sloshgator (660) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not much nose to speak of but nice drinking overall. Slight rum flavor with a clean finish. A bit of alcohol taste as it goes down.
BBHansen (660) - 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
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
its beer for Scottish pirates. Aroma is brown sugar or sugar cane, maybe some toffee, lots of sweet malty smells. Maybe a little mineral smell. Taste has the oak come through with just a bit of alcohol linger. See through brown beer. The palate has a just little touch of carbonation. Would have liked to see a version with more bubbles. Looking forward to trying more versions.
Sjohnh (655) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
6.8% version. Dark wood colour with a small white head leaving tendrils of lacing. Medium body, slightly oily and a nice bit of carbonation - I think the suggestions of it being watery are a bit harsh. Aroma of spice and brown bread. Tastes of malt, rum and banana. Nice.
twindadplus2 (652) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep ruby mahogany color with a pillowy light brown head. Aroma of oak, creamy vanilla and a rum sweetness. Sweet roasted malt, creamy, oaky vanilla and a light tingle of hops and alcohol. Medium to full bodied with light carbonation and a finish that is a long taste of sweet, spicy rum. Definitely not a lawnmower beer but a great sipping beer to mellow out with after a long day.
SamP01 (652) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a brownish ruby red with a medium slowly dissipating off white head. Aroma is of sweet rum, caramel malt with a bit of sweet alcohol esters. Taste is sweet rum flavor and alcohol, brown sugar, toffee and caramel. Palate is a medium to full body, smooth and sweet mouth feel, with moderate carbonation. Finish is sweet caramel, rum barrel flavor, brown sugar, toffee and some dry sweet alcohol ending. Overall a bit on the sweet side by a good flavorful and enjoyable brew.
french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
SHared with Pyrozoid. CLear dark red poor with a small beige head. Aromas of rum, flat cola, star anise. Almost non existant carbonation, medium body, some traits of a flemish sour ale. Added flavors of oak or rum barrels. Not to bad.
agent_persik (649) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 9, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clean dark amber color, small beige head. Aroma of caramel, wood and rum. Taste has caramel, roast, ripe fruits, spice - dry sweet with subtle bitterness in finish and rum in aftertaste. Medium body and soft carbonation. Decent beer.
Brix (647) - DENMARK - JAN 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted 2011-01-03. Pours clear, brown with a small, beige head. Aroma is butter, rum, raisins, rye bread. Taste is initially a little blant, but the aftertaste is rich with all of the aromas. A funny beer, but I think I quite like it.
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Presentation: It was poured from a clear 11.2oz bottle into a pint glass. The bottle has the abv listed at 7.4% and the back label has a short description.
Appearance: The body has a beautiful deep reddish amber color with good clarity. On top of this beer there is a small creamy off white head. This small covering soon fades to a thin ring of slick lacing.
Smell: There is a delicate sweet grain and bready base with mellow vanilla, woody oak, and caramel.
Taste: On a light thin palate in get nice light bready and sweet grain character. Inside of it are delicate hints of the caramel and oak with notes of vanilla and spicy sweet rum. On the back end there is a light kiss of herbal hop bitterness. It is smooth lightly carbonated and watery on the tongue.
Notes: I love the flavor and balance of all its very subtle complexity but it just lacks depth.