of 1500), shared by dave! Pours an unattractive dirty amber color with no head. Aroma of rum, sweet apple, caramel, and slight funk. Taste is also of sweet apple, caramel malt, cheap rum, and oak. Kinda on the flat side. Not a huge fan, but thanks for sharing dmac!
dmac (3538) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle from Capones. Poured an ugly mud brown with a very small spotty beige head. Aroma of apples, wet wood, wet grains, plastic, bad raisin and uncooked dough. Medium body with softer carbonation and a lingering aftertaste with a touch of light heat. Flavor is similar to the aroma with lots of wet wood, some apple skins, dough, bad raisins, touch nut shell. Meh, not worth the $18 price tag even knowing it came from a bottle shop that added a few dollars on to the overall price.
jtclockwork (6256) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with Yanick. Pours light brown with off white head ring. Nose and taste of rum, oak, vanilla, raisin, orange peel, clove and sweet caramel. Medium body.
burg326 (2772) - Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a dirty blonde color from the bottle with aromas of toffee, light fruit, some rum, and hay. Flavors are the same, a nice rummy aftertaste, a solid beer overall, quite surprised for this beer.
djd07 (2537) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle as shown. Pours a cloudy yellow with small white head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is a strong oak and rum. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet fruit and caramel candy sugar, not much rum flavor. Decent
snoworsummer (1044) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a big bottle. Pours hazy medium copper brown with lots of particles floating around. Very little head. Very smooth with a light syrup feel. Tastes sweet with ever so slight hints of bitterness and alcohol. Creamy, butterscotch, honey, and raisin flavor. Medium carbonation. Smells like raisins and rum.
sonnycheeba (2543) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013 bottle. Pours hazy copper with fizzy beige head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is cereal and bread malts, light toffee, oak, rum, dates, faint orange peel, and some spicy hops. Flavor is sweet bready malts, some caramel, light rum, dark fruit esters, and faint hops; dry oak finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
ROGUE (2078) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at 2SP. Pours a hazy dirty blonde color, with some toasted hues and a tight creamy head that settled into a solid white ring. The aroma has a touch of toffee and some tropical fruit notes, with honeyed grains and a light grassy hop. Taste is golden raisins, biscuits sweetened with caramel and a touch of bittering agents over layed with slight rum flavor. The feel is moderate with prickly carbonation.
JFGrind (1780) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting combination of rum aroma, big malty flavors, oak, fruit and even caramel. Despite all the alcohol content this was an easy sipper of an American Strong Ale.