slowrunner77 (1610) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
"Pours with a better than expected head, especially as this may have a little age on it. Barreling is a little too prevalent - pleasant in and of itself, but it also covers up much of the complexities of this strong, dark ale. Very little spices, lots of booze & sweetness. Good, but i prefer the unbarreled version for half the price."
nakedwhendrunk (2081) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - AUG 27, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2010 just as the title of the beer says.
This was poured into a snifter.
The appearance was a gentle dark brown color with a one finger white to off white foamy soft head. Once the head died off, there was a semi-thick speckled lacing pervading around the sides of the glass.
The smell had a slight boozy ginger to cinnamon with a decent dark chocolate and a milk chocolate involving itself with a semi-light coffee.
The taste was intriguing as it took all of those previously mentioned flavors and combined wonderfully.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body and I found myself sipping this for the most part. Sticky booziness smooths itís way over my tongue and coerces me to luxuriously float in my recliner.
Overall, wow, what a night it was when I had this. For being several years old, this one still had itís power at you know what, this was really good.
jcartamdg (1984) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark brown almost black with no head. Aroma of booze, roast and milk chocolate. Taste is chocolate, roast, cinnamon, nutmeg and rum. Very thin.
Enjoyit (3460) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Reddish brown of color with a light brown head. An aroma of acetone, prunes and alcohol. A flavor of acetone, prunes and spice. This beer wasnít good.
wedgie9 (1930) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted on 4/25/14 from a capped 375mL bottle purchased at Sun Devil a while ago. Pours murky dark brown with a thick beige head that slowly recedes to thick, sticky lace. The nose is spiced with some caramel, chocolate, and dark bread malt with a very signature dark rum molasses, and an earthy basement yeast aroma. The flavor is a bit more chocolate with the same caramel, spices, lighter bread, and lighter molasses rum with some heat. The body is full with lively carbonation and a long molasses rum and chocolate finish.
ken1 (895) - DENMARK - DEC 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A sweet aroma with sour notes. Flavor is sweet and sour with an alcoholic mouthfeel. Notes of roasted caramel. Color is dark brown with a cream color head.
Miksu (4948) - Jyvšskylš, FINLAND - SEP 26, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
0.375 l bottle, thanks hanniku! Slightly hazy dark reddish brown color. Heavily rummy aroma with oak, vanilla, nail polish remover, cocoa and dark fruits. Taste of oak, raisins, solvent, cocoa, clove, cinnamon, ginger and cola. Thick full body. Very pungent, too much nail polish remover (ethyl acetate).
sfhodense (4791) - Odense Nō, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is roasted caramel, alcohol, rum, oak and orange peal. Flavour is roasted caramel, alcohol, rum, orange peal and coriander.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 3, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Dark brown-red with a finger of frothy khaki-chocolate colored head. Fades fairly slowly.
S - Sweet dark caramel malts, raisins, other dark fruits, oak, rum, vanilla, Belgian yeast, clove, pepper, and other spices, booze.
T - Dark caramel malts, raisins, plums, and other dark fruits, oak, rum, vanilla, Belgian yeast, pepper, clove, other spices, candi sugar, a bit of booze.
M - Full bodied, moderate-minus carbonation. Smooth with a warming, sweet, and lightly spicy finish.
D - Nice barrel aged BSDA. The rum is a nice touch.
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
10th December 2011
Dark brown opaque beer, good mid - tan head. Light palate, semi dry and quite crisp. At first sip it comes across as a sour dark beer but as you adjust itís quite a sweet barrel beer. Rum that is more than offset by tangy spices. Finish is dry and minerally spicy. More of a Christmas style beer than previous editions but ironically falls in to that trap of being a tad over spiced. Also itís a bit dry but overall hard to dislike!