ken1 (800) - 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 (4830) - Jyväskylä, 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 NØ, 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 (13350) - , 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 it’s 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 it’s a bit dry but overall hard to dislike!
Yorker (993) - Herning, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
37.5 cl bottle @ home. Pours dark brown with a tan head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is rum, magic marker, dark fruits, oak, and vanilla. Flavour is rum, dark fruits, and vanilla.
gyllenbock (4083) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle bought at Kihoskh in November 2012.
Reddish/brown with a small head. Aroma and taste of alcohol, "white spirit", wood, some spices, malt and notes of fruit. A bit strange this one.
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - NOV 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy and dark brown beer with an offwhite head. The aroma is malt, rum, alcohol, raisin and dried fruit. The flavor follows the nose. The palate is dry with sweetness and alcoholwarmth. Overall an average beer.
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with a creamy tan head. Wow. Big rum soaked raisin, chocolate, and fig aroma. Tastes of raisin, plum, and chocolate up front followed by rum and cola and finishing with dry oaky fig flavors. Nice thick semi creamy and semi oily palate. Very good overall.
BelgianBeerGal (3014) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Big Beers and Barley Wines. My notes are just littered with the annotations: BARREL and rum, rum, rum....not my top beer of the tasting by any means.