KajII (799) - 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...
LazyPyro (175) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle (6.8% version). Pours a clear, deep amber red/brown colour, with a small off-white head. Rum aroma is quite distinctive, and so is the oak, malts. Flavour is strong, rum, lightly roasted malts, wood, some fruitiness, vanilla - has a woody/rummy aftertaste. Nice beer, quite different from other strong ales.
jackafholmes (823) - - NOV 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Morrisons. Rusty brown colour, with small cream head. Aroma is spicy and rummy. Taste is sweet and fruity. Medium and mild carbonation. Nice.
dralock (2) - - NOV 16, 2015 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great tasting beer, goes down nice and smooth. Love the bottle and label. Very cool.
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IbeerianExpat (4) - SPAIN - NOV 12, 2015 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
caramel, roasty, brown, clear, minimal head, light sweetness, bitter finish. Very pleasant, would go down a treat with some aged cheddar. Distinctly different from similar ABV Belgian beers.
Strykzone (5899) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. No idea where I got it. Tangerine color with just a little off white foam. A nice aroma of rum, spices, fruit, and oak. The flavor brings all of that and more. Some candied fruit effects with some heat and caramel. I like this but somehow it lacks that something special to give it a higher score.
Brew_Cat (97) - St. Ives, Cornwall, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle at home. Pours clear amber with thick, diminishing off-white head. Medium body, somehow sticky mouthfeel, average carbonation, almost no lacing. Aromas are not as intense as I would expect, but rum and dried fruits prevail. Caramel, nuts, rum, plums, raisins, with some notes of lemon sourness, resin, orange, malty sweetness on the tip of the tongue. Was finely paired with dark chocolate filled with roasted almonds. Interesting, soft, refreshing, despite that I expected more.
voyageurmike (177) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mahogany with not much head or aroma. Clear and medium bodied with little carbonation. Rum sweetness without much malt flavor. Cloying but mild finish. Not the best this brewer has to offer.
kidobutai (560) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle. Dark golden and clear. Small creamy head but little lacing. Strong aroma of whiskey, but the rum flavoring comes out in the palate.
charmarita (11) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 8, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Pours clear amber with minimal creamy head. Aromas of caramel, butterscotch and raisin. Tastes medium sweet, no bitterness or sourness, long lingering sweet finish. Dessert like which is all very well and good since at 6.8% ABV needs to be a rare treat. Palate of medium body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish.
Florya (1050) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
How : bottle Appearance : clear dark red, minimal off-white head Aroma : plums, caramel, dried fruits, oranges and some nuts. Palate : medium body, average carbonation.