KajII (755) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2oz Bottle. The pour was a clear dark mahogany brown with an average (1-2 finger) beige fizzy head that was fully diminishing with no lacing to speak of.
The aroma was quite intense with a toasted caramel malt and a sweet earthy yeast with notes of vanilla, rum, dark fruit (raisons and plums) and a light hint of toffee.
The taste was moderately sweet and malty with notes of caramel, vanilla and dark fruit throughout with a nice cask presence and a mild rum alcohol finish. The flavor lasted an average duration after the swallow with a mild boozy taste that faded slowly off the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was just below medium in body with a slight syrupy texture and a mildly soft carbonation.
Overall a fantastic tasting brew with a good sweet rum flavor and a strong malty presence...
Grzesiek79 (2735) - Radom, POLAND - DEC 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delikatny aromat wanilli, rumu i coca-coli. Troche dziwne wrazenia zapachowe ale bardzo delikatne i subtelne, piana srednia i znika blyskawicznie. W smaku troche rumu, karmelu i czekolady. Finisz to rozgrzewajacy rumowy alkohol. Oczekiwalem troche wiecej po tym piwie. 2 poprzednie z tego browaru byly dla mnie smaczniejsze.
cargo150 (153) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Couleur ambrée avec un col plus ou moins durable. Nez intense de rhum de fut de chêne et de caramel. En bouche le rhum n’est pas désagréable, le caramel et les autres saveurs sont bien balancé et cette n’est pas trop sucré. Un peu trop commercial mais une bière assez original et bien faites.
AgentAle (109) - - DEC 8, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: very obvious rum finish that is not over powering , some sweet malt notes
Taste: light malts and a fairly prevelant rum taste start to finish not much hopiness
Appearance: Amber clear body thin head low retention
Headbanger (2739) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2oz bottle 12/7/13 (Gift pack Binny’s Naperville)-40° in glass that came with gift pack. Pours a clear light brown with a small ring for a head. Aroma of oak, rum, malt, and vanilla. Taste of the same with more rum and sweetness on the back end. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and quite tasty.
pictoman (220) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 330mL bottle. Clear amber colour with dissipating off-white head. Vanilla, oak, toffee, malt nose with very subtle hint of rum. Same flavour. Rum taste is much subtler and balanced compared with the spiced rum finish. Smooth, medium body, but finish is a little shorter than usual for I&G beers.
ERB92 (57) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Caramel, rum and dried fruits in the aroma. Dark amber with a white head.Quite sweet with a light bitterness. Medium body with a average carbonation. Overall OK, but a bit to much rum flavour for my taste (as expected).
tightslice (67) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong malty, molasses and banana breads balanced by rum soaked raisin skins. Big fan.
Moebbels (179) - FINLAND - NOV 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Body has a nice clear amber color with lots of bubbles clinging to the glass walls. The white head disappear quickly. Nose has loads of sweet vanilla accompanied by dark syrup and coconut notes. Taste has a boozy rummy sweetness to it with a short bitter finish. Carbonation is quite high and the palate oddly thin-feeling. The alcoholic rum-flavour is a bit overpowering but the sweet bouquet is nice.
allmyvinyl (1082) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 23, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle at home. Pours clear copper brown with decent white head that hangs around. Rum and vanilla nose, some sweet malt. Taste is a bit overwhelmed by the rum, can’t really make out the beer beneath, just dark sugars. Medium body, sweet finish. OK.
AWISLguy (927) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
350ml bottle from Rays in Tosa. Pours a reddish brown with a pinkish-white head. Almost no lacing. Aroma has sweet malts, oak and some earth, some grape or other sweet fruit. Taste is sweet fruits, viniousness, some biscuity malts, brown sugar, possibly peat and oak. Light bodied and sweetly dry, and alcoholly. Quite lowly carbonated. Finishes sweetly oaky with a brown sugar kicker. Not sure what was expected from a rum beer, but the base beer must’ve been a scotch ale or something equally sweet, and the barrel made it more so. Not a fan.