RuneStumo (2311) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - MAR 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
20.03.2011. 0,33l Bottle. Dark brown colour with white head. Aroma is dominated by rum flavours and some kind of raw brown sugar. There is also some malty flavours. Bitterness is moderate. Rum flavours and sugar and caramel sweetness in the aftertaste. This is a very good beer!!
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Innis & Gunn Oak Aged Beer is a clear, sparkling, copper-brown with a thin, dense, khaki head that leaves nice lacing on the glass. It smells like a cave with some resiny wood, a little roast and a hint of sweetness and alcohol. It’s medium bodied and syrupy with a sticky finish. It’s quite sweet. It starts out a little nutty, with no bitterness. Flavors of oak and rum take over and last past the finish. Sweetness lingers in the aftertaste. It’s not for chugging! This delivers exactly what it advertises: rum and oak.
Frothmeister (619) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Pours dark reddish brown with a thin tan head. Heavy aromas of candied sugar, apple, dried fruit, alcohol. The taste is pretty complex. Lots of dried fruit, with alcohol, faint oak, and some smoke, faint rum / molasses, in the finish.
scarletfire65 (1056) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2011
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Poured into a pint glass from a bottle at The Village Pourhouse. Clear brown, no head to speak of. Very strong aroma of rum, and the accompanying nuances that come with it - tropical fruits, brown sugar, caramel. Palate was thick and sticky, very little carbonation. Flavor profile very one dimensional - dark rum. The rum flavors hid any hops, malt, or yeast flavors. Not my thing at all. Gets even more cloying as it warms up. Only finished 1/2 of the $8 bottle, then moved on.
thb (740) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Why the glass bottles?? sigh. This is actually quite enjoyable. Pouts totally clear mahogany. Some head, but it doesn’t last too long. Aromas - like a lot of their beers its got a sweet caramel/butterscotch front to it. This one seems especially syrupy although that could be an artifact of the rum cask. The rum really adds an exotic twist to it - maybe even something like coconut in there? I could be imagining it. It’s a bit like a belgian dubbel in some ways. It’s not often I say this but I would really prefer this more carbonated - as it is its a bit sticky and heavy.
jw0406 (869) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle pours a brown, amber color with a small white head that goes away quickly. Aroma of vanilla, rum Medium body with flavors of malt, molasses and the rum comes in at the end. An interesting beer
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Presentation: It was poured from a clear 11.2oz bottle into a pint glass. The bottle has the abv listed at 7.4% and the back label has a short description.
Appearance: The body has a beautiful deep reddish amber color with good clarity. On top of this beer there is a small creamy off white head. This small covering soon fades to a thin ring of slick lacing.
Smell: There is a delicate sweet grain and bready base with mellow vanilla, woody oak, and caramel.
Taste: On a light thin palate in get nice light bready and sweet grain character. Inside of it are delicate hints of the caramel and oak with notes of vanilla and spicy sweet rum. On the back end there is a light kiss of herbal hop bitterness. It is smooth lightly carbonated and watery on the tongue.
Notes: I love the flavor and balance of all its very subtle complexity but it just lacks depth.
thornecb (4689) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep, dark, ruby-tinged mahogany into a snifter. White head with little retention recedes to hug rim leaving scant spots. Sour molasses aromas. Sweet caramel and molasses upfront turning to slight rum and oak in the medium length finish.
DruncanVeasey (7423) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Dobbies (where the f**k’s my presentation box??). Pours clear ruby under a slim tan lid. Naughty, buttery shortbead dipped in Bourbon and coke aroma. Flavour-wise, nothing really happening but oak; waffles and cream, custard, coke spiciness..more bourbon than rum to me but then I’ve never tasted rum that tastes of anything but...pain. No alcohol discernible. Works well chilled- straight out of the fridge, clear glass and all. Itchy carbonation ill-suited to the flavours on show. Something of an alcobeer, but drenched with attractive oak flavours. Definite guilty pleasure.
unclemattie (4328) - Georgia, USA - MAR 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Definitly worth trying. Clear, 330ml bottle. Cola colored, with a thin almond colored head. Aroma of hickory wood coared with a splash of rum. Kinda boozy, some butterrum candy, vanilla, coconut, and wood all in the nose. First sip leaves the impression of bread soaked in rum then dissolved in water. Flavor has a lot of caramel, lots of wood, Very watery texture, thin, with zero carbonation on the tongue. With that, I’m not sure how the head of foam lasts til the end. A mesmerizing journey. Nose is more impressive than the taste. Not outstanding over some of the greats. Definitly worth trying.