Miksu (4731) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAR 17, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.33 l bottle. Dark amber color with medium head. Thick sweetish rummy and oaky aroma, almost like an aroma of rum. Sweetish very rummy flavor with, strong taste of oak and vanilla. Soft and creamy mouthfeel. Rum and oak completly dominate the beer, the underlying beer should have more character.
RichardGretton (4107) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Brown beer with a strong off white head. The aroma is weakly malty, and the flavour is mainly malty with a spirit quality but not very strong. Over an OK beer but I was expecting something with more flavour.
rlgk (8445) - Skövde, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, thanks to larsniclas) Amber color, offwhite head. Sweetish oak aroma, sugary, fruity and of course with some rum. Oak flavor, rum, sweetish, vanilla and coconut, milky notes. Quite malty finish. Different but not bad at all.
sayravai (4666) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottled) Clear, dark red with a medium, quite firm but quickly diminishing head. Vanilla-citrusy aroma with oaky tannins, rhum and raisins, and sweet coconut, with a hint of alcohol. Lots of oaky vanilla in the flavor, Crème Brûlée and amaretto with sweetish toffee maltiness, some lemony fruitiness, and low bitterness. Medium-bodied, slightly thin palate with soft carbonation and some astringency from the oak. Complex, pleasant, and much nicer than the regular I&G. A bit thin and lemonadey, though.
Tranquillity (1378) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Dark red, a bit brown body with a thick, beige, small-bubbled creamy head. Has a weird tequila aroma (?!?!). It doesn’t really smell rum. The sweet, chemical tequila aroma is fulfilled by sweet sugarcane flavours and a slightly smokey note. Taste sweet and bitter at the same time. Can’t get tequila with lemon out of my head... but it’s not bad at all.
anders37 (14720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a malty oaky and slightly sweetish malty aroma with some hints of honey and vanilla. Sweet malty oak and rum flavor with hints of vanilla. Has a sweetish oaky finish with some hints of rum.
BlackOut (43) - East End, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in the box, exactly like in the photo.
Was thirsty so it disappeared quickly. Sweetish taste , not too gassy with hints of vanilla and rum, quite nice, would have again
pilsnerrogge (2348) - Finspång, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark copper colour. Medium head, good lacework. Big, sweet rum aroma. Flavour is quite sweet with notes of vanilla, coconut and (off course) rum. Somewhat harsh oak and alcohol finish.
Svesse (5660) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Chestnut brown colour with frothy, fairly brief, beige head. Malty, woody nose with lots of vanilla, toffee, rye bread, oak, hints of smoke and distinct notes of dark rum. Malty taste with notes of toffee, caramel, vanilla, cola, dried apricots, oak and dark rum. Rather short finish with distinct toffee sweetness. Medium body, rather sweet, not very bitter. Complex beer, the oak is not as evident in the mouth as in the aroma. Still fairly well balanced, but a bit short.
Garrat (1249) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2010 Bottle.Dark brown with a large head,aroma of vanilla wood and alcohol,taste is sweet smooth and fruity.