ziggydenmark (1) - Ebeltoft, - MAY 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice beer with woody aftertaste. I miss a bit more taste of malt, but the warmth of alkohol in the end is just perfect.
mcberko (6708) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle, pours a deep dark brown with an amber hue and a small beige head. Nose brings out English malts, dry bready caramel, and very subtle rum notes. Flavour is along the same lines, very subtle and smooth, with notes of toffee, vanilla, cocoa and bready malts -- not really much rum, but the subtleties are really nice. This is much better than I expected. Rather quite nice really.
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
THOUGHTS: Big and malty like anything brewed in Scotland should be. The rum is there but fairly subdued. I was sort of hoping for a real rum bomb, but the subtle rum might even be better than what I’d hoped for.
TECHNICAL: Drank 4/6/2013. Bottle. Poured a clear, very dark red that was nearly brown in the glass with bright red and amber highlights with an average, off white head that mostly diminished and left fair to good lacing. The aroma had fairly heavy nutty, molasses and caramel malts; hints of chocolate; grape, raisin, plum, prune, apple cherry, wood, toffee, butterscotch, honey, brown sugar, maple syrup, vanilla, cola, hints of light licorice, hints of rum, hints of coconut; and light spices. The flavor, overall, was complex but subtle. The initial flavor was moderately sweet; while the finish was moderate sweet and slightly bitter with and average duration. There was caramel, molasses, maple syrup, honey, brown sugar, vanilla, wood, light rum, cola, spices, wood, raisin, apple, prune, cherry, grape, plum and slight alcohol. The medium body was a little oily with soft but very tingly carbonation and a woody, dry, lightly astringent and lightly alcoholic finish.
spacecube (892) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330m bottle, pours amber with a small white head. Aroma has toffee and caramel malt, spiced rum textures, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, thin feel, average carbonation. Like all I&G beers, this has good unusual flavours with a light body, making it nice and pleasant to drink, but not offering enough backbone and fullness for me.
gorkogrlo (154) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep red color with medium white head. Aroma of burnt wood, caramel, spice, rum. Interesting. In flavor rum, dates, cramel and some unusual, but not unpleasent bitterness. Rum is also present in aftertaste. Overall: Better than original. Nice combination.
robto (16) - Belas, PORTUGAL - OCT 19, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle at home. It pours a dark ruby colour with a white head that rapidly disappears. Aroma is a little skunky with vanilla, oak and some dark fruits. Taste is also dark fruits, rum, lots of toffee notes, caramel malts and starts with a little bitter taste and finishes with a sweet aftertaste. Its carbonation is average and it’s light bodied with a dry finish. The beer is not that special or phenomenal, but its taste is interesting and it’s very drinkable.
BBHansen (115) - Køge, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle @ friends. Appearance: pours dark amber (some sedimentation) with low short lived off-white head with limited lacing. Aroma/taste: caramel, cream, toffee, wood, rum and some fruity notes. Palate: low to average carbonation, full body, distinct caramel sweetness, low bitterness, long duration and an oily texture. Overall: very nice strong ale
eduardovl (871) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle served in a Snifter glass.
A: Pours a magnificent dark amber color forming a medium tan head. Low retention and no lacings left
S: Strong notes of caramel malts, toffee and wood. A bit fruity with some notes of raisins
T: Slightly sweet upfront. Strong notes of caramel malts and toffee. Notes of wood and raisins
M: Light body body mild carbonation. Malty and woody aftertaste
O: Good drinkability. Very pleasant beer. Strong Scottish character
[ BA Review @ 5/7/2014 ]
outlawskies (964) - - OCT 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Julie thinks is interesting and nice. V. V.
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PsychoGunnar (200) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells of liquorice, alcohol and dark wood. Nice dark brown, the taste contains of nuts, toffee and some liquorice. The liquorice is there in the aftertaste as well. Nice and fizzy mouthfeel. A bit too alcohol-intensive?
tonyte123 (6) - - OCT 11, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great aroma of vanilla and malts, with a good looking amber color. On the taste, the rum notes do come through. Typically, beers that involve alcohol barrels are heavier and those that have a mild mouthfeel are poor. This beer is light and for some reason it works with the delicate notes of the rum. Overall, the beer is not phenomenal, but above average and a bit unique with the rum notes.
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