FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to 17thfloor for sharing. Pours a deep golden color with a small off white froth. Aroma is sweet and malty, lots of vanilla, some dark fruits, a bit of oaky wood and some sweet candyish caramel. Flavor starts sweet with vanilla again prominent, the rummy character is prevalent, picking up some toffee and a bit cola-ish in the finish since its so sweet. Finishes a touch bitter but still mostly sweet. Medium body and a moderate carbonation. Cant quite decide how I feel about the strong rummy-ness. Its really sweetens it up, the rating may change over time
Diogène (1145) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark red with a medium and dense beige head with average retention. Aroma is toasted malt, nutty, wood, a hint of smoke, peat, herbal notes and a tiny hint of burnt sugar. Flavor is toasted malt, nuts, wood, a hint of rhum, herbal notes, a touch of burnt sugar and a moderately bitter finish with warming alcohol. Medium body with a silky mouthfeel. and average carbonation. Pretty good beer overall.
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - AUG 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2012 Bottle. Pours dark amber with a fluffy, off-white head that leaves almost no lacing. Mild rum is all over the aroma, plus some sweet malt, caramel, toffee, and vanilla. Flavor is vanilla and oak, some caramel and toffee. Palate is a bit watery. Finish is long and sweet, slightly medicinal.
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - JUL 31, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Looks good. Has a nice lasting head, decent enough packaging. I also have a cool I&G glass. The aroma is of vanilla, oak, rum, oak, toffee, oak, and boozy beer. The taste starts out ok. Its sweet but not too heavy. As the beer gets warmer, its starts to get wretched. Not a fan. Sweet nasty puke beer. Wow. This went from good to bad in a hurry.
jb (2871) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Unusual wood/smokey/skunky nose. (clear bottle). Very nice looking red-tinged, dark. Rich mouthfeel, thick, graham crackers, touch of rum and booziness. I’ve liked each bottle of this more than the one before, a bit of complexity and subtlety going on here.
Christian (12623) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Copper with a small white head. Aroma of malt, toffee and fruit. Sweet malty flavour with toffee and caramel, a touch of oak and an apple fruity note.
drowland (7868) - Georgia, USA - JUL 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
7/25/11. 11.2oz bottle. Clear reddish pour with a small tan head that’s gone fast. Sweet caramel aroma with some oak and barrel characteristics - wood, vanilla, sweet rum - mixed with definite skunk. Sweet caramel flavor dominates with a touch of plasticy smoke and lingering oak... but not much else. Eh.
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.