rwgould (331) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a transparent dark orange, sparse head that dissipates quickly. High carbonation. Looks like root beer. Aroma: Very pungent. Smells a bit foul, but strongly of oak and rum. Caramel. butterscotch. Palate: medium bodied, syrupy, oily. Smooth finish. Taste: Very sweet. Can taste the rum. Not bad.
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home. Aroma is candy like sweetness, some malt and liquorice.
Flavour is sweet malt, liquorice, red fruit, touch of smoke, coconutty wood and rum. Very nice.
keepersj12 (3036) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty ruby red with a small head. The aroma is candy sweet with some vanilla and fruit and a hint of rum. The flavor is the same. Very nice but just a bit too sweet for me. Save it to enjoy with dessert.
TATE (400) - Lubec, Maine, USA - JAN 16, 2012
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Aroma is sweet like candy. This follows through in the flavor that is sweet and the aftertaste of rum. Apparently, I like my beer to be rum free and would pass on this one next time.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep reddish brown, somewhere between rust and garnet, with fleeting khaki head. The aroma is caramel, toffee, cola, a hint of oak/vanillin, some molasses and rum. The flavor is very caramelly with some wood and molasses notes. The finish is a bit spicy. Not as complex as I was hoping. Ok, though.
bu11zeye (12527) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(11.2oz bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a medium beige head. Aroma of caramel, oak, rum, vanilla, golden raisins, and cinnamon. Flavor of honey, oak, caramel, and toffee.
puboflyons (2873) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the 25 ouncer. It pours a darker amber with loads of off-white, creamy head and upwardly bound carbonation bubbles moving nice and slow. The short deScription of the aroma is clean. But in more detail there is a mellow caramel sweetness, brown sugar, and a tick of hard liquor (rum). The body is medium to bold. The taste is incredibly sweet for a clear bottle of beer aged in rum barrels. I am always concerned about clear bottles but nothing offensive here. There is a vaguely boozy finish but all in all it is sweet and malty.
keanex (1695) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From an 11.2 ounce bottle with no freshness date. Poured into a Sam Smith’s pint glass.
A: Clear brown with minimal carbonation activity, very little tan head that quickly dissipates.
S: Really oaky with hints of rum and brown nuts, very slight dark fruits. It smells good but I’m not too keen on it.
T: Tastes lot like a brown ale with nuts making the flavor with oak flavors through out. Slight spices and a slight rum flavor. The oak flavor is subtle but takes the palate overall leaves a cigar type taste when all is said and done.
M: Medium bodied, with light carbonation.
O: There’s a lot going on here, it’s worth a shot if you find a single of it. I wouldn’t buy a 4 pack, but it’s good enough to buy once.
edgallow (3332) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2012 12 oz bottle pours amber with a white head. Aroma of sweet malt and a hint of rum. Taste was of malt and a subtle sweetness.
Cybercat (4637) - Georgia, USA - JAN 9, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong aroma is rather sweet and has a definite overtone of rum-soaked wood, as well as caramel and malty notes. It pours a beautiful clear mahogany with a fairly thick and fluffy pale tan head. Sublime flavor has tones of rum, caramel, malt and wood, and is rather sweet but not cloying. Full-bodied, syrupy texture has just a little fizz, though. A truly satisfying beer to be sipped and savored.