Beer5000 (5939) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle. A clear, deep golden body with an off-white head. Aroma has vanilla and some butterscotch, but the level of butterscotch feels pretty OK in this one. Flavor is sweet malt, caramel, wood, vanilla, hint of spices and not much bitterness. Medium body and decent aftertaste. Not bad, a bit too sweet, almost a bit dessert like and would probably work as an after meal drink.
reebtogi (5731) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle pours a pale amber color with a finger of white head which settles quickly leaving only traces of lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel with some oak and a trace of rum and mild spice. Taste is a caramel sweetness with traces of oak, rum and spice with a light earthy hop bitterness. Light to medium body and light carbonation. This is an interesting ale which was enjoyable enough, but nothing special.
ClubGonzo (5467) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a crystal clear deep amber body with a thick, creamy off-white head, looking very nice indeed. Nose is strong vanilla and oak tones with caramel malts and caramel pudding (loads of it here), booze, rum and hints of pepper, butterscotch and sugar. Sweet as hell, but still kind of tantalizing. Taste is sweet vanilla and butterscotch, with caramel pudding, rum and sugary grains in the back. Hints of booze and wood in the finish. Medium to full body, medium carbonation. A bit of a vanilla-and-rum overdose, but since I do have a sweet tooth I’m willing to let some of the madness slide. Nevertheless, it’s a bit too much in the end but definitely a taste-packing brew.
AshtonMcCobb (5368) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle. Pours a nice clear honey colour with a nicely proportioned. The nose has spiced balsalm would with a hint of stewed apple. The taste has more spiced apple, some butterscotch, some sweet wood spices and then it slightly falls away. The palate is medium bodied textured with a slightly cloying finish.
mkel07 (5226) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 9, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique August 2014. Lots of spiced rum in the aroma makes you want yo get straight to drinking this beer. Full in the mouth with the rum blending in well with a mix of fruits and spices.
luttonm (4721) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
.33l bottle in Belgrade, thanks to Andy (who will soon be rating here himself, he promises me). .33l clear bottle with sticky off brown-gray pour. alc-fermented ale, sweet off alc notes that are all around these beers. Nutty caramel, sweet brown body, root beer flavors.. Body is smooth and satisfying but does not sing. Caramel rich and hot finish, some sweet rum caramel. Easy to drink, could dangerously pound this all day, but it is a treat that is not so well put together with balance. Good medium of the road special ale. But off-flavors abound.
Inbreak (4662) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUN 5, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 03.06.2013, 0,33l bottle @ home:
Mediumlasting fizzy head. Aroma is butterscotch, toffee, dried fruits, vanilla, grass, some oak. Taste is slightly dry, toffee, grass, hay, vanilla, oak, chocolate. Medium bitterness. Fair enough.
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 7, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Some cabbage notes blend with sweet and spicy rum and vanilla in the nose. Clear deep golden body is topped by a shy, white, rapidly diminishing head that leaves just a ring. The flavour is quite sweet but drinkable with the spiced rum pleasantly apparent. Medium light body with moderate carbonation. Bottle. Flute. Fridge temperature.
zacgillbanks (4527) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2014 Bottle from Tesco, Durham. Bright amber coloured with sweet vanilla, caramel and rum flavours followed by creamy, warming oak, and a spicy finish.
stouby (4455) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Clear copper with a beige head. Aroma medium malty (caramel, fruity) notes of wood, vanilla and rum. Flavor medium sweet and spicy, rum. Medium body, some warming alcohol.