HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Beautiful mahogany colour. Strong unique complex taste. With the rum/caramel, wood, spice and a little bit of smoke maybe there was a lot going on here. Very low carbonation.
GTAEgeek (1409) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2012 330 mL bottle. Pours a dark copper color with a nice off-white head. The aroma is molasses and cane sugar, fruity esters like apples and figs, oak, and alcohol. The flavor is intensely sweet from the front to the finish. The palate is light and a little sticky, with a faint alcohol warming. Overall, a mediocre beer, which seems to me a waste of a rum barrel.
Scubaguy (230) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It pours a dark brown color with a small off white head that just falls right away.
On the nose I am getting mostly carmel, dark fruit,vanilla and a little oak.
The flavor is dominated by mostly carmel,toffee and fruit, it has some spices picking up the rear. In addition to that it gives off some faint vanilla and oak notes. It does tend to be a little to sweet but maybe that is what is hiding the high abv.
It finishes with a little sweet and some warmth from the alcohol but virtually no hops to speak of. I found the warmer it became the better it tasted. I would say overall not bad but nothing memorable either.
planky84 (2338) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Chestnut brown pour with a beige head. Strong caramel character with toffee, plum and molasses in the aroma. Vanilla, butterscotch and caramel flavours. Sweet. Quite smooth. Sweet finish.
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2oz bottle, best before Feb 2012. Served at cellar temperature.
Pours clear red/copper with a two finger off white head that leaves some bubbly walls of lacing and holds a creamy cap.
Aroma is bread, toast, some caramel, toffee, vanilla, oak, some raisins and dark fruits, a bit of herbal hops. Good strength.
Flavor is sweet rum, vanilla, caramel, toffee, raisins, a touch of earthy hops, and a hint of alcohol on the finish. Rather sweet, overall.
Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with good carbonation.
A tasty and unique brew and I’ll have to check out the regular version sometime in the near future. Boo to the clear bottles, though.
Stefano (1893) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange colour with a medium off-white head. Sweet aroma of caramel, oak and notes of butterscotsch. Sweet taste of caramel, oak and vanilla. Sweet finish.
Plovmand (6892) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a small off white head. The aroma is caramel, light oak and dark fruit. The flavour is oak, dark fruit and caramel.
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - Fruity, caramel and slight rum
A - Dark copper with thin white head
T - nice full light sweetness with slight sour
P - Medium to full body with soft carbonation
O - Really nice strong ale
daniel0017 (404) - Yukon, CANADA - JUN 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance of a carbonated beer: Short bubbly head, tan body. Flavor is exquisite but falls out of the ’beer’ category IMHO ’notes of rum’ literally means ’this beer is actually a form of weak rum but with velvety, buttery creaminess and addictive potential’. The aroma is wow. The mouthfeel is creamy. A very good pseudo-brew.
Borup (7135) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Copenhagen Beer Festival 2011. Clear amber colour with a small white head. Aroma and flavour of caramel, wood, malt, spice and rum.