Sammy (8910) - Toronto, Ontario, - NOV 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A sweetish though not cloying ale. A moderate richness in the finish from an aged anejo black rum cask. Light in the spice department its mostly the vanilla. Drinkable, significant oak mid sip.
spacecube (966) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml in box, pours clear amber with a small white head, toffee caramel malt, oaky notes and rum, sticky molasses, balaned tidily with a long bitter finish with rum in the aftertaste. Lively carbonated with a light body, thin slighly creamy texture and a crisp finish. Good.
berkshirejohn (4671) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle from Aldi, Bracknell. ABV 7.4% A bright golden amber colour with a rapidlly dissipating head and lots of carbonation; rather subdued aroma - some vanilla wood but little else; the taste is a good balance of rum, light spice and vanilla from the wood; the finish has a lingering toasty sweetness. Rather pleasant and well-balanced.
weordie (97) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown but with very little, short lived head. Aroma of spiced rum and vanilla. Quite a lot of carbonation. Taste is strong of spiced rum and coke.
Stuu666 (3514) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home, Pours amber, bit more interesting than the usual far, sweet toffee and spicy rum.
camoes (206) - PORTUGAL - NOV 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 9E adapted). Bottle 33 cl - Batch L4169 10:01. AROMA: semi-sweet caramelized aromas, with some roasted notes and aged rum. no hop aromas and very faint esters. some spiciness. APPEARANCE: dark amber / Brown and translucid. thin slight ivory head with low retention. TASTE: hints of aged rum as some roasted notes and sweet caramelized malt. medium-low bitterness with a semi-dry finish. PALATE: medium-low body with low carbonation. OVERALL: an interesting barrel aged scotch ale but nothing more.
Stuartyboy (713) - SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
poured from the bottle a clear reddish orange beer aroma is spicy vanilla flavour has innis and gunn signature notes of toffee vanilla but with some light spiciness sweet without be sickly alcohol kick on finish
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaske. Ravfarvet, klar, medium, boblende off-white skum med kort holdbarhed. Træ, acetone, rom, karamel, figner. Sød, maltet, woody, krydret - a la mørk røget kardemomme, allehånde, nelliker. I like ’dis.
mabel (6421) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[5544-20130627] 341mL clear bottle. Rum candied fruit grain aroma. Clear, amber orange body with a quick foamy white head. Sweet rum barrel grains flavour. Medium body. Initially unpleasant but grew on me. (7/3/6/3/14) 3.3
ghendrix (120) - Cardiff, WALES - AUG 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Pours light orange-brown, slightly hazy, few fingers of white head that disappears quickly, no lacing. Looks like a barley wine in the glass. Aromas of toffee, demerara sugar, caramelised apple - all fairly faint on the nose however. Taste is not nearly as sweet as you’d expect with those aroma notes. Light flavours and medium body. It’s all a bit so-so. Very drinkable, but not very noteworthy.
magpieken (68) - - AUG 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Pale amber colour. Large, frothy, off white head quickly disappeared and left no lacing. Dark fruit and caramel aroma. Pleasantly sweet taste. Medium body, smooth texture and a gentle alcoholic warmth. Would go down well as a nightcap.