otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deeply brilliant woods – like those one finds in a centuries old gentleman’s club in the storied cobbled streets of London – cherry and mahogany. A thick tan head fades into a carefree bubbly collar bordering a thin puddle resting in the middle.
Dark fruits explode from the mahogany and cherry depths below with raisins, dates, prunes, and figs covered in sticky saucy black strap molasses. Black root and black licorice root in the raw. Plump earthen leathery spicy grapes. Cooked and cooled raw demerara sugars.
Sweet, rich, dense, mysterious, and a bit roguish. Burnt demerara sugars and unfettered black strap molasses and the finest dark aged rum one could hope to savor. Burnt brown sugar and molasses hard candies. Intriguing addition of red licorice in the back of each swallow. Swimming amidst it all are meaty raisins, figs, and dates. Eyes closed – a fine rummy dram. Eyes open – a fine Scottish pint.
Wonderful. Sweet suppable perfection in my glass. Innis & Gunn can play around with as many barrel/wood aged varieties as their heart desires. In return, I shall aspire to drink as many as possible because I can and I want to.
Flanfl (160) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - APR 23, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Brownish color. Flavour of toasted oak and caramel. Flavour of caramel, some banana and toasted oak. I find the toasted oak too forward.
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Cougfan95 (24) - - APR 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle- pours a copper red in color with medium foam head. Nose, taste and finish are all influenced with traditional rum tastes that offer a nice balance to the bitterness and hops of the beer.
basaywhat (75) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Deep red color with medium white head. Aroma of burnt wood, caramel, spice, rum. Interesting. In flavor rum, dates, caramel and some unusual, but not unpleasant bitterness. Rum is also present in aftertaste. I like this beer, would buy again.
triskaideka (202) - Killarney, IRELAND - APR 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle - pours dark red-brown with short-lived offwhite head. Aroma - malt, caramel, vanilla. Taste - malt, caramel, vanilla, dark fruit. Overall - very nice - alcohol not overpowering for 7.4%
ston3s42 (25) - - APR 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark golden in colour, with little to no head. Taste of honey, caramel, toffee, citrus, and sweet grass. Full bodied and fizzy, with a long finish
mariuszek (319) - Gdynia, POLAND - MAR 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours copper color with rich and lasting head, good lacing. Aroma of oak barrel, bourbon whiskey, dark rum and caramel malt. Taste similar. Bice rum notes in aftertaste. There is not much beer in this brew, but it is very good anyway.
labattslover74 (64) - Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear mahogany with a tan head. Substantial lacing. Aroma of smoke, nuts, caramel and toast. Taste of the same with a sweet finish no hops and no bitterness. Smooth on the palate. I need to add this to the to favorite list!
lithilorn (250) - Covilhã, PORTUGAL - MAR 28, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber body and tan head. fruity, malty and light caramel aroma with rum finish. Medium body, Wooden and smoky taste. Medium beer.
luegomeloacabo (69) - A Coruña, SPAIN - MAR 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
It pours in an excellent red colour and balanced white head. Strong malt notes in taste and a very savory spongy palate while drink, very well balanced in carbonatation.
knurre (20) - SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Söt i både lukt och smak. Smak av ekfat och rom, men lite för söt och för lite ölsmak. Ganska hög halt av alkohol men inget som märks i smak.