JorisPPattyn (7717) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small, dense amberish cream head over totally clear reddish copper beer. Rich caramel & toffee nose, hint at diacetyl, shortbread. Toffee, but seriously watered down, and with an agreeable hoppy/parsleylike flavour, suggesting freshness. Leafy too, no doubt again the coloured malts talking. Diacetyl is fairly imperceptible in the mouth, if not completely gone. Toffee remains in the aftertaste for a while, but in the very end, only a harsh bitterness, dissolved in water remains. Feels better carbonated than it looks; light body, but very slick. It might not be real ale, itís far from bad all the same - exception made for the poor aftertaste.
Quack-Duck (7522) - Down South, GERMANY - DEC 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from a petrol station somewhere in the Westcountry. Golden colour with caramel and raisisns, shy hoppy finish.
gruberm (315) - - AUG 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mild caramel rum aromas. smooth buttery rich body. Gentle sweetness but a sharply alcoholish after taste. Apparently no relation to the 2001 thriller with Hugh jackman and John travolta.
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johndoughty (3716) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Bronze with a small head, Unusual slightly malty taste which might be the added rum. For some reason I didnít expect a lot from this one and was therfore pleasantly surprised.
olliejobbins (701) - Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Pours amber and brown with small white cream head. Aroma is not interesting but very choppy. The taste was alright but I didnít get any rum and it tasted just like any other bitter unfortunately.
RyanE (118) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 3, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Copper pour. Caramel and touch of oak on the nose. Some buttered toast. Roasted malt flavor, almost rustic and earthy. Not very drinkable.
johninmelb (1117) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Waitrose. Nose of a pretty standard bitter with a hint of cloyingness. Pours amber with plenty of lace. Flavour is a little bit nothing - some cereal malt in the finish but largely a bit thin and a bit dull and very little coming through from the rum, which is almost a relief. It doesnít sound like a good idea for a blend, so in some ways itís good that you wouldnít know it was there. In any case, somewhat of a pointless letdown of a beer.
Desverger (1287) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(500ml Bottle) Pours gold/amber with a small off-white head. Aroma/taste Carmel malt, dried fruit hop rather sour undertones, only hint of rum. Ok to average.
BlackHaddock (3183) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I think this is also the íMarks & Spencersí Wiltshire Rum Beer as it looks and tastes identical.
500ml bottle best before 19th Dec 2012, poured into a UK pint sleeve glass.
Looks good, full amber body with a good solid head of white bubbles on top, stayed well and gave some lacing.
The nose is malty and heavy, the taste follows along the same lines: canít pretent to find any Rum flavours but there is something diferent about the taste and I like it. Slight hop bitterness in the finish otherwise it is a malt favouring brew.
bodders (4) - - JUL 7, 2012 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty and oaty. Rich flavour but lacks depth and strength does not last. Drinkable but forgettable.