olr1984 (1163) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle pours a dark hazy brown with a thin off white head. rum vanilla caramel and sweet malt finish.
swoopjones (6333) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
sample at Crabbapple bottle tasting. caramel colored pour, fuller body, caramel toffee forward, dark fruits, raisins, vanilla. rum adds a brown sugar, slightly tropical note, adds a bit more sweetness. Nice, agressivve & boozy
ryanfolty (1928) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
October 31, 2014 - bottle from the source. Dark brown pour with some head. Aroma was caramel, dark fruit and rum. Taste was just too sugary sweet for me.
jtclockwork (9075) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours caramel off white head. Nose/taste of caramel, toffee, oak, brown sugar and maple in finish. medium body.
vtafro (3913) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Light oak, rum and sweet aromas. Rum, sweet, alcohol, malt and rum tones.
djd07 (3982) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Will. Pours a cloudy brown with small white head that lasts. The aroma is strong rum, wood, dark fruits. Medium mouthfeel with nice spiced rum, dark fruit, caramel, vanilla, light oak, very sweet finish. Very impressive.
bhensonb (11682) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at The Bruery. Pours dark brown with no head. Aroma of rum and treacle. Full bodied. Flavor of fruit, rum, heat and treacle. It’s sweet, but not so much as expected. Like rum.
AdamJackson (2967) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rum Barrel 2014 acquired via RS enjoyed at 45F in stemware. I finished this beer and then realized it was 17%..oops. feeling good #NeckBeardthings
A - Appearance is similar to other versions but this one has more chocolate color.
S - Nose is so sweet, lots of cocoa, clove, spice and caramel. Great oaky nose, lots of sweet.
T - You taste the booze but it’s much more refined than last year’s anniversary ale. lemon, sweet, burnt brown sugar, chocolate, sea salt and macadamia nuts. Nice pistachio and obviously rum finish. Oak throughout
M - Obviously it’s a boozy beer but I appreciate how everything here is coming together.
O - I like that Sucre (base) is so darn good this year and the rum addition is fantastic. Looking forward to trying more of these variants.
Rando7 (760) - Iowa, USA - JUL 13, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours black with brief tan head. Aroma really resembles the base Sucre with musty old ale scent. Rum predominates in the flavor with sweet rum plus vanilla, caramel, toffee, molasses. Finish mainly a continuation of the taste with a cold sharp alcohol sensation. I liked it quite a bit.
brokensail (11854) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ The Bruery. Mahogany pour with no head. Smells of rum, vanilla, and sweet potato pie. Kind of spicy, which is nice. Flavor is nice and sweet at first with lots of spicy rum and vanilla. Tons of vanilla and caramel. Somewhat boozy on the finish. Not bad.