Digital_Aura (227) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2012 330ml bottle poured into my Innis & Gunn beer glass! Small off-white head quickly disappears. Zero lace! Aroma is definitely mix of coffee and rum. Beautiful brown-red ochre colour in the glass (Lovibond 23/24). Low to medium carbonation gives good mouth feel. Taste is certainly very sweet initially of rum, butterscotch and coffee flavours. Medium to full body. Not sure about the finish - its slightly bitter in a medicinal kind of way (not a hops way).
solidfunk (6479) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smells like sugar cane adn the texture is similar to a thick dark rum. There’s some of the honey sweetness of good cane here as well but the body lacks substance. Some oakiness here as well. Bottle.
Cuso (6849) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from rosenbergh, kiitos. Ruby color with small light beige Taste, caramel, dark berries, oak, vanilla, light bitterness in background. Woody bitter finish. Good.
Slubgob (264) - West Hartford, USA - MAR 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Minimal head. Not noticing much of a nose. Dark sweet but not quite as cloying as molasses, good coffee flavor adds depth. very good winter type drink
Enjoyit (3690) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear brown of color with a small beige head. A skunky aroma with sweets, caramel and weak spiced. A flavor of vegetables, sweets, rum, malt and caramel.
dfinney23 (2529) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear dark brown with ruby highlight and a big tan but quickly fading head leaving little lacing. Toffee, malt and rum aroma. Taste is a little sweet and spicy with a woody finish.
yarry (528) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle, 7.4% a/v
Pours a dark, rich cola black. Nice tan head. Aroma is tremendously rich, fruity, and malty, with a bit of subtle spice. The taste is sublimely rich, smooth and malty. More like a rum with beer than beer conditioned in a rum barrel. This beer is vageuly like a spiced rum and coke, but subtly different and better,,, this beer is an absolute beauty! Rich mouthfeel and just a great sipper! Will be back to buy more for certain
Chiswick (159) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
cola-like colour, slightly opaque, pours a thin head that settles to the side of the glass. the aromascape gives of sweet coconut with a honey side, while maintaining a wooden character with a low malty base, hinting towards rum or another stronger drink. not many strong things going on, but an interesting scape to explore. light, well balanced low sweetness supports the bitter sour base well, almost like the taste keeps bouncing back, leaning against the sweetness. light salt.. relies heavily on the sweetness but is not overly tacky or pushy. the alcohol comes out significantly more through the taste. the body is rather light but is backed up by the good balance of tastes and alcohol. the texture is slightly watery, but has a cotton-like, dry feel to it to save the feel. not much here to emphasize anything; just to make it work. The first time i tasted this beer, it was overly sweet with unpleasant coconut aroma all over the place. i do not know i it was simply a matter of the batch, experience, temperature.. but compared to this it was weak and all over the place. a different, "almost there" balanced beer with an idea. more character, depth, punch, strength could be used to make it even more complex but that is just my personal taste.
wkalle (263) - SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deep reddish brown with off white head. Aroma dominated by vanilla rum. Flavor is also mostly rummy, yet nicely so.
flyweightnate (11) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 8, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clean vanilla flavor, almost candy sweet. Barely a beer. Refreshing, copper colored and inviting, a thin head, but a very light body. Fantastic for what it is. I recommend this as a dessert beverage, would pair nicely with bananas foster.