marcus (5013) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Corti Bros., Sacramento. Pours dark brown with a modest tan head and a rum and treacle aroma. There is a medium-bodied dark molasses flavor with a bit of oak and a rum trail.
Ughsmash (6670) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL bottle. Poured a nice shade of warm amber with a short khaki head. The aroma picked up darker fruits, rum, and raisins with accents of molasses and toasted oak.. big and sweet overall, but not really that exciting. The flavor found sweet darker fruits, nutty notes, and molasses with accents of vanilla and tangy oak.. warm rum, molasses, and raisins on the long, warm finish.. tasty. Medium-bodied with a lot of barrel presence on the palate.. too sweet for my liking.. aiight overall.
anders37 (12756) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty sweetish caramel flavor with hints of rum. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.
jhp40219 (146) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a soda brown, not unlike a porter, with a large 3 finger off white head and a good amount of sticky lacing. No head retention. Not much aroma, faint amount of grassy hops and malts with a slight chocolatey smell. Taste is mostly malts and alcohol with a hint of hops. Not getting really any oak. Rum comes through decently in the finish. Alcohol is only slightly masked. Nice burn on the finish. Full bodied, oily texture, heavily carbed. Interesting beer. Not bad, but nothing to write home about either. Don?t see myself trying this again, but worth experiencing once.
Travlr (7998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 16, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Hazy brown color, medium tan head. Aroma of boozy vanilla, caramel. Taste is sweet and boozy.
Nuffield (3348) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 31, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
There are hints of rum to this and a bit of sweetness but as an IPA there’s precious little to like about this and I found that the flavor notes from the spirals couldn’t overcome a very thin body and awkward finish. Bottle.
BVery (4264) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Four Firkins. Dark reddish brown pour with a small frothy head. Oak and dark fruit on the nose. Smooh palate, some rum in here. Not bad.
dnstone (1986) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep amber with bit of off-white head. Malty chocolatey taste with buttery, wood notes. Aroma carries a touch of rum.
radagast83 (3110) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL bottle, Poured a dark red color with a small off-white head that dissipated pretty quickly. Aroma had plenty of oak notes, malts. Flavor was a touch of rum, sweetness. Not much of an India Pale Ale though.
GT2 (5661) - Riverslime, California, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750mL at my tasting. Thank you someone! Pours a clear, deep maroon. Weaker head formation, no retention. Nose is sweet Southern iced tea, brown sugar, sweet cherry, mild broccoli. Taste is sweet brown sugar, tea, some maple. Palate is sugary, mild paper. Not so bad. Sweet overall. Nothing hoppy about this one.