MaBeer1972 (1246) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very interesting stuff! A medium amber brew with woody and sweet vanilla aromas and flavor notes. Smoothe caramel lingering tones. Clean, light sweet finish. Very tasty!
BeerBaboon (1485) - FINLAND - DEC 25, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tämä rommitynnyrissä kypsytetty olut on tumman ruskea. Vaahtoa on niukasti. Tuoksussa on selkeästi huomattavissa rommia. Tuoksussa on myös vaniljaa, mallasta ja vivahde, joka lupaa makeutta. Makeus kontrolloi makua, mutta siinä on myös vaniljaa.
Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear brown with thin, white head. Some sweetness and alcohol, from the rum? Quite thin otherwise but not bad at all. Smooth caramel, low on hops.
Tessic (816) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This ale poured a deep orange colour with a non-existing head. to the nose there are scents of rum & butter life savers, alcohol, caramel and cocoa. First sip was smooth and a little thin with flavours of rum, caramel and a little roasty coffee. Finish is rum & caramel.
Gustav1996 (333) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Poured a clear brown with a thin head. Aroma: sweet rum, malt, wood. Taste: sweet rum, muddled malt, wood, some mild spices. Thin to medium body. Overall: not a bad beer - but not well crafted. This was my 2nd beer from this brewery, and my last. In both beers the malts are just mud - I don’t know how they do it (the clear bottles?) but the malts are just a bland mess. The rum cask is the only thing that makes this interesting.
jzzbassman (1466) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - DEC 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruddy with a minimalist head. Sugary, rummy sweet aroma, with a fruity flavor but a bit light on malts to support the flavor profile.
jredmond (5031) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split with Pat and Linh, bottle courtesy of Scarlett for my birthday. Pours a clear amber body with a large foamy, creamy head. Aroma is sweet rum, and bland malts. Mouthfeel is incredibly creamy and smooth, not much flavor - as mentioned before some malts and sweet rum.
jesperhammer (2646) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2010
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
03-DEC-2010, bottle @Ulkløbben @Henrik, from Systembolaget "Boräs".
Clear brown, nice off-white head.
Unpleasant slightly vedgetable nose.
Taste is better in the beginning but ends slightly vedgy as well...
I actually like the sweet charamelly rum’y aftertaste, but hey...
...the base beer needs to be of optimal quality before barrel aging.
No need to barrel age a boring beer.
Stellaaaa (249) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a fairly clear black with a thick, soapy head. The aroma is of malty vanilla. The taste is of thin-bodied bread with lots of sweet vanilla. Slightly more intense than original, but not overwhelmingly different.
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The clear glass bottle freaked me out a bit, but this one’s not bad (and thankfully also not light struck). Deep amber red with a fizzy white head. Caramel, oak, vanilla, and light rum aroma and taste. Pretty good.