hopdog (9059) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a deep amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of potting soil, pile of leaves, rum, and some vanilla. Tastes of rum, wood, vanilla, and lighter coconut.
pushkinwow (2062) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
341ml bottle. Pours a clear ruby, starts with a large white head that fades completely to minimal lacing around the outside of the glass. Smell is odd - coke, plums, raisins, some oak. Very odd taste - smokey, almost meaty - somewhat candied but a dry finish. Not quite sure what to think about this one - some very odd flavours and tastes, worthwhile to try once but not more than that.
AshtonMcCobb (2822) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
33cl bottle. Chestnut brown in colour with a nice head which hangs around for a good while. The nose has sugar and malt - the beer underneath seems quite thin. The taste is of more sugar, coconut and slightly oxidised beer in the background. The palate is medium all the way through and it doesn’t really refresh on the end. Overall, I’d struggle to have more than one.
Hammy78 (762) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Pours a dark brown/ copper/ red. with a whitish head that recedes to a ring, some nice spotty lacing left behind as well. Aroma initially had this scent of cola like coke, there is also caramelized malts. Taste is very sweet malt and leaves a slight bit of bite on the tongue. Really nice brew.
darrennelson12 (422) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2011 In bottle; aroma of fruit for sure with a hint of rum and maybe honey. Body was quite mild but the taste was similar to the aroma ... fruit, rum, honey. Very easy drinking.
kevinsenn (1125) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong rum aroma. Flavour is full-bodied with lots of fruit. Good, but didn’t actually taste much like beer.
yogibeerra (30) - KAMLOOPS, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 12, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
107 days cask ageing, gives this offering outstanding characteristics...sweet rum caramel and woody nose...deep, dark ruby-mahogany appearance...smooth, somewhat sweet and very tasty...experienced rum vapours in my sinuses, wow!
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - APR 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured brown with a quick tan head that settled to a ring. Aroma of rum and milk chocolate. The flavor found rum, vanilla, brown sugar, milk chocolate, and molasses. Medium body, smooth, and a milk chocolate aftertaste.
MXD (304) - Gatineau/St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours amber/brown. NO HEAD AT all, which seems weird considering other reviews. Aroma is plums, raisins, and caramelized malts. Taste is plums, vanilla, malts, and... oak barrels, for a lack of a better word. Watery/oily mouthfeel. Short finale, really. A bit boozy. Not bad, but this one is utterly unspectacular.
czar (4614) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 27, 2011
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
pours light brown with a disappearing white head. brown sugar, cloying, raisins, in-your-face oakiness, some licorice, decent hops - grassy. very light body, watery, average carbonation. meh.