ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Pours a cloudy brownish-red with a finger of frothy off-white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of sweet caramel malts, toasted coconut, brown and residual sugars, oak, vanilla, molasses, with a touch of dark fruit and booze.
T - Starts off with a mix of rich sweet caramel malts, brown sugar, toasted coconut, and vanilla. Through the middle, some oak and rum comes through with some more residual sugars, molasses, and a hint of dark fruit. The finish is a mix of sweet caramelized malts, brown sugar, toasted coconut, oak, vanilla, rum, and a bit of booze.
M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet and warming finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nice imperial brown ale with some great balance and complexity from the rum barrel aging.
Robbievegas (230) - Las vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Picked this up in the bottle from Total Wine in Henderson, NV. Great brown ale with hints of molasses, palm sugar, and rum (from the aging process in the Puerto Rican rum barrels) overall a good beer.
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BMan1113VR (7897) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 7, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours with a lightly hazed brown body with an off-white head. Aromas are of red fruits, rum, caramel, low oak, sweet, tropical fruit, molasses, brown sugar and nutty. Low esters. Flavors are super sweet, slightly metallic, caramelized, toffee. Diabetes sweet. Rum, brown sugar, malty, nutty, metallic, grainy. Medium carbonation, warming, chalky, medium bodied. Not repeatable.
bluejacket74 (1485) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bottle, bottled on April 5, 2012. Served in a chalice, the beer pours a reddish/brown color with a half inch light tan head. The head fizzled away quickly, and there wasn’t much lacing. Aroma is sweet and malty, it smells like molasses, brown sugar, caramel, nuts, vanilla and some rum. It tastes like molasses, burnt sugar, rum, vanilla, and a bit of chocolate. However, the taste isn’t quite as nice as the aroma is. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it’s thinner than I thought it would be. It also has low/moderate carbonation. I think it’s a decent brew overall, but at $12.99 a bottle I probably wouldn’t buy it again at that price. With that being said, it’s worth trying.
Blairgus (3008) - California, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
5 Oct 2012, bottle. light ruby, clear, no bubbles. nose is sweet, ovaltine and raisins. med body and mildly fizzy. sweet, malty, faintly smoky, caramel, vanilla. lots of flavors and it is nice but i’m a bit disappointed. this could have been a serious, big beer, instead, it is just nice.
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler. Deep brown, decent sand colored head. Nose is burnt sugar, malts, & booze. Taste is astringent but very sweet. Layered: caramel, rum, pine/wood, and buttered hot sugar. Dark & delicious. Done after two pints thou.
brenn79 (1671) - Idaho, USA - SEP 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle- Pours hazy dark ruby red with a small tan head that reduces to a collar. Aroma is alcohol, rum, wood, vanilla, molasses, sweet and intense. The taste is creamy and smooth, alcohol warmth similar to when you drink rum, cocoa, vanilla, molasses. Body is full, carbonation is low, it leaves your mouth with this sweet velvety feeling, I love it.This is a great after dinner treat, wonderfully complex and inviting, one of the better Widmer beers I have had.
Palidor19 (3040) - Brandon, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has a nice aroma of brown sugar, nuts and molasses. the taste is medium with a touch of silk. standard malts sweetness and very little hop bitterness. it goes down quite smooth despite the ABV
nick76 (4302) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is sweet and syrupy with caramel, molasses, grassy hops, and spices rum. The appearance is deep amber with a medium head. The taste is like the aroma with a buttery and papery finish. The palate is smooth. Overall this is good beer that is not great.
Ratman197 (10720) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 17, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber poured a hazy reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, brown sdugar, futtiness, light rum and a hint of wood. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, brown sugar, dark fruit and light rum with a smoth lingeing carmel finish.