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Slumbrew Yankee Swap (2013)

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
anthony850 (365) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Great run taste with a hint of oak. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
burg326 (4726) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (6063) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (4692) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2754) - Ocean County, 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (11042) - , 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
njnut (357) - 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.

5
   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

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
halfonit (1237) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 20, 2014
On tap at Battleship. Pours a very dark brown, almost black color. Aroma is of oak, malts, slight rum, some booze and something sweet (probably maple). Full bodied, almost like a nitro. Favors are of malts, maple, oak, booze, and vanilla. Leaves a strong oak and sweeter malt finish. Not sure what I think about it. It tastes decent but is a little too unbalanced.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radarsock (1120) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 7, 2014
$2.50 for the 4oz. serving ordered at the Grog. Pours a murky yellow-tinted varnished brown with an almost nonexistent off-white ringed head. Tastes and smells of molasses, aged hops, DME, and peppercorn. Vanillin, sawdust, sage, and roasted corn by swallow. Oaken barrel notes hit hard by its mid-palate accompanied with lemongrass and toast crumbs. WTF is this? Too much, of everything. Sorry, Eric. You might like this, though.


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