tone77 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark brown color. Smell is of rum. Taste is rum, alcohol, oak, a touch of malts. Overall not a bad beer, but I just don’t get it.
pictoman (214) - 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 (56) - 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 (65) - 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 (174) - 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 (985) - 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 (915) - 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.
johnnnniee (1820) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a tawny copper brown color with faint garnet at the edges, smallish off white head slowly dissipates before leaving spotty lace on the way down. Aromas of toffee, brown sugar and molasses make up the bulk of the nose. Light spice, earth, and dark fruit round out the nose. Little to no hop aroma. The flavor follows the aroma, sweet sugary malt beverage with light fruit and rum beep in the background. Little to no hop bitterness or flavor. Medium to thick body with a light to moderate level of carbonation and a sweet almost syrupy mouthfeel. Like the last one, there is nothing "wrong" with this beer, it is just really boring, and a bit too sweet for my tastes.
nygaard (10) - DENMARK - NOV 16, 2013
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Lidt svag og MEGET sød ale-type. Det er ikke en du drikker mange af og den er måske mere speciel end god.
DocJitsu (586) - Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear ruby brown color with a short-lived khaki head. Toffee, cola, and British bitter nose. A bit of a creamy texture with just a quick faint hit of carbonation. Toffee and mildly sweet cola flavors. Average.
sherm1016 (991) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2oz bottle from Dan at work. Pours a clear, brown color with a thin tan head. Aroma is fruity, rum, some light oak. Medium on the palate with fizzy carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, rum, oak, nutty, light molasses, brown sugar, with a sweet, malty finish. Flavors are a little more muted than I would prefer, but still nice.