bobaidan (530) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown but crystal clear with barely any head. Aroma is dark wood and rum. Medium body with more carbonation than the head would suggest. Flavor is woody and complex with barely enough sweetness for balance. Hard to describe, but really like it.
Clyx (208) - SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2011
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
An overrall boring beer and gave me a weird feeling, the aftertaste wanted me to throw up. Not a fan of this beer and i still don’t get how so many can like it here in sweden
beardfear (87) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Disappointing nothingness-head but an interesting black pour - particularly given there’s no dark malt used in the brewing process. Fragrant nose: wood and rum (unsurprisingly) but also overripe fruit, spice, fusel alcohol and a touch of smoke. The oak and rum are even heavier in the mouth, but tempered by some pleasant port flavours and a coat of vanilla in the finish. Medium body. An acquired taste... one that I haven’t acquired; but I got through it. Extra "overall" points for being positively interesting.
Rasmus40 (14420) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and rum. Flavor is quite sweet and light bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. 200711
bax (1304) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 20/07-2011) Clear amber color, creamy balanced taste. Rather thin ale for cask aging, but they pull it off.
kopher (593) - New York, USA - JUL 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
aroma is malt and oak, a bit of burnt sugar and rum and soy sauce.
pours thin-ish brown with small eggshell head.
flavor is mostly sweet vanilla with plenty of rum. flat and smooth. this is good but too sweet. dry.
Palme (3603) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.33l bottle shared with ClubGonzo. Pours a dark cola-like body with some small floaters and a thin fading off-white head. Aroma is nice and sweet with notes of burned caramel, rum, light burned wood. All in all quite a sweet and light burned aroma. Medium-bodied, has a oily to sticky mouthfeeling and it’s soft to average carbonated. Nice burned caramel flavors, more so than in the original. Also some brown sugar, it finishes off with a oaky finish and some light rum-alcohol in the aftertaste. Quite nice this sweet little brew!
jrallen34 (3498) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Thanks to Chris for this... Clear bright copper, light sticky tan head... Very light aroma, a bit of oak and rum... Rum soaked oak chips, way to sweet
esp0r (2390) - NORWAY - JUL 12, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle enjoyed at home
Deep red/brown, thick tanned head. Beautiful look. Aroma of caramel, grain, hints of oak and alcohol. Taste is quite malty with tons of sweetness, also some sugary taste that could come from the rum casks. Also caramel. Finish has some bitterness but not much. As a overall comment i can see why they do this experiments, but the beer itself is not the most exiting, and some fancy oak barrels can not do more than marginal adjustments to a beer. The fine tuning here doesn’t help it up to the upper classes
MartinT (8661) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line :
Raisins cooked in honey, laced in brown rum. This is obviously all sweetness, but the effervescence and relatively quiet finish make this dessert brew quite enjoyable, if not linear.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A slim veil of foam covers the beautiful bronze twilight.
-Hops are a no show here.
-Alcohol hints appear once in a while, but they might come from the rum cask.
-The tiny, forceful bubbles actually work in this case to alleviate the sweetness.
-This might make rum drinkers like beer… But I’m not sure there ever was a reason to do this so…
Bottle. Thx Alex!