abstractbeer (241) - NORWAY - NOV 8, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet. Dark brown color, almost one cm offwhite head. Aroma is coffee, red fruits, licorice. Sweet taste, with flavors of licorice, red berries, nuts, sweet caramel, hints of bananas and pears, some spicy notes. Some coconut and other nuts in the aftertaste. Quite full mouthfeel. Too sweet for me, almost cloyingly so, but apart from that I like it.
Lagerboy (1908) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 7, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark copper with a thin tan head. Caramel malts, toffee, some vanilla, rum, dried fruits and an oakey rumness. Medium carbed, Fruity clean finish. Not my fave from I&G, but still pretty nice. LF (Lagerboy Friendly)
rjplumer (984) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A deep clear brown. A faint rum laced spice malt aroma.Starts off bitter but soon fades to a mild sweetness.Can sense a burnt wood flavor. Has a nice character.
scotchzi (302) - Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is a decent amber not much head. smell has a little anise. Taste has a lot of vanilla biscuits light anise brown sugar and bananas.
Aurelius (5030) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
LIghtly powdered, muted vanilla ale aroma. Clear bottle, good label, clear tea-colored beer with a tight, almost white head which fades quickly. Sugary, spiced rum and wood flavors. Flat, non-effervescent mouthfeel. A bitter rum aftertaste, like a cocktail that wasn’t quite mixed properly. Medium to slightly light body. An interesting excursion, but it just ended up being average, and I wouldn’t want more than one or two. ABC Liquors, Betton.
marcus (9011) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from bhensonb. Pours light brown with a nice tan head and a smoky oaky aroma. There is a slightly sweet rum-laden caramel malt flavor with an alcohol trail. The rum doesn’t really help the flavor much, but does make it a more interesting brew.
Kronebryg (1124) - Sorgenfri, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl all clear bottle: Some very light brown head building up fine and slowly falling again. Colour is amberbrown. Very light nose with hints of rum. sugar, raisins, Medium body and length. Sweet, with clear rum characther, raisins, brown sugar. But still reletavely simple.
Mezcalmannen (395) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 31, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sweet aroma and taste, particularly vanilla is present, but also bananas. This one really becomes too sweet for my palate. (Bottle)
popkow (308) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 31, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear bottle dark reddish amber with medium beige head. Sweet aroma with toasted malt, caramel, and rum notes. Sweetness a little like cream soda with some a rum topper.
MMiddel (42) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
a tad darker than the original version. same buttery smell, although a bit less. spicy taste.