MiP (15272) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 7.4%. "Carefully matured for 57 days" and so on. Buttery, lagery aroma, butterscotch, caramel. Clear dark chestnut colour. OK tan head, not very stable. The flavour starts off with a distinct vanilla note, turns more malty and sweet with a mild bitterness and some coconut in the finish. Good.
Earlier Rating: 4/17/2010 Total Score: 3.1
Bottle, 7.4%. Mild vanilla aroma, also quite vinous. Clear dark brown colour. Small stable off-white head. The flavour has a lot of vanilla, even a bit like coconut. Finishes drier, also vinous.
Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Clear red/brown - white head. Raisins, fruity, licorice, nutty, rum, light buttery, caramel, rum, sweetness, wooden, oakey, dried fruits, light bitterness. Buttery fatness.
jtclockwork (14964) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to Jcwattsrugger. Pours reddish amber with off white head ring. Nose and taste of light rum, oak, brown sugar, caramel toffee and light butterscotch. Medium body.
mcberko (14411) - 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.
gunnfryd (14127) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 30, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is perfume, malt, wood. Flavour is sweet, wood, malt, caramel, rum , spices. Medium body. OK beer
Benzai (14122) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Joes Tasting shared with Joes and Dutchdrebus. Clear amber color, large bubbled off-white head. Smell lightly caramel, some wood and some sweetness. Taste sweetness, malt, no rum cask really. Medium carbo, low to medium body.
bhensonb (14094) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Half Time. Pours an extremely dark ruddy copper with a creamy light tan head. Aroma is musty oak. With a spiritous note. Flavor is a somewhat smokey rum. Astringent oak. Sweet and spicy? Maybe underneath the smoke and oak. There certainly is a strong character to this beer.
FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 31, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle, shared by Mirjukka - thanks!
Dark orangy red. Smells very fruity. Raspberry and red wine, a bit alcoholic too. Quite fizzy and a little watery in the mouth. Taste is spirity and woody. Sweet woody body but I’m left wondering - "where’s the actual beer?". Boozy. Like brandy butter. Slightly oaky and walnut finish. I hope this inane trend to lace beers with traces of spirits, either in order to hide flaws or to stupidly ruin them, comes to an end soon, it’s getting very boring. Let me have my rum in a shot glass, and give me just an unadulterated beer in my beer glass please.
Tmoney99 (13469) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate sweet toasted malt and vanilla wood rum aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy smooth sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where met.
Ratman197 (13284) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml clear bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of rum, vanilla, oak, light carmel and a hint of fruittiness. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of rum, vanilla, oak and light toffee with a smooth lingering vanilla finish. This is my idea of an ideal session beer.