shorlin (551) - St. Johnís, Newfoundland, CANADA - DEC 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a thick deep reddish-brown. Little head. Mild lacing. Looks pretty good. Spicy fruity aroma. Also smells a little like store brand cola. Not the good stuff, but the cheap stuff. Flavor is really not what I was expecting. It is a lot like drinking a rum and cheap cola that someone watered down with beer. But thats not all bad. It is interesting and drinkable. Palate is smooth, a little thick. Could be fuller. Overall, I willl take it and enjoy.
tomthompson89 (1841) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
poured a nice ruby color decent foam that is gone quickly. nose is some rum and oak malts as well. Odd hop flavor up fron rum and oak with a bit of a sugary finish. cask aging is interesting but doesnt make a beer. pretty thin.
daniele (4482) - ITALY - DEC 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
ambrato carico buona schiuma buona persistenza note speziate legnose rum poi malto in bocca malto vaniglia legno buon bilanciamento
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - DEC 21, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark red, clear, nicely formed beige head with fine lacing. Malty, toffee and spicy aroma. Flavor is bready and malty, with some oak overtones. Unlike some of the bourbon aged beers I have had, I am not really getting much rum flavor. Body is a little thin, very little carbonation.
french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
SHared with Pyrozoid. CLear dark red poor with a small beige head. Aromas of rum, flat cola, star anise. Almost non existant carbonation, medium body, some traits of a flemish sour ale. Added flavors of oak or rum barrels. Not to bad.
Pyrozoid (361) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 20, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bouteille - Deguste avec french tickler - Une biere de couleur brune avec un mince collet non collant. Odeur derable, alcohol, rum et un peu de sucre. Gout de rum, sucre et bois.
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml Bottle - Pours very deep ruby brown, nice off-white head that fell to a 1/2-inch line with some great lacing. That oak and rum combination hits the nose right away, but you can pull away a bit of smoke and sugary malts. A nice hit of hops off the top making way for a bit of a muted oak and rum, finishing with prune and apples, pepper and grass. Just a bit watery to be great, but I certainly enjoyed it.
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 18, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 330 ml, Appearance: quiet handsome, dark brown, clear ale with good bone white large top. Aroma: citric rum zest feel with hint of oak feel , cola finish with woody feel. Flavor/Palate: medium full bodied. Front fairly muted with semi soft textures. Slight off rum like front with some of brown malt followed. Slight touch of dry alcohol at very end. For strong ale it lacked a bit of body and over all depth. Ageing in cask is not everything.
Sammy (7720) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
LCBO annual tradition. I liked this one too. It had a sharp and boozy cask aroma. It had a reddish tinge, good white head and lots of lace. Medium plus mouthfeel, stomach burns, and good rum dark sugar complex features. Good drinkability, more than a sipper. Nice.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is fruit and booze, clear ruby, pours a fair sized firm, long lasting toffee head. Tastes like wood and strong rose as in pink wine. Light bodied, though it feels more alcoholic then it should, somewhat harsh. Novel.