rlgk (8445) - SkŲvde, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Golden beer with a white head. Malty aroma, oak, rum, vanilla notes. Vanilla flavor, rum, oak, malt, some spicy notes. A bit thin.
MoritzF (8056) - Bochum, GERMANY - MAY 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle, 33cl, 2012 edition) Clear, golden colour with a medium-sized and slightly off-white foamy head. Mildly malty aroma with notes of coconut, anise, vanilla and toffee, accompanied by a delicately fruity touch of ripe pineapples. Moderately sweet flavour, medium bodied with a modest carbonation. Slightly buttery malty base with oaky accents with hints of vanilla and toffee; moderately sweet malty finish, not as sticky as expected with a whiff of alcohol. Not bad, quite rounded. 13.IV.13
Sammy (7715) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - 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.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013-06-27. Crisp golden amber, nice foamy off white head fades. 3++ Aroma starts with a toffee like sweetness, light alcohol, reminds me a bit of Rum Butter Lifesavers actually. Flavour is similarly sweet up front. Drier malt towards the end, toasty sort of biscuity character to it. Smooth average plus bodied palate, light carbonation. Much better than expected! It has cellared for a few months. I might have had it sooner if I knew it was this good! ;) Bottle from the LCBO, Toronto
Rune (6905) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle from Vinmonopolet Bestillingsutvalget. Bubbly off-white head that stayed well and left fragile lacing behind. Bright amber coloured body. Oak vanilla on the nose, notes of nuts and rum as well. Vanilla ice cream taste alongside hints of ripe fruit and wood, spiced with cinnamon. Herbal hops to the aftertaste, bittersweet. Soft carbonated. Surprisingly easy to drink. I like drinking a bottle of the Innis & Gunnís beers now and then (at home in TromsÝ, 28.09.2013).
DruncanVeasey (6604) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper with a slender white cap. Caramel sauce aroma. JD honey, waffles, Dooleyís, vanilla ice cream, Bourbon, expensive rum flavour. A guilty, sickly, revolting, beer-free pleasure from first sip to last.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper amber with a medium sized white head. Spices, wood and vanilla, oak. Medium bodied, sweet malt, light paper. Not as sweet as the others, toast, wood. Bitter malt and spices, more vanilla. Decent enough, finishes with long spiced bitterness.
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 330 ml
Aroma: aged for over a month gave fairly strong rum cask notes , caramel malt as backing, slight dryness of alcohol. 7-
Look: clear amber with short lived frisky top. 2+
Taste: medium full bodied. Soft mellow sugary base with smooth rum feel. Light spice noted behind. Vanilla with caramel. Sticky. Its good and is as advertised spiced rum sided strong malty ale with sugary backing.
DuffMan (5780) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 17, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Why describe it-- you can see for yourself through the clear bottle. Sigh. Okay, Iím not going to gie this much of my time. It iss overly sweet and rummy, and just not my thing. The rum casks are my least favourite from a brewerry that has only a few decent outputs for me. I suppose it will find its fans, but Iím not counted among them. Just too sweet and rummy.
Svesse (5679) - Hšsselby, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Amber colour with frothy, beige head. Fruity, spicy nose with notes of oak wood, honey, dried fruit, banana, coconut, rum, molasses, orange and spices. Fruity taste with dried fruit, honey, oak wood, banana, orange, toffee, a touch of chocolate and a sweet, spicy finish with a touch of rum and vanilla. Medium body, fairly sweet (but not going too far). I expected something sweet and cloying, but this was quite balanced and tasty. Quite nice.