rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle poured into a tulip.
A fairly aggressive pour yields a one finger head over a clear ruby colored beer. Head fades to a ring around the edge of the glass.
Smells of dark fruit and molasses with the rum also present but subdued. Some sweet caramel too.
The flavor is sweet from the get go with subtle rum notes along with cinnamon, raisins, and other dark fruit. Some wood is present. Some alcohol is detectable about midway through and the beer finished with some light hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is a little bit on the watery side but not too bad.
Overall I am quite happy with this beer. The rum is not too overpowering and the sweetness is held in check. An excellent sipper that I would love to have again.
DeanF (1939) - Northwest Territories, CANADA - FEB 4, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Has a nice copper-burgundy body with a quickly disappearing foam head. The aroma is a typical I&G mess of plantiness, hops, fresh wood, and it’s something I don’t find very appealing. The flavour is heavy planty wood notes with just a hint of rum sweetness and a sugary finish. I can’t say I like this line of beers, though they are unique, but they come across as unbalanced, harsh and cloying. But they are certainly memorable.
Adenila (1560) - DENMARK - FEB 4, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear dark brown small white head. Sweet sugery aroma, baker bread, fermentet fruit and vanilla. Sweet bread and burned suger flavor. Sweet finish
Crit (3638) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown,small beige head.Big woody brown sugar nose and palate, anisette overtones.Extreme woodiness in finish, too much so
Earlier Rating: 12/8/2008 Total Score: 2.6
Brown,everlasting beige head.Winey , fruity nose.Fruity start,light winey sour malt,spice overtones. Medium alcohol heat
iammarc (385) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - JAN 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Fantastic contrast between the rum and light hops. Spicy. A good mature taste. Gave me a warm glow...
Suttree (5685) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep mahogany, no head. Certainly smells like rum, plus a little molasses, oak, caramel and toast. Very, very heavy palate. It’s almost like a rum liqueur, actually. Sweet and heavy.
_angst_ (3840) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle bought @ Systembolaget. Pours clear dark amber with a big fizzy off-white head that leaves some lacing on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty sweet with lots of caramel, some dried dark fruits, metal and spices. Taste is sweet and slightly bitter with caramel, cereal, rum and spices. Finish is slightly sweet, metallic and bitter.
Embrouille (2831) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 29, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 330ml. Nice drinkability. Not the best offering from the oak aged beer series in my opinion. Some potato sneaking in.
Earlier Rating: 3/14/2011 Total Score: 3.6
Bottled 33cl. Demerara, oak and caramel showing up in the nose. Sweet. Patato and mocha sneaking in. Very low bitterness. Remarkably smooth. Not much carbonation. Residual sugars in the finish.
Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent and well made the rum is undeniable but not overwhelming. Plus dark but doesn’t drink that way
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nearbeer (4389) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl. poured into an I&G stem glass. Dark rum color with a sticky cobweb of foam. Nose is sweet - bananas foster, vanilla and maybe a hint of oak. Flavor is the same with just a touch of spice, earthy potato, and wood on the finish to provide the slightest bit of drying. Medium body is smooth, but way too sweet. OK dessert sipper, but there are many better.