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 (1516) - 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 (5341) - 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 (2897) - 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 (253) - 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 (5538) - 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.
tommann (2724) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Pours dark brown with a large head. Aroma is vanilla, fruity rum and some wood. Some Coke. Vanilla and dark fruit start. Rum and Coke in the finish with some wood. Fruity aftertaste. Different.
JJAlexander (46) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - NOV 17, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
caramel, bread, cereal, coffee, nuts, toast, roasty, floral, herbs, leather, earthy, alcohol, smoke, vanilla, woody, brown, minimal head, light sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, slick feel, average carbonation, long finish,
j12601 (6603) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear brown with a thin white head. Rum, wood, and vanilla on the nose over soft sweet malt. Malty, toast and a light soda sweetness. Toast, rum, wood and some warming alcohol on the finish. Liked this one better than the whisky, in spite of not being a huge fan of rum. Nicely done.
joe19612 (1847) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Found this in bottom of a cupboard, Best before date December 2008. Pours a deep dark red colour with a firm white head. Real deep rum aroma, the taste is light with some spice with a dry finish.