Fatehunter (2123) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a goblet. A thin head formed, a clear copper color body.
It smells like tobacco, vanilla and faint molasses. Very nice.
Sweet but not malty sweet. Vanilla dominates the taste. The ale is in the background with a little, very little, bitterness coming through.
Smooth and creamy with a nice bubbly texture. Medium body.
Wonderful drink. The rum cask did an awesome job with the beer.
ElDesmadre (3078) - Mikołów, POLAND - JUN 23, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very estery, lots of ripe red apples, lots of woody vanilla. Toffee, wood, subtle pineapple. Faint rum-like notes but only in the flavour. Soft, very balanced, finishing light tannic. Very good.
drjoeng (696) - SINGAPORE - JUN 19, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
6.8%ABV. English Strong Ale.
Poured out clear dark mahogany. 28şSRM.
Nose is sweet and floury and for the local aroma notes, smells like red bean soup or paste, azuki. Otherwise, aromas of caramel and butterscotch describe it well enough. There is also a clear sweetness that is like a hard candy. But overall, the aroma of caramel keeps coming through, like kettle corn.
Mouthfeel is watery. Palate is toasted sweet malt with pale malt sweet, in fact, very sweet all the way through, some caramel, Graham cracker and dark honey. An interesting very brief hit of spice in the very front of the palate which fades right away. The remainder of the palate is left to nutty, cracker and biscuit flavors.
No hop finish.
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Beardbeerman (329) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2016 Bottle I got as a gift from Gabriel, thanks man! Pours a clear chestnut, topped by half a finger of fizzy tanned head showing average retention and leaving coarse lacing. Minimal carbonation. At first, the nose is pretty herbal but it opens up to a subtle roasted malts, toffee and dark rum. You do get some oak, but it?s pretty subtle. The taste is sweet roasted malts, toffee, nuts, rum and herbal hops. Medium-low body with a crisp carbonation. Leaves a sweet herbal finish, where that woody element in the nose comes back a bit. Very nice. Cheers!
inbirraveritas (1461) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 14, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, 330 ml.
Clear amber body, medium sized broad pored off-white head.
Nose of oak, malt, hints of fruits...
Aroma ruled by oak escorted by caramel, dried fruits, vanilla, mouthfeel is slick to oily.
Gently warming, somewhat woody, citrussy finish.
rotaman14 (535) - Germany, lives in Vilnius, LT, - JUN 5, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Vanilla, baking powder, banana and, indeed, rum on the nose. Taste is medium sweet; vinous notes as evidenced by a certain woodiness and dryness, malty finish. Berries and red wine in the aftertaste. Interesting beer... and good.
77ships (7251) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 2, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Kiev 2016) 330 ml. bottle split by 2. Clear amber with an off-white head. Nose is swet bland toffee marmalade, butter and furniture. Taste is a bland vague slaw of butter, toffee, resin, oak, uninteresting bland, sweet vague toffee & butter. Meh, didn’t get it but my nephew enjoyed it a lot.
bb (8269) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 26, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Amber beer with a cream head. Vanilla and oak aroma. Vanilla and oak flavor with light rum, light caramel, and light citrus. Medium bodied. Vanilla and oak linger with light rum and light caramel.
Gehbe (41) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - MAY 22, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Look: Redish dark amber and clear. Medium creamy head, doesn’t last long though.
Aroma: Oak, vanilla, some spicy and malty notes.
Taste: Rather sweet, oaky vanilla mixed with maltines, very light bitterness on the finish.
Palate: Medium body, quite creamy, some alcoholic warmth but not in excess.
Overall: Nice beer, a tad too sweet for me, but that’s what I expect from scottish ales. The oak and spice notes provide a nice balance to the maltiness.
Erzengel (7324) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAY 20, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Many thanks to Eike for sharing this bottle! Smooth malty, nice wood, intense and sweetish. Wood, hints of rum, sweetish. Very dry with woody hints of rum. Interesting with a sweetish malty body.
Claves77 (215) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2016
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Little carb, good dark color. Deep rum taste. Not a good balance. To much odd up front