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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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For our first year of our Yankee Swap beer series, we selected rum barrels from our friends at Turkey Shore Distilleries and dark maple syrup from North Hadley Sugar Shack. This Strong Ale is a big beer with hints of maple and complex notes of oak and rum from the Old Ipswich rum barrels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorwart (2409) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Growler. Thin sloppy head of off-white bubbles. Rich buttery aroma with lots of rum notes, sweet malts. lactose, blackberry and butterscotch. Color is a very dark brown. Rich flavor again with lots more sweet malts, smoked grains, charred bread, plums and just a touch of butterscotch. Hides its alcohol very well for a 12% brew. Finishes a tad oily and sweet with lingering smoke and ash. A decent brew but I was expecting a little bit better melding of flavors. Maybe it is just a bit too fresh and needs to age a bit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
williamstome (1073) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Black pour, small brown head. Aroma of bourbon and booze. Flavor is chocolate, bourbon, prunes and alcohol. Dang.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
anthony850 (300) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Great run taste with a hint of oak. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
burg326 (4112) - Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Poured an amber color with aromas of booze, rum, oak, light maple syrup, grain, and some light vanilla. Flavors match the aromas, deep alcohol burn, booze, and subtle dark fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (5317) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 1, 2014
22oz bottle pours a lightly hazy, caramel brown with a ring of lacing, white head. Nose has some caramel, some booze, maple, birch, a little vanilla, turbinado sugar, some candied apple. Flavor is sweet, maple candies, caramel, vanilla, butterscotch, a little woody. Creamy finish. Solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (3766) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 7, 2014
22 oz. bottle purchased at One Stop Market. Deep ruby color with lasting head retention. Served just slightly chilled. Aroma is a faint note of rum nothing else.

Flavor is dark fruit, anise, brown sugar and cola with Captain Morgan. Texture is thin maple syrup and lightly spicy finish. When I used to drink sprits I liked rum! So overall I kind of like it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2609) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2014
Pours out an almost cola color with a small lacing off white head. Aroma is of sweet fruits, caramel, molasses and light boozy notes. Taste is of caramel, toffee, molasses, some sweet fruity notes, light syrup, dry alcohol, oak, simple syrup, light earth. Nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (9623) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of maple syrup, rum, oak, vanilla, candied dark fruit, cocoa and earth. Full bodied. A bit sweet, but not overpowering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
njnut (298) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2014
In a tasting glass. Pours a nice brown with an off white head. Aroma is complex. Rum, oak, vanilla, raisins, maple syrup, and toast. Soft carbonation. This is a sweet one. Taste is rummy, maple syrup. The oak barrels come through. Med body with a syrup mouth feel. Very interesting.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SalsaBelly (2) - - JAN 30, 2014 does not count
Deliciously sweet. Male syrup origins definitely show themselves. Balanced sweetness

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