Brouwerij (914) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Mtn Sun. Pours a very deep, dark red-brown with a finger of tan head that settles quickly, some lacing. Aromas of rum, barrel/wood, alcohol, and hints of fruit. Flavor has strong rum characters up front, fades into sweet, nutty malt and stone fruit tones, raisins with detectable alcohol. Soft Carbonation and medium body with a smooth mouthfeel. The alcohol is very noticeable, but not unbearable. A fruity, rum bomb. Tasty, warming, intense and interesting. An enjoyable beer.
TwoSipDip (8880) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2012
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Tap @ Vine Street. Dark reddish brown appearance with a small, tan head. Really potent boozy, somewhat fruity, spicy rum, dark candy aroma. Incredibly potent, rum boozy, sharp alcohol, light fruity, harsh flavor. I had trouble drinking this one.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Vine Street Pub in Denver, CO. Pours a deep brown colored body with a slight amber tint. Inch thick, dense and creamy, light brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a veil of lacing. Aroma is big rum and fruitcake up front that gives this a nice sweetness along with a bit of a caramel maltiness and a touch of bread. Some figs, apricots, a few dates, and a bit of a tropical fruitiness making up the fruitcake. A light Belgian yeast note with a touch of spice. Flavor is sweet caramel with some breadiness and lots of fruitcake up front with a good amount of rum that blends well with the fruity sweetness. Lots of figs and apricots along with a few tropical fruits again. Some wood in the middle cutting the sweetness just a bit along with a light Belgian yeast spice. Bready caramels and rum grow a bit towards the end with plenty of fruitcake as this finishes sweet, but dry from the wood and light yeast spice. Very light bitterness before leaving a lengthy aftertaste that follows a creamy, medium body and a very soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, this was a nice beer. I’m not the biggest rum fan, but the big fruitcakes and bready caramels really balance the distinct rum barrel well. Light yeast spice keeps things interesting and this is very easy drinking. They certainly named this correctly.