GMCC2181 (1586) - Newark, Delaware, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle via SL.... Murkey light red color, with a really small head that faded quickly... Nose of big booze...apples, some figs, rasions... Taste is sweet boozey, fruity beer. Lots of apples, rasions, but really just a sweet boozy beer. Carbonation level is very low, almost flat like (oily) I wish it had more cabonation.... Overall: Glad I tried it, but glad i didnt drink the bottle by my self.
Luvystypotables (1558) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of grape and a hint of alcohol. Pours a hazy Amber color without much of a head. Taste of alcohol and a hint of malt. Medium body with a boozy finish.
mike5326 (1565) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle. Cloudy golden color, small white head. Grape aroma. Medium body with a sweet grain flavor and a medium finish.
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boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2015
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours clear golden with a small white head. The aroma has has almost a tropical rum to it. Not quite Malibu but definitely a sweet mix of booze and island fruits. The taste has a strong boozy flavor. Way too much for the beer. Sorry, not a fan.
Iphonephan (5977) - McLean/Jackson Hole, 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 (3204) - 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 (327) - 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 (4618) - 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 (1612) - 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 (7230) - 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 (729) - 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..