manuchampions (1235) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 4, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Old rate. 330ml bottle from LCBO. Deep ruby-chestnut colour, smallish puffy off-white head that lasts well and laces. Sweetness predominates the aroma, some dried fruit some musty woody rum-like, brown sugar tones and caramel. Caramel malts with some rum-wood tastes, light hop balance, slick mouth feel, sweet wet finish. It’s decent but like many of these Innis & Gunn beers, it feels a little too one dimensional and forgettable.
Brix (633) - DENMARK - JAN 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted 2011-01-03. Pours clear, brown with a small, beige head. Aroma is butter, rum, raisins, rye bread. Taste is initially a little blant, but the aftertaste is rich with all of the aromas. A funny beer, but I think I quite like it.
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 2, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 330ml. Exceptional beer. Aromas of butter, rum, coconut, and caramel. Taste is sweet, with light bitterness, and long length. Palate is silky, with a full body. Red, with a frothy head.
SpringsLicker (3108) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beautiful brilliantly clear mahogany body with a creamy light tan head.
Sweet rum and smoke aroma Candy.
Sweet on the front with some dryness towards the finish. There’s more complexity in the aroma than what shows up in the flavor - too bad.
MaBeer1972 (1259) - 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 (1516) - 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 (836) - 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 (1467) - 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.