KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours an average mahogany with a nose of caramelized sugar, sweet malt donuts, light rose, and light biscuit. Flavor is a malty barrage of sugary biscuit flakes in a vat of light pancake syrup and booze. Average mouthfeel. Rum? Arrr, methinks ye be pullin’ me leg. Arrrrr. Not bad-- in fact it’s kinda tasty-- but the lack of rum and the too-pronounced boozy finish detract.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft, courtesy of staff at ChurchKey, thanks! Clear dark maroon color. Aroma of caramel and subtle licorice. Taste is lightly spiced and slightly boozy caramel.
GT2 (7719) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at CK thanks to Travlr. Deep clear ruby with medium off white foam. Nose is booze, tomato stew, stewed carrot. Taste is bitter, toffee, caramel, tomato, herbs, puppy breath. Palate is heavier, rich, oily. Interesting.
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bytemesis (2429) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours clear brown with a small tan head that laces well. Aroma is roasted malt, molasses, caramel, alcohol - quite interesting actually. Flavor is over the top sweet roasted malt, brown sugar, molasses, and alcohol - rummy. Strong alcohol notes throughout and a very warming finish.
beerbastard (631) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is different than most of the Amer Strong Ales. Sweet brown sugars and cotton candy with alcohol in the nose, however it is difficult to detect. The flavors are subdued, nothing jumps out. I’m getting molasses with alcohol and some rum in the background. Its not too sweet, the alcohol balances that. Not catching much in the hop flavors. Nice palate. Its a little expensive. wouldn’t buy again, but i did enjoy it.
BOLTZ7555 (2656) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chestnut/pecan colored body with a razor thin ivory head that diminishes into a ring. Nose is almost unnoticeable. Very subtle. Slight aroma of caramel and toffee. Flavor shows a little bit of tobacco, oak, vanilla, and a bit of the rum. A bit thin...
elizabethmarie (37) - - JUN 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color, no cloudiness. Interesting aroma and palate. More sweet than I expected.
Shink (177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown but still a little clear. Tan head and a sweet aroma. Sweet taste with a hint of oak and a little alcohol taste. Very smooth considering the alcohol content. More of a dessert beer than one to drink with dinner.
beersearcher (2268) - Glendale, California, USA - JUN 7, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At first kind of thin. Not getting a big brown ale taste. Then the rum notes start to pop as the beer warms up. By the end quite nice but I would still prefer more rum to start.
Fratto (2510) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from pikapp327. Brown pour with an off-white head. Aroma is vanilla, caramel, and light coffee. Taste is alcohol, vanilla, grain, and oak.