coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - AUG 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2012 Bottle. Pours dark amber with a fluffy, off-white head that leaves almost no lacing. Mild rum is all over the aroma, plus some sweet malt, caramel, toffee, and vanilla. Flavor is vanilla and oak, some caramel and toffee. Palate is a bit watery. Finish is long and sweet, slightly medicinal.
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - JUL 31, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Looks good. Has a nice lasting head, decent enough packaging. I also have a cool I&G glass. The aroma is of vanilla, oak, rum, oak, toffee, oak, and boozy beer. The taste starts out ok. Its sweet but not too heavy. As the beer gets warmer, its starts to get wretched. Not a fan. Sweet nasty puke beer. Wow. This went from good to bad in a hurry.
jb (2405) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Unusual wood/smokey/skunky nose. (clear bottle). Very nice looking red-tinged, dark. Rich mouthfeel, thick, graham crackers, touch of rum and booziness. Iíve liked each bottle of this more than the one before, a bit of complexity and subtlety going on here.
Christian (11478) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Copper with a small white head. Aroma of malt, toffee and fruit. Sweet malty flavour with toffee and caramel, a touch of oak and an apple fruity note.
drowland (6591) - Georgia, USA - JUL 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
7/25/11. 11.2oz bottle. Clear reddish pour with a small tan head thatís gone fast. Sweet caramel aroma with some oak and barrel characteristics - wood, vanilla, sweet rum - mixed with definite skunk. Sweet caramel flavor dominates with a touch of plasticy smoke and lingering oak... but not much else. Eh.
bobaidan (522) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown but crystal clear with barely any head. Aroma is dark wood and rum. Medium body with more carbonation than the head would suggest. Flavor is woody and complex with barely enough sweetness for balance. Hard to describe, but really like it.
Clyx (208) - SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2011
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
An overrall boring beer and gave me a weird feeling, the aftertaste wanted me to throw up. Not a fan of this beer and i still donít get how so many can like it here in sweden
beardfear (87) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Disappointing nothingness-head but an interesting black pour - particularly given thereís no dark malt used in the brewing process. Fragrant nose: wood and rum (unsurprisingly) but also overripe fruit, spice, fusel alcohol and a touch of smoke. The oak and rum are even heavier in the mouth, but tempered by some pleasant port flavours and a coat of vanilla in the finish. Medium body. An acquired taste... one that I havenít acquired; but I got through it. Extra "overall" points for being positively interesting.
Rasmus40 (12681) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and rum. Flavor is quite sweet and light bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. 200711
bax (1241) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 20/07-2011) Clear amber color, creamy balanced taste. Rather thin ale for cask aging, but they pull it off.